Louisiana General Schedule Payscales
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 16.5% 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|
|Barksdale Air Force Base||Air Force||8||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Fort Polk||Army||10||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Naval Support Activity New Orleans||Navy||3,178||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Camp Beauregard||Army||88||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Shreveport||Civilian||965||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans||Navy||52||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).
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|
|Medical Support Assistance||471||$43,477.00||$22.00|
|Information Technology Management||283||$105,276.00||$407.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||180||$88,765.00||$852.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||135||$78,813.00||$13.00|
This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,322 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)||501||$98,018.00||$755.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||471||$43,477.00||$22.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||135||$78,813.00||$13.00|
|Bureau Of Safety And Environmental Enforcement||113||$128,133.00||$0.00|
|Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Agriculture)||102||$105,321.00||$49.00|
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.
There are approximately 1,322 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Louisiana. The average federal employee in Louisiana earns $81,861 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 Louisiana is Medical Support Assistance. 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 501 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.