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Missouri Government Pay Charts Missouri General Schedule Payscales

6,546 federal employees †
$70,762 average yearly pay
+4% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Missouri are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover Missouri in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Missouri include Kansas City, Saint Louis and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Missouri 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
Columbia   Civilian 1,206 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Independence   Civilian 123 Kansas City 18.18%
Marine Corps Mobilization Command   Marines 7,533 Kansas City 18.18%
Whiteman Air Force Base   Air Force 5 Kansas City 18.18%
Saint Louis   Civilian Unknown Saint Louis 19.1%
Springfield   Civilian 280 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Fort Leonard Wood   Army 13 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).

Missouri Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Missouri

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Tax Examining 1,440 $43,813.00 $5.00
Contact Representative 1,201 $52,068.00 $106.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 1,195 $34,488.00 $1.00
Social Insurance Administration 609 $86,022.00 $313.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 475 $56,579.00 $207.00
Medical Support Assistance 334 $43,432.00 $197.00
Information Technology Management 331 $112,724.00 $601.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 250 $79,710.00 $283.00
Government Information Specialist 186 $76,285.00 $323.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 150 $48,981.00 $5.00
Financial Administration And Program 133 $86,521.00 $86.00
Economist 130 $102,804.00 $871.00
Accounting 112 $100,546.00 $523.00

This table lists the top thirteen occupations held by the approximately 6,546 federal employees working in Missouri, Missouri, as well as average yearly compensation for Missouri based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Missouri

Agency Missouri Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Internal Revenue Service 3,805 $53,183.00 $20.00
Social Security Administration 1,398 $64,874.00 $243.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 436 $77,998.00 $303.00
Veterans Health Administration 334 $43,432.00 $197.00
Fpac Business Center 295 $105,973.00 $592.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Agriculture) 148 $114,049.00 $542.00
Economic Research Service 130 $102,804.00 $871.00

There are seven Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Missouri. 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 Missouri

There are approximately 6,546 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Missouri. The average federal employee in Missouri earns $70,762 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $277.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Missouri is Tax Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Missouri is the Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 3,805 employees in the area.

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