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Florida Government Pay Charts Florida General Schedule Payscales

9,976 federal employees †
$68,961 average yearly pay
+4% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Florida are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover Florida in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Florida include Miami, Palm Bay and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Florida where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center Complex   Navy 1,639 Miami 24.14%
Port Saint Lucie   Civilian Unknown Miami 24.14%
Pompano Beach   Civilian 52 Miami 24.14%
Pembroke Pines   Civilian 36 Miami 24.14%
Miramar   Civilian 20 Miami 24.14%
Miami Gardens   Civilian 2 Miami 24.14%
ISC Miami Coast Guard Base   Coast Guard 58 Miami 24.14%
Coast Guard District 7   Coast Guard 3,135 Miami 24.14%
Naval Air Station Key West   Navy 37 Miami 24.14%
Hollywood   Civilian 80 Miami 24.14%
Hialeah   Civilian 65 Miami 24.14%
Fort Lauderdale   Civilian 478 Miami 24.14%
Coral Springs   Civilian 21 Miami 24.14%
Palm Bay   Civilian 11 Palm Bay 17.3%
Patrick Air Force Base   Air Force 12 Palm Bay 17.3%
Eglin Air Force Base   Air Force 2 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
MacDill Air Force Base   Air Force 3,187 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Tallahassee   Civilian 504 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Camp Blanding   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Saint Petersburg   Civilian 1,285 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Naval Air Station Pensacola   Navy 384 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Tyndall Air Force Base   Air Force 64 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Naval Air Warfare Center   Navy 2,149 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Naval Air Station Whiting Field   Navy 13 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Hurlburt Field   Air Force 6 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Lakeland   Civilian 85 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Blount Island Command   Marines 1,879 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Gainesville   Civilian 2,264 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater   Coast Guard 64 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Cape Coral   Civilian 42 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Naval Station Mayport   Navy 9 Rest of U.S. 16.5%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

Florida Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Florida, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in Florida.

Common Occupations in Florida

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 2,242 $43,347.00 $228.00
Nursing Assistant 1,262 $39,980.00 $1,126.00
Contact Representative 1,065 $52,764.00 $189.00
Veterans Claims Examining 807 $74,500.00 $94.00
Social Work 708 $83,245.00 $278.00
Practical Nurse 616 $54,766.00 $1,608.00
General Engineering 530 $130,168.00 $227.00
Pharmacist 486 $130,237.00 $365.00
Aerospace Engineering 422 $121,530.00 $290.00
Health Aid And Technician 369 $45,719.00 $598.00
General Health Science 278 $79,852.00 $37.00
Social Insurance Administration 220 $85,254.00 $403.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 213 $45,654.00 $246.00
Management And Program Analysis 195 $110,721.00 $241.00
Worker's Compensation Claims Examining 193 $90,179.00 $248.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 151 $45,920.00 $28.00
Computer Engineering 114 $115,316.00 $191.00
Electronics Engineering 105 $118,501.00 $245.00

This table lists the top eighteen occupations held by the approximately 9,976 federal employees working in Florida, Florida, as well as average yearly compensation for Florida based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Florida

Agency Florida Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 6,325 $62,061.00 $588.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1,366 $119,247.00 $239.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 807 $74,500.00 $94.00
Internal Revenue Service 772 $49,353.00 $26.00
Social Security Administration 513 $69,862.00 $337.00
Office Of Workers' Compensation Programs 193 $90,179.00 $248.00

There are six Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Florida. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.

Distribution of GS Employees in Florida

There are approximately 9,976 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Florida. The average federal employee in Florida earns $68,961 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $505.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Florida is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Florida is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 6,325 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Florida by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.

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