Texas General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Texas are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the seven General Schedule localities that cover Texas in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Texas include Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, San Antonio 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|
|Dyess Air Force Base||Air Force||90||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Amarillo||Civilian||711||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Beaumont||Civilian||249||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Brownsville||Civilian||120||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Camp Bowie||Army||24||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|College Station||Civilian||223||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Naval Air Station Corpus Christi||Navy||404||Corpus Christi||16.56%|
|Laughlin Air Force Base||Air Force||112||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Fort Bliss||Army||1,158||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth||Navy||2,849||Dallas||24.98%|
|Naval Station Ingleside||Navy||Unknown||Corpus Christi||16.56%|
|Fort Hood||Army||11||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Naval Air Station Kingsville||Navy||22||Corpus Christi||16.56%|
|Lubbock||Civilian||575||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|McAllen||Civilian||239||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Midland||Civilian||37||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Odessa||Civilian||33||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Goodfellow Air Force Base||Air Force||98||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Joint Base San Antonio||Air Force||2,711||San Antonio||16.77%|
|Temple||Civilian||1,611||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Red River Army Depot||Army||76||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Tyler||Civilian||78||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Randolph Air Force Base||Air Force||1||San Antonio||16.77%|
|Waco||Civilian||1,330||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
|Sheppard Air Force Base||Air Force||36||Rest of U.S.||15.95%|
† 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|
|Medical Support Assistance||1,304||$43,167.00||$0.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||1,080||$45,013.00||$0.00|
|Information Technology Management||938||$103,886.00||$0.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||821||$78,777.00||$0.00|
|Social Insurance Administration||728||$87,100.00||$0.00|
|Mail And File||502||$31,674.00||$0.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||388||$77,165.00||$0.00|
|Agricultural Commodity Aid||322||$25,616.00||$0.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||283||$113,863.00||$0.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||250||$112,063.00||$0.00|
|Health Aid And Technician||249||$47,899.00||$0.00|
|Financial Clerical And Assistance||215||$49,323.00||$0.00|
|Correctional Institution Administration||171||$93,293.00||$0.00|
|General Health Science||166||$80,221.00||$0.00|
|General Physical Science||141||$113,450.00||$0.00|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||113||$114,770.00||$0.00|
|Human Resources Management||113||$88,028.00||$0.00|
This table lists the top 32 occupations held by the approximately 17,546 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|
|Internal Revenue Service||5,977||$62,757.00||$0.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||5,074||$59,974.00||$0.00|
|Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center||2,118||$131,068.00||$0.00|
|Social Security Administration||1,022||$74,761.00||$0.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||821||$78,777.00||$0.00|
|Small Business Administration||602||$69,325.00||$0.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology||408||$106,444.00||$0.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||369||$115,659.00||$0.00|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||322||$25,616.00||$0.00|
|Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System||284||$90,661.00||$0.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary For Finance||245||$67,665.00||$0.00|
|Citizenship And Immigration Services||176||$90,461.00||$0.00|
|Federal Acquisition Service||128||$104,455.00||$0.00|
There are thirteen 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.
There are approximately 17,546 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Texas. The average federal employee in Texas earns $73,534 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.
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 Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 5,977 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.