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Texas Government Pay Charts Texas General Schedule Payscales

18,891 federal employees †
$75,371 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

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. 16.2%
Amarillo   Civilian 711 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Arlington   Civilian 280 Dallas 25.68%
Camp Marby   Army 5,097 Austin 18.8%
Camp Swift   Army 53 Austin 18.8%
Beaumont   Civilian 249 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Brownsville   Civilian 120 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Camp Bowie   Army 24 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Carrollton   Civilian 2 Dallas 25.68%
College Station   Civilian 223 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi   Navy 404 Corpus Christi 16.82%
Dallas   Civilian 6,374 Dallas 25.68%
Laughlin Air Force Base   Air Force 112 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Denton   Civilian 937 Dallas 25.68%
Fort Bliss   Army 1,158 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth   Navy 2,849 Dallas 25.68%
Frisco   Civilian 5 Dallas 25.68%
Garland   Civilian 18 Dallas 25.68%
Grand Prairie   Civilian 511 Dallas 25.68%
Houston   Civilian 7,665 Houston 33.96%
Naval Station Ingleside   Navy Unknown Corpus Christi 16.82%
Irving   Civilian 20 Dallas 25.68%
Fort Hood   Army 11 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Naval Air Station Kingsville   Navy 22 Corpus Christi 16.82%
Laredo   Civilian 326 Laredo 19.85%
Lewisville   Civilian 8 Dallas 25.68%
Lubbock   Civilian 575 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
McAllen   Civilian 239 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
McKinney   Civilian 52 Dallas 25.68%
Mesquite   Civilian 1 Dallas 25.68%
Midland   Civilian 37 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Odessa   Civilian 33 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Pasadena   Civilian 85 Houston 33.96%
Pearland   Civilian 7 Houston 33.96%
Plano   Civilian 22 Dallas 25.68%
Richardson   Civilian 9 Dallas 25.68%
Round Rock   Civilian 16 Austin 18.8%
Goodfellow Air Force Base   Air Force 98 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Joint Base San Antonio   Air Force 2,711 San Antonio 17.39%
Temple   Civilian 1,611 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Red River Army Depot   Army 76 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Tyler   Civilian 78 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Randolph Air Force Base   Air Force 1 San Antonio 17.39%
Waco   Civilian 1,330 Rest of U.S. 16.2%
Sheppard Air Force Base   Air Force 36 Rest of U.S. 16.2%

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 2,202 $52,800.00 $0.00
Tax Examining 1,911 $44,693.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 1,599 $43,818.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 1,299 $45,472.00 $0.00
Information Technology Management 1,025 $108,609.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 1,022 $41,859.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 968 $78,512.00 $0.00
Aerospace Engineering 960 $142,951.00 $0.00
General Engineering 758 $142,840.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 746 $90,113.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 699 $57,737.00 $0.00
Social Work 530 $89,040.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 487 $79,214.00 $0.00
Mail And File 478 $32,901.00 $0.00
Loan Specialist 461 $67,157.00 $0.00
Data Transcriber 425 $33,581.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 418 $136,581.00 $0.00
Health Aid And Technician 297 $49,236.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 253 $117,271.00 $0.00
Contracting 248 $117,060.00 $0.00
Financial Clerical And Assistance 201 $49,341.00 $0.00
General Health Science 186 $82,706.00 $0.00
Agricultural Commodity Aid 180 $28,926.00 $0.00
Correctional Institution Administration 173 $97,641.00 $0.00
Management And Program Analysis 163 $102,899.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 157 $110,019.00 $0.00
General Attorney 156 $84,300.00 $0.00
Paralegal Specialist 145 $63,902.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 122 $92,346.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 110 $105,224.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 104 $122,071.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 104 $138,025.00 $0.00
Legal Assistance 102 $49,023.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 101 $119,658.00 $0.00
Accounting 101 $92,816.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 35 occupations held by the approximately 18,891 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 5,906 $64,473.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 5,626 $61,987.00 $0.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2,035 $138,317.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 1,107 $62,352.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 1,101 $76,769.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 968 $78,512.00 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 493 $109,129.00 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Finance 420 $81,820.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 362 $117,249.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 295 $94,994.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 180 $28,926.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 151 $90,835.00 $0.00
Federal Acquisition Service 137 $110,059.00 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 110 $105,224.00 $0.00

There are fourteen 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 18,891 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Texas. The average federal employee in Texas earns $75,371 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 5,906 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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