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Georgia Government Pay Charts Georgia General Schedule Payscales

2,379 federal employees †
$73,745 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
Atlanta   Civilian 6,343 Atlanta 21.64%
Columbus   Civilian 96 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Macon   Civilian 392 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Hunter Army Airfield   Army 244 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Sandy Springs   Civilian 4 Atlanta 21.64%
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany   Marines 68 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Robins Air Force Base   Air Force 26 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Naval Air Station Atlanta/General Lucius Dubignon Clay National Guard Center   Navy 156 Atlanta 21.64%
Moody Air Force Base   Air Force 55 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Fort Mcpherson   Army 7 Atlanta 21.64%
Fort Stewart   Army 10 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Fort Gillem   Army 13 Atlanta 21.64%
Camp Frank Dow Merrill   Army 1 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Fort Gordon   Army 1,428 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay   Navy 2 Rest of U.S. 15.67%
Fort Benning   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.67%

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 $69,433.00 $102.00
Nursing Assistant 240 $36,956.00 $14.00
Practical Nurse 237 $43,778.00 $2.00
Social Insurance Administration 207 $94,138.00 $225.00
Environmental Engineering 200 $110,189.00 $1,465.00
Financial Administration And Program 174 $102,832.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 167 $98,312.00 $432.00
Management And Program Analysis 155 $112,056.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 152 $110,333.00 $1,272.00
Medical Support Assistance 145 $38,900.00 $5.00
Agricultural Commodity Aid 139 $26,233.00 $4.00
General Attorney 110 $108,535.00 $190.00

This table lists the top twelve occupations held by the approximately 2,379 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 622 $40,073.00 $7.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 453 $69,433.00 $102.00
Environmental Protection Agency 352 $110,261.00 $1,369.00
Internal Revenue Service 329 $107,444.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 317 $101,337.00 $208.00
Ofc Of Sr Coord For Southeast/caribbean 167 $98,312.00 $432.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 139 $26,233.00 $4.00

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 2,379 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Georgia. The average federal employee in Georgia earns $73,745 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $266.

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 622 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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