Minnesota General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Minnesota are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover Minnesota in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Minnesota include Minneapolis and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Minnesota 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|
|Rochester||Civilian||146||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).
Minnesota Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Minnesota, 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 Minnesota.
Common Occupations in Minnesota
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Claims Examining||592||$78,298.00||$72.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||547||$45,016.00||$86.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||130||$70,773.00||$8.00|
|General Health Science||129||$82,737.00||$33.00|
This table lists the top eight occupations held by the approximately 2,078 federal employees working in Minnesota, Minnesota, as well as average yearly compensation for Minnesota based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Minnesota
|Agency||Minnesota Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||1,356||$67,770.00||$132.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||592||$78,298.00||$72.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary For Finance||130||$70,773.00||$8.00|
There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Minnesota. 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 2,078 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Minnesota. The average federal employee in Minnesota earns $69,123 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $113.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Minnesota is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Minnesota is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,356 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Minnesota 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.