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Mississippi Government Pay Charts Mississippi General Schedule Payscales

589 federal employees †
$53,504 average yearly pay
+5% 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 16.82% 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
Keesler Air Force Base   Air Force 1,056 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Columbus Air Force Base   Air Force 32 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport   Navy 151 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Camp Shelby   Army 121 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Jackson   Civilian 2,164 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Naval Station Pascagoula   Navy 6 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant   Army 1 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Naval Air Station Meridian   Navy 1 Rest of U.S. 16.82%

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).

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
Medical Support Assistance 338 $43,545.00 $30.00
Veterans Claims Examining 139 $77,555.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 112 $49,371.00 $408.00

This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 589 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 Health Administration 450 $45,487.00 $156.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 139 $77,555.00 $0.00

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 589 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Mississippi. The average federal employee in Mississippi earns $53,504 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $117.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Mississippi is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Mississippi is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 450 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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