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Texas Government Pay Charts Texas General Schedule Payscales

17,035 federal employees †
$71,359 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Texas are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the five General Schedule localities that cover Texas in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Texas include Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Texas 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
Houston   Civilian 7,665 Houston 31.74%
Joint Base San Antonio   Air Force 2,711 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Dallas   Civilian 6,374 Dallas 23.4%
Camp Marby   Army 5,097 Austin 16.71%
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth   Navy 2,849 Dallas 23.4%
Fort Bliss   Army 1,158 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Arlington   Civilian 280 Dallas 23.4%
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi   Navy 404 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Plano   Civilian 22 Dallas 23.4%
Laredo   Civilian 326 Laredo 17.4%
Lubbock   Civilian 575 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Garland   Civilian 18 Dallas 23.4%
Irving   Civilian 20 Dallas 23.4%
Amarillo   Civilian 711 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Grand Prairie   Civilian 511 Dallas 23.4%
Brownsville   Civilian 120 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
McKinney   Civilian 52 Dallas 23.4%
Pasadena   Civilian 85 Houston 31.74%
Frisco   Civilian 5 Dallas 23.4%
Mesquite   Civilian 1 Dallas 23.4%
McAllen   Civilian 239 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Fort Hood   Army 11 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Waco   Civilian 1,330 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Carrollton   Civilian 2 Dallas 23.4%
Denton   Civilian 937 Dallas 23.4%
Midland   Civilian 37 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Dyess Air Force Base   Air Force 90 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Beaumont   Civilian 249 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Odessa   Civilian 33 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Round Rock   Civilian 16 Austin 16.71%
Richardson   Civilian 9 Dallas 23.4%
Sheppard Air Force Base   Air Force 36 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
College Station   Civilian 223 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Pearland   Civilian 7 Houston 31.74%
Lewisville   Civilian 8 Dallas 23.4%
Tyler   Civilian 78 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Goodfellow Air Force Base   Air Force 98 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Temple   Civilian 1,611 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Red River Army Depot   Army 76 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Laughlin Air Force Base   Air Force 112 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Air Station Kingsville   Navy 22 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Randolph Air Force Base   Air Force 1 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Camp Bowie   Army 24 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Station Ingleside   Navy Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Camp Swift   Army 53 Austin 16.71%

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).

Texas Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Texas

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 1,866 $50,162.00 $103.00
Medical Support Assistance 1,268 $41,405.00 $7.00
Tax Examining 1,117 $45,709.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 1,097 $42,252.00 $6.00
Aerospace Engineering 1,032 $133,924.00 $27.00
Veterans Claims Examining 855 $74,072.00 $187.00
Information Technology Management 817 $100,368.00 $50.00
Nursing Assistant 802 $38,427.00 $6.00
Loan Specialist 746 $61,264.00 $2.00
Social Insurance Administration 720 $83,379.00 $246.00
Practical Nurse 693 $51,094.00 $21.00
General Engineering 662 $131,739.00 $43.00
Social Work 480 $82,969.00 $18.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 378 $99,738.00 $78.00
Pharmacist 352 $121,072.00 $5.00
Paralegal Specialist 349 $55,818.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 335 $75,928.00 $141.00
Legal Assistance 319 $41,638.00 $0.00
Agricultural Commodity Aid 315 $24,744.00 $36.00
Mail And File 285 $32,888.00 $0.00
Management And Program Analysis 273 $104,391.00 $40.00
Contracting 241 $107,237.00 $160.00
General Attorney 215 $68,870.00 $2.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 195 $48,929.00 $0.00
Data Transcriber 194 $33,160.00 $0.00
General Health Science 171 $76,451.00 $132.00
Correctional Institution Administration 159 $89,243.00 $109.00
General Physical Science 145 $109,272.00 $1,481.00
Construction Analyst 145 $58,786.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 131 $109,343.00 $1,390.00
Environmental Engineering 125 $116,795.00 $1,420.00
Human Resources Management 124 $81,941.00 $385.00
Security Administration 116 $83,816.00 $6.00
Health Aid And Technician 107 $49,547.00 $5.00
Emergency Management Specialist 106 $103,774.00 $191.00
Electronics Engineering 100 $128,352.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 36 occupations held by the approximately 17,035 federal employees working in Texas, Texas, as well as average yearly compensation for Texas based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Texas

Agency Texas Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 4,620 $59,094.00 $15.00
Internal Revenue Service 4,005 $61,435.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 2,186 $54,634.00 $1.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2,182 $125,524.00 $88.00
Social Security Administration 1,003 $72,273.00 $249.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 855 $74,072.00 $187.00
Environmental Protection Agency 401 $111,803.00 $1,430.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 379 $101,643.00 $149.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 315 $24,744.00 $36.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 283 $85,592.00 $247.00
Deputy Asst Sec For Finance 185 $69,709.00 $281.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 156 $87,423.00 $100.00
Federal Acquisition Service 127 $100,728.00 $44.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 116 $83,816.00 $6.00
Customs And Border Protection 116 $77,011.00 $31.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 106 $103,774.00 $191.00

There are sixteen Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Texas. 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 Texas

There are approximately 17,035 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Texas. The average federal employee in Texas earns $71,359 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $119.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Texas is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Texas is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 4,620 employees in the area.

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