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Texas Government Pay Charts Texas General Schedule Payscales

17,852 federal employees †
$75,923 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
Round Rock   Civilian 16 Austin 18.8%
Camp Swift   Army 53 Austin 18.8%
Camp Marby   Army 5,097 Austin 18.8%
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%
Richardson   Civilian 9 Dallas 25.68%
Plano   Civilian 22 Dallas 25.68%
Mesquite   Civilian 1 Dallas 25.68%
McKinney   Civilian 52 Dallas 25.68%
Lewisville   Civilian 8 Dallas 25.68%
Irving   Civilian 20 Dallas 25.68%
Grand Prairie   Civilian 511 Dallas 25.68%
Garland   Civilian 18 Dallas 25.68%
Frisco   Civilian 5 Dallas 25.68%
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth   Navy 2,849 Dallas 25.68%
Denton   Civilian 937 Dallas 25.68%
Dallas   Civilian 6,374 Dallas 25.68%
Carrollton   Civilian 2 Dallas 25.68%
Arlington   Civilian 280 Dallas 25.68%
Pearland   Civilian 7 Houston 33.96%
Pasadena   Civilian 85 Houston 33.96%
Houston   Civilian 7,665 Houston 33.96%
Laredo   Civilian 326 Laredo 19.85%
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
Contact Representative 2,110 $53,831.00 $136.00
Tax Examining 1,734 $45,504.00 $2.00
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
Nursing Assistant 963 $42,785.00 $811.00
Aerospace Engineering 952 $143,498.00 $125.00
Veterans Claims Examining 928 $82,205.00 $55.00
General Engineering 781 $144,431.00 $194.00
Social Insurance Administration 721 $92,181.00 $398.00
Practical Nurse 643 $59,520.00 $594.00
Social Work 550 $90,243.00 $680.00
Financial Administration And Program 482 $81,009.00 $238.00
Pharmacist 407 $139,428.00 $729.00
Loan Specialist 362 $74,079.00 $354.00
Health Aid And Technician 331 $49,339.00 $1,140.00
Contracting 239 $113,184.00 $426.00
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
Paralegal Specialist 132 $64,890.00 $93.00
General Attorney 128 $92,345.00 $1,129.00
Data Transcriber 118 $32,493.00 $4.00
General Business And Industry 115 $109,256.00 $232.00
Mail And File 103 $31,251.00 $3.00
Electronics Engineering 101 $138,590.00 $63.00
Psychology 101 $106,770.00 $168.00
Environmental Engineering 100 $120,426.00 $2,443.00

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.


Distribution of GS Employees in Texas

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.

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