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|
|Naval Air Station Kingsville||Navy||22||Corpus Christi||16.82%|
|Naval Station Ingleside||Navy||Unknown||Corpus Christi||16.82%|
|Naval Air Station Corpus Christi||Navy||404||Corpus Christi||16.82%|
|Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth||Navy||2,849||Dallas||25.68%|
|Randolph Air Force Base||Air Force||1||San Antonio||17.39%|
|Joint Base San Antonio||Air Force||2,711||San Antonio||17.39%|
|Sheppard Air Force Base||Air Force||36||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Waco||Civilian||1,330||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Tyler||Civilian||78||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Red River Army Depot||Army||76||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Temple||Civilian||1,611||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Goodfellow Air Force Base||Air Force||98||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Odessa||Civilian||33||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Midland||Civilian||37||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|McAllen||Civilian||239||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Lubbock||Civilian||575||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Fort Hood||Army||11||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Fort Bliss||Army||1,158||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Laughlin Air Force Base||Air Force||112||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|College Station||Civilian||223||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Camp Bowie||Army||24||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Brownsville||Civilian||120||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Beaumont||Civilian||249||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Amarillo||Civilian||711||Rest of U.S.||16.2%|
|Dyess Air Force Base||Air Force||90||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|
|Medical Support Assistance||1,653||$44,391.00||$127.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||1,638||$46,582.00||$246.00|
|Information Technology Management||1,012||$109,744.00||$178.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||928||$82,205.00||$55.00|
|Social Insurance Administration||721||$92,181.00||$398.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||482||$81,009.00||$238.00|
|Health Aid And Technician||331||$49,339.00||$1,140.00|
|Human Resources Management||217||$84,638.00||$182.00|
|Agricultural Commodity Aid||213||$29,524.00||$24.00|
|General Health Science||208||$86,180.00||$849.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||178||$104,244.00||$359.00|
|General Physical Science||170||$106,358.00||$2,154.00|
|Correctional Institution Administration||164||$98,109.00||$206.00|
|Financial Clerical And Assistance||155||$51,337.00||$25.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||143||$94,057.00||$659.00|
|General Business And Industry||115||$109,256.00||$232.00|
|Mail And File||103||$31,251.00||$3.00|
This table lists the top 33 occupations held by the approximately 17,852 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||5,606||$65,319.00||$520.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||5,553||$66,095.00||$77.00|
|Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center||1,948||$137,259.00||$242.00|
|Social Security Administration||1,074||$78,446.00||$363.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||928||$82,205.00||$55.00|
|Small Business Administration||838||$70,188.00||$442.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology||451||$110,721.00||$354.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary For Finance||310||$72,017.00||$376.00|
|Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System||278||$95,443.00||$186.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||270||$113,392.00||$2,299.00|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||213||$29,524.00||$24.00|
|Citizenship And Immigration Services||143||$94,057.00||$659.00|
|Federal Acquisition Service||125||$103,853.00||$268.00|
|Public Buildings Service||115||$109,256.00||$232.00|
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.
There are approximately 17,852 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Texas. The average federal employee in Texas earns $75,923 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $417.
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 5,606 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.