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Minnesota Government Pay Charts Minnesota General Schedule Payscales

2,056 federal employees †
$70,924 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

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
Minneapolis   Civilian 2,843 Minneapolis 27.15%
Rochester   Civilian 146 Minneapolis 27.15%
Saint Cloud   Civilian 1,088 Minneapolis 27.15%
Saint Paul   Civilian 1,316 Minneapolis 27.15%

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 595 $80,521.00 $6.00
Medical Support Assistance 544 $46,344.00 $19.00
Nursing Assistant 221 $42,923.00 $35.00
Practical Nurse 170 $61,742.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 137 $143,809.00 $11.00
Social Work 134 $88,140.00 $117.00
Financial Administration And Program 129 $71,203.00 $0.00
General Health Science 126 $85,294.00 $21.00

This table lists the top eight occupations held by the approximately 2,056 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 1,332 $69,690.00 $32.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 595 $80,521.00 $6.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Finance 129 $71,203.00 $0.00

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.

Distribution of GS Employees in Minnesota

There are approximately 2,056 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Minnesota. The average federal employee in Minnesota earns $70,924 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $26.

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 1,332 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.

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