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Oklahoma Government Pay Charts Oklahoma General Schedule Payscales

1,800 federal employees †
$64,580 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Oklahoma are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover Oklahoma in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Oklahoma include Dallas and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Oklahoma 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
Altus Air Force Base   Air Force 5 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Broken Arrow   Civilian 10 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Vance Air Force Base   Air Force 37 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Fort Sill   Army 324 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant   Army 44 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Muskogee   Civilian 2,036 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Norman   Civilian 142 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Tinker Air Force Base   Air Force 1,931 Rest of U.S. 16.82%
Tulsa   Civilian 483 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).

Oklahoma Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Oklahoma

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Claims Examining 1,159 $69,776.00 $1.00
Medical Support Assistance 302 $41,866.00 $7.00
Social Work 122 $84,831.00 $37.00
Nurse 114 $102,238.00 $254.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 103 $46,903.00 $13.00

This table lists the top five occupations held by the approximately 1,800 federal employees working in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, as well as average yearly compensation for Oklahoma based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Oklahoma

Agency Oklahoma Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Benefits Administration 1,159 $69,776.00 $1.00
Veterans Health Administration 527 $53,867.00 $16.00
Indian Health Service 114 $102,238.00 $254.00

There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma

There are approximately 1,800 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Oklahoma. The average federal employee in Oklahoma earns $64,580 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $53.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Oklahoma is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Oklahoma is the Veterans Benefits Administration, which has total of 1,159 employees in the area.

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