Nebraska General Schedule Payscales
A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Nebraska. 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 Nebraska 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|
|Omaha||Civilian||1,370||Rest of U.S.||15.37%|
|Lincoln||Civilian||1,003||Rest of U.S.||15.37%|
|Offutt Air Force Base||Air Force||10||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).
Nebraska Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska.
Common Occupations in Nebraska
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Claims Examining||180||$65,655.00||$109.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||135||$39,476.00||$26.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||118||$76,339.00||$281.00|
This table lists the top three occupations held by the approximately 433 federal employees working in Nebraska, Nebraska, as well as average yearly compensation for Nebraska based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Nebraska
|Agency||Nebraska Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||180||$65,655.00||$109.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||135||$39,476.00||$26.00|
|Citizenship And Immigration Services||118||$76,339.00||$281.00|
There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Nebraska. 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 433 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Nebraska. The average federal employee in Nebraska earns $60,490 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $139.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Nebraska is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Nebraska is the Veterans Benefits Administration, which has total of 180 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Nebraska 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.