Mississippi General Schedule Payscales
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 16.5% 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.||16.5%|
|Columbus Air Force Base||Air Force||32||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport||Navy||151||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Camp Shelby||Army||121||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Jackson||Civilian||2,164||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Naval Station Pascagoula||Navy||6||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant||Army||1||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Naval Air Station Meridian||Navy||1||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).
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||334||$42,537.00||$270.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||134||$76,375.00||$35.00|
This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 584 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||$44,410.00||$254.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||134||$76,375.00||$35.00|
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.
There are approximately 584 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Mississippi. The average federal employee in Mississippi earns $52,401 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $199.
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.