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Louisiana Government Pay Charts Louisiana General Schedule Payscales

1,548 federal employees †
$67,665 average yearly pay
+3% salary raise this year

A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Louisiana. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 15.95% cost-of-living locality adjustment.

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Louisiana 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
Naval Support Activity New Orleans   Navy 3,178 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Shreveport   Civilian 965 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Barksdale Air Force Base   Air Force 8 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Camp Beauregard   Army 88 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Fort Polk   Army 10 Rest of U.S. 15.95%
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans   Navy 52 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).

Louisiana Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Louisiana

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Information Technology Management 345 $94,868.00 $467.00
Medical Support Assistance 264 $38,026.00 $34.00
Management And Program Analysis 211 $81,516.00 $314.00
Accounting 154 $89,790.00 $310.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 122 $48,593.00 $217.00
Passport And Visa Examining 116 $67,130.00 $77.00
Veterans Claims Examining 116 $69,476.00 $173.00
Petroleum Engineering 111 $107,826.00 $261.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 109 $41,401.00 $7.00

This table lists the top nine occupations held by the approximately 1,548 federal employees working in Louisiana, Louisiana, as well as average yearly compensation for Louisiana based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Louisiana

Agency Louisiana Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Office Of The Chief Financial Officer (Department Of Agriculture) 832 $78,692.00 $327.00
Veterans Health Administration 373 $39,151.00 $25.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 116 $69,476.00 $173.00
Department Of State 116 $67,130.00 $77.00
Bureau Of Safety & Envir Enf 111 $107,826.00 $261.00

There are five Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana

There are approximately 1,548 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Louisiana. The average federal employee in Louisiana earns $67,665 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $189.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Louisiana is Information Technology Management. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Louisiana is the Office Of The Chief Financial Officer (Department Of Agriculture), which has total of 832 employees in the area.

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