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Michigan Government Pay Charts Michigan General Schedule Payscales

1,681 federal employees †
$65,718 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

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

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Michigan 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
Ann Arbor   Civilian 1,880 Detroit 28.82%
Detroit   Civilian 3,141 Detroit 28.82%
Grand Rapids   Civilian 398 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Lansing   Civilian 145 Detroit 28.82%
Sterling Heights   Civilian 27 Detroit 28.82%
Detroit Arsenal Army Base   Army 10 Detroit 28.82%
Selfridge Air National Guard Base   Air Force Unknown Detroit 28.82%

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).

Michigan Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Michigan

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 656 $46,047.00 $128.00
Information Technology Management 247 $116,388.00 $1.00
Veterans Claims Examining 236 $81,944.00 $49.00
General Health Science 182 $87,606.00 $18.00
Social Work 125 $89,069.00 $90.00
Nursing Assistant 123 $45,990.00 $190.00
Contact Representative 112 $51,996.00 $0.00

This table lists the top seven occupations held by the approximately 1,681 federal employees working in Michigan, Michigan, as well as average yearly compensation for Michigan based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Michigan

Agency Michigan Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 1,086 $58,122.00 $116.00
Internal Revenue Service 359 $84,192.00 $1.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 236 $81,944.00 $49.00

There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Michigan. 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 Michigan

There are approximately 1,681 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Michigan. The average federal employee in Michigan earns $65,718 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $86.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Michigan is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Michigan is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,086 employees in the area.

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