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Georgia Government Pay Charts Georgia General Schedule Payscales

2,381 federal employees †
$73,800 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Georgia are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover Georgia in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Georgia include Atlanta and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Georgia 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
Sandy Springs   Civilian 4 Atlanta 22.16%
Naval Air Station Atlanta/General Lucius Dubignon Clay National Guard Center   Navy 156 Atlanta 22.16%
Fort Gillem   Army 13 Atlanta 22.16%
Fort Mcpherson   Army 7 Atlanta 22.16%
Atlanta   Civilian 6,343 Atlanta 22.16%
Fort Benning   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay   Navy 2 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Fort Gordon   Army 1,428 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Robins Air Force Base   Air Force 26 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Moody Air Force Base   Air Force 55 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Hunter Army Airfield   Army 244 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Macon   Civilian 392 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Fort Stewart   Army 10 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Camp Frank Dow Merrill   Army 1 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Columbus   Civilian 96 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany   Marines 68 Rest of U.S. 15.95%

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).

Georgia Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Georgia, 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 Georgia.

Common Occupations in Georgia

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Claims Examining 453 $69,424.00 $101.00
Practical Nurse 240 $43,675.00 $2.00
Nursing Assistant 234 $37,067.00 $15.00
Social Insurance Administration 208 $94,150.00 $226.00
Environmental Engineering 198 $110,064.00 $1,462.00
Financial Administration And Program 176 $102,065.00 $6.00
General Business And Industry 167 $98,849.00 $486.00
Management And Program Analysis 155 $112,796.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 152 $110,442.00 $1,272.00
Agricultural Commodity Aid 145 $26,139.00 $42.00
Medical Support Assistance 143 $39,036.00 $5.00
General Attorney 110 $108,752.00 $190.00

This table lists the top twelve occupations held by the approximately 2,381 federal employees working in Georgia, Georgia, as well as average yearly compensation for Georgia based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Georgia

Agency Georgia Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 617 $40,104.00 $7.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 453 $69,424.00 $101.00
Environmental Protection Agency 350 $110,253.00 $1,367.00
Internal Revenue Service 331 $107,431.00 $3.00
Social Security Administration 318 $101,451.00 $208.00
Ofc Of Sr Coord For Southeast/caribbean 167 $98,849.00 $486.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 145 $26,139.00 $42.00

There are seven Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Georgia. 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 Georgia

There are approximately 2,381 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Georgia. The average federal employee in Georgia earns $73,800 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $273.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Georgia is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Georgia is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 617 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Georgia 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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