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Mississippi Government Pay Charts Mississippi General Schedule Payscales

225 federal employees †
$56,258 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Mississippi. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 15.37% cost-of-living locality adjustment.

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Mississippi 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
Jackson   Civilian 2,164 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport   Navy 151 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Camp Shelby   Army 121 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Keesler Air Force Base   Air Force 1,056 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Columbus Air Force Base   Air Force 32 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Station Pascagoula   Navy 6 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant   Army 1 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Air Station Meridian   Navy 1 Rest of U.S. 15.37%

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).

Mississippi Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Mississippi

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Claims Examining 123 $69,743.00 $47.00
Practical Nurse 102 $42,773.00 $17.00

This table lists the top two occupations held by the approximately 225 federal employees working in Mississippi, Mississippi, as well as average yearly compensation for Mississippi based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Mississippi

Agency Mississippi Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Benefits Administration 123 $69,743.00 $47.00
Veterans Health Administration 102 $42,773.00 $17.00

There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Mississippi. 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 Mississippi

There are approximately 225 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Mississippi. The average federal employee in Mississippi earns $56,258 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $32.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Mississippi is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Mississippi is the Veterans Benefits Administration, which has total of 123 employees in the area.

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