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Nevada Government Pay Charts Nevada General Schedule Payscales

1,296 federal employees †
$56,570 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Nevada are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover Nevada in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Nevada include Las Vegas, Sacramento, Reno and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Nevada 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
Naval Air Station Fallon   Navy 36 Reno 17.11%
Henderson   Civilian 110 Las Vegas 19.23%
Nellis Air Force Base   Air Force 2,417 Las Vegas 19.23%
North Las Vegas   Civilian 45 Las Vegas 19.23%
Reno   Civilian 1,167 Reno 17.11%
Hawthorne Army Depot   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Creech Air Force Base   Air Force 6 Las Vegas 19.23%

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).

Nevada Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Nevada

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Medical Support Assistance 392 $50,380.00 $6.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 230 $46,211.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 216 $46,204.00 $15.00
Social Work 178 $90,213.00 $13.00
Health Aid And Technician 150 $44,854.00 $3.00
Practical Nurse 130 $67,751.00 $6.00

This table lists the top six occupations held by the approximately 1,296 federal employees working in Nevada, Nevada, as well as average yearly compensation for Nevada based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Nevada

Agency Nevada Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 1,296 $56,570.00 $7.00

There are one Federal agency with a significant workforce in Nevada. 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 Nevada

There are approximately 1,296 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Nevada. The average federal employee in Nevada earns $56,570 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $7.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Nevada is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Nevada is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,296 employees in the area.

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