Hawaii General Schedule Payscales
A single General Schedule locality, the Hawaii locality, applies to the entirety of Hawaii. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 21.17% cost-of-living locality adjustment.
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Hawaii 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|
|Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam||Navy||1||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Pohakuloa Training Area||Army||218||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Marine Corps Base Hawaii||Marines||7||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands||Navy||2||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Wheeler Army Airfield||Army||1||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Coast Guard Station Maui||Coast Guard||42||Hawaii||21.17%|
|Bellows Air Force Station||Air Force||14||Hawaii||21.17%|
† 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).
Hawaii Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Hawaii, 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 Hawaii.
Common Occupations in Hawaii
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Plant Protection Technician||165||$31,182.00||$2,024.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||111||$46,004.00||$0.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||102||$47,520.00||$17.00|
This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 378 federal employees working in Hawaii, Hawaii, as well as average yearly compensation for Hawaii based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Hawaii
|Agency||Hawaii Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||213||$46,762.00||$9.00|
|Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service||165||$31,182.00||$2,024.00|
There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Hawaii. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 378 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Hawaii. The average federal employee in Hawaii earns $41,569 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $680.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Hawaii is Plant Protection Technician. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Hawaii is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 213 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Hawaii 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.