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Texas Houston, Texas General Schedule Payscale

Location County Population Gov't Employees GS Locality
Houston Harris County 2,239,558 7,665 Houston (HOU)

There are approximately 7,665 federal employees under the General Schedule employed in Houston. All federal employees in Houston are paid under the adjusted General Schedule pay table for the Houston GS Locality, which provides for a 33.96% pay increase above the base GS pay rates. Locality Adjustments are used to account for higher costs of living in Houston, and to keep government salaries competitive with comparable private sector jobs.

The yearly base salaries of General Schedule employees in Houston can be determined from the 2022 pay chart below, based on their GS Grade and Step. For more details, learn more about the GS Payscale or use our General Schedule salary calculator.


GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$27,022$27,929$28,827$29,722$30,619$31,144$32,034$32,929$32,965$33,803
GS-2$30,385$31,108$32,114$32,965$33,337$34,318$35,298$36,279$37,260$38,240
GS-3$33,154$34,259$35,364$36,469$37,574$38,680$39,785$40,890$41,995$43,100
GS-4$37,217$38,457$39,698$40,938$42,179$43,419$44,660$45,900$47,141$48,381
GS-5$41,639$43,027$44,414$45,802$47,190$48,578$49,966$51,354$52,741$54,129
GS-6$46,416$47,963$49,510$51,058$52,605$54,152$55,699$57,246$58,794$60,341
GS-7$51,579$53,297$55,016$56,735$58,453$60,172$61,891$63,610$65,328$67,047
GS-8$57,122$59,025$60,929$62,833$64,736$66,640$68,543$70,447$72,350$74,254
GS-9$63,091$65,194$67,297$69,401$71,504$73,607$75,710$77,813$79,917$82,020
GS-10$69,477$71,793$74,109$76,426$78,742$81,058$83,374$85,690$88,006$90,323
GS-11$76,334$78,878$81,422$83,966$86,510$89,054$91,598$94,142$96,686$99,230
GS-12$91,493$94,544$97,594$100,644$103,694$106,745$109,795$112,845$115,895$118,946
GS-13$108,797$112,423$116,050$119,676$123,302$126,928$130,555$134,181$137,807$141,434
GS-14$128,565$132,851$137,136$141,422$145,707$149,992$154,278$158,563$162,848$167,134
GS-15$151,227$156,268$161,309$166,350$171,391$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$26,315$27,197$28,072$28,942$29,817$30,329$31,194$32,066$32,101$32,917
GS-2$29,589$30,293$31,273$32,101$32,462$33,417$34,371$35,326$36,280$37,235
GS-3$32,285$33,361$34,437$35,512$36,588$37,664$38,740$39,816$40,892$41,968
GS-4$36,242$37,450$38,657$39,865$41,073$42,281$43,489$44,697$45,905$47,113
GS-5$40,548$41,900$43,252$44,604$45,955$47,307$48,659$50,011$51,363$52,715
GS-6$45,199$46,706$48,213$49,719$51,226$52,732$54,239$55,745$57,252$58,758
GS-7$50,227$51,901$53,576$55,250$56,925$58,599$60,274$61,948$63,623$65,297
GS-8$55,625$57,480$59,334$61,189$63,043$64,898$66,752$68,606$70,461$72,315
GS-9$61,438$63,486$65,533$67,581$69,629$71,677$73,725$75,772$77,820$79,868
GS-10$67,657$69,913$72,169$74,425$76,680$78,936$81,192$83,448$85,703$87,959
GS-11$74,334$76,812$79,291$81,769$84,248$86,726$89,204$91,683$94,161$96,640
GS-12$89,096$92,067$95,037$98,008$100,978$103,948$106,919$109,889$112,859$115,830
GS-13$105,947$109,478$113,010$116,542$120,073$123,605$127,137$130,668$134,200$137,732
GS-14$125,197$129,370$133,543$137,716$141,888$146,061$150,234$154,407$158,580$162,753
GS-15$147,265$152,174$157,083$161,992$166,901$171,809$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$26,055$26,928$27,795$28,656$29,522$30,029$30,885$31,749$31,783$32,594
GS-2$29,296$29,993$30,964$31,783$32,141$33,086$34,031$34,977$35,922$36,867
GS-3$31,965$33,030$34,095$35,160$36,226$37,291$38,356$39,421$40,487$41,552
GS-4$35,883$37,079$38,275$39,471$40,667$41,862$43,058$44,254$45,450$46,646
GS-5$40,147$41,485$42,824$44,162$45,501$46,839$48,178$49,516$50,855$52,193
GS-6$44,752$46,243$47,735$49,227$50,719$52,211$53,703$55,194$56,686$58,178
GS-7$49,730$51,387$53,044$54,701$56,358$58,016$59,673$61,330$62,987$64,644
GS-8$55,074$56,910$58,746$60,582$62,418$64,254$66,089$67,925$69,761$71,597
GS-9$60,830$62,858$64,886$66,913$68,941$70,969$72,997$75,024$77,052$79,080
GS-10$66,988$69,221$71,454$73,687$75,920$78,154$80,387$82,620$84,853$87,086
GS-11$73,598$76,051$78,504$80,957$83,410$85,863$88,317$90,770$93,223$95,676
GS-12$88,214$91,155$94,096$97,037$99,978$102,919$105,860$108,801$111,742$114,683
GS-13$104,898$108,394$111,891$115,388$118,885$122,382$125,879$129,376$132,873$136,370
GS-14$123,957$128,089$132,220$136,352$140,483$144,615$148,746$152,878$157,010$161,141
GS-15$145,807$150,668$155,528$160,389$165,250$170,111$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*$170,800*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$25,246$26,092$26,932$27,766$28,606$29,097$29,926$30,764$30,797$31,580
GS-2$28,386$29,062$30,002$30,797$31,143$32,059$32,975$33,890$34,806$35,722
GS-3$30,972$32,004$33,037$34,069$35,102$36,134$37,167$38,199$39,232$40,264
GS-4$34,769$35,928$37,086$38,244$39,403$40,561$41,720$42,878$44,036$45,195
GS-5$38,900$40,197$41,493$42,789$44,085$45,382$46,678$47,974$49,270$50,567
GS-6$43,362$44,808$46,254$47,700$49,146$50,592$52,038$53,484$54,930$56,376
GS-7$48,186$49,793$51,399$53,005$54,612$56,218$57,825$59,431$61,037$62,644
GS-8$53,365$55,143$56,922$58,701$60,479$62,258$64,037$65,815$67,594$69,373
GS-9$58,942$60,906$62,870$64,835$66,799$68,763$70,727$72,692$74,656$76,620
GS-10$64,909$67,072$69,235$71,398$73,561$75,724$77,887$80,050$82,213$84,376
GS-11$71,313$73,691$76,069$78,446$80,824$83,202$85,580$87,958$90,335$92,713
GS-12$85,475$88,325$91,174$94,024$96,873$99,723$102,573$105,422$108,272$111,122
GS-13$101,641$105,029$108,416$111,804$115,192$118,580$121,967$125,355$128,743$132,130
GS-14$120,109$124,113$128,117$132,121$136,125$140,129$144,133$148,137$152,141$156,145
GS-15$141,281$145,990$150,699$155,408$160,118$164,827$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,747$25,576$26,399$27,217$28,041$28,522$29,335$30,157$30,188$30,962
GS-2$27,825$28,487$29,408$30,188$30,531$31,429$32,328$33,226$34,125$35,023
GS-3$30,359$31,371$32,383$33,395$34,407$35,418$36,430$37,442$38,454$39,465
GS-4$34,082$35,218$36,354$37,489$38,625$39,760$40,896$42,032$43,167$44,303
GS-5$38,132$39,403$40,675$41,946$43,217$44,489$45,760$47,031$48,302$49,574
GS-6$42,505$43,921$45,337$46,753$48,169$49,586$51,002$52,418$53,834$55,250
GS-7$47,234$48,808$50,383$51,957$53,531$55,106$56,680$58,254$59,828$61,403
GS-8$52,310$54,054$55,798$57,543$59,287$61,031$62,775$64,520$66,264$68,008
GS-9$57,777$59,703$61,629$63,555$65,481$67,407$69,333$71,259$73,186$75,112
GS-10$63,626$65,747$67,868$69,990$72,111$74,232$76,353$78,474$80,595$82,716
GS-11$69,904$72,234$74,565$76,895$79,226$81,556$83,887$86,217$88,548$90,878
GS-12$83,787$86,580$89,372$92,165$94,958$97,751$100,544$103,337$106,130$108,923
GS-13$99,632$102,953$106,275$109,596$112,917$116,238$119,559$122,880$126,202$129,523
GS-14$117,736$121,661$125,585$129,510$133,434$137,359$141,283$145,208$149,132$153,057
GS-15$138,489$143,105$147,721$152,338$156,954$161,570$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,264$25,076$25,882$26,685$27,492$27,963$28,761$29,566$29,598$30,347
GS-2$27,280$27,929$28,833$29,598$29,931$30,811$31,691$32,571$33,451$34,331
GS-3$29,766$30,758$31,751$32,744$33,737$34,729$35,722$36,715$37,708$38,698
GS-4$33,416$34,529$35,642$36,755$37,869$38,982$40,095$41,208$42,322$43,435
GS-5$37,385$38,632$39,879$41,126$42,373$43,620$44,866$46,113$47,360$48,607
GS-6$41,673$43,063$44,453$45,842$47,232$48,621$50,011$51,400$52,790$54,180
GS-7$46,310$47,854$49,398$50,942$52,486$54,030$55,575$57,119$58,663$60,207
GS-8$51,287$52,996$54,705$56,414$58,123$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,960$66,669
GS-9$56,646$58,534$60,423$62,312$64,200$66,089$67,977$69,866$71,755$73,643
GS-10$62,381$64,461$66,541$68,620$70,700$72,780$74,860$76,940$79,019$81,099
GS-11$68,535$70,819$73,104$75,388$77,672$79,956$82,240$84,524$86,808$89,092
GS-12$82,147$84,886$87,624$90,363$93,101$95,840$98,578$101,317$104,056$106,794
GS-13$97,683$100,939$104,194$107,450$110,706$113,962$117,218$120,474$123,730$126,986
GS-14$115,432$119,280$123,128$126,975$130,823$134,671$138,519$142,367$146,215$150,063
GS-15$135,779$140,306$144,832$149,358$153,885$158,411$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*$161,900*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,683$24,474$25,262$26,045$26,833$27,294$28,072$28,857$28,888$29,619
GS-2$26,626$27,260$28,142$28,888$29,216$30,076$30,936$31,796$32,656$33,516
GS-3$29,052$30,021$30,989$31,957$32,926$33,894$34,862$35,831$36,799$37,767
GS-4$32,614$33,702$34,789$35,876$36,963$38,050$39,137$40,224$41,311$42,398
GS-5$36,489$37,705$38,922$40,138$41,354$42,570$43,786$45,003$46,219$47,435
GS-6$40,675$42,030$43,386$44,742$46,097$47,453$48,809$50,164$51,520$52,876
GS-7$45,200$46,707$48,214$49,720$51,227$52,734$54,240$55,747$57,254$58,761
GS-8$50,057$51,725$53,393$55,062$56,730$58,398$60,066$61,734$63,402$65,070
GS-9$55,289$57,131$58,974$60,816$62,658$64,501$66,343$68,186$70,028$71,870
GS-10$60,886$62,915$64,945$66,975$69,004$71,034$73,063$75,093$77,123$79,152
GS-11$66,893$69,123$71,353$73,582$75,812$78,042$80,272$82,501$84,731$86,961
GS-12$80,179$82,851$85,524$88,196$90,869$93,541$96,214$98,887$101,559$104,232
GS-13$95,343$98,521$101,700$104,879$108,057$111,236$114,415$117,593$120,772$123,951
GS-14$112,665$116,421$120,177$123,933$127,688$131,444$135,200$138,956$142,712$146,468
GS-15$132,526$136,944$141,363$145,781$150,199$154,617$159,035$160,300*$160,300*$160,300*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,375$24,156$24,934$25,707$26,485$26,940$27,709$28,484$28,513$29,233
GS-2$26,281$26,907$27,777$28,513$28,835$29,683$30,531$31,379$32,228$33,076
GS-3$28,675$29,632$30,588$31,544$32,501$33,457$34,413$35,370$36,326$37,282
GS-4$32,192$33,265$34,339$35,412$36,485$37,559$38,632$39,706$40,779$41,853
GS-5$36,016$37,216$38,417$39,618$40,819$42,020$43,221$44,422$45,623$46,823
GS-6$40,147$41,486$42,824$44,163$45,502$46,840$48,179$49,517$50,856$52,194
GS-7$44,613$46,100$47,587$49,073$50,560$52,046$53,533$55,020$56,506$57,993
GS-8$49,408$51,055$52,703$54,350$55,998$57,645$59,293$60,940$62,588$64,235
GS-9$54,572$56,390$58,209$60,028$61,846$63,665$65,484$67,302$69,121$70,940
GS-10$60,096$62,099$64,101$66,104$68,107$70,110$72,112$74,115$76,118$78,121
GS-11$66,026$68,227$70,428$72,628$74,829$77,030$79,231$81,432$83,633$85,834
GS-12$79,139$81,777$84,416$87,054$89,693$92,331$94,970$97,609$100,247$102,886
GS-13$94,106$97,243$100,380$103,516$106,653$109,790$112,926$116,063$119,200$122,336
GS-14$111,204$114,911$118,618$122,325$126,032$129,738$133,445$137,152$140,859$144,566
GS-15$130,808$135,169$139,529$143,890$148,251$152,611$156,972$158,700*$158,700*$158,700*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,143$23,917$24,687$25,452$26,222$26,674$27,435$28,202$28,231$28,952
GS-2$26,021$26,640$27,501$28,231$28,547$29,386$30,225$31,064$31,903$32,743
GS-3$28,391$29,337$30,283$31,229$32,175$33,121$34,067$35,013$35,959$36,905
GS-4$31,872$32,934$33,996$35,058$36,120$37,182$38,244$39,305$40,367$41,429
GS-5$35,659$36,848$38,038$39,227$40,416$41,606$42,795$43,984$45,173$46,363
GS-6$39,750$41,074$42,398$43,723$45,047$46,372$47,696$49,020$50,345$51,669
GS-7$44,172$45,644$47,117$48,589$50,062$51,534$53,007$54,479$55,952$57,424
GS-8$48,919$50,550$52,180$53,811$55,442$57,073$58,703$60,334$61,965$63,596
GS-9$54,031$55,832$57,632$59,433$61,234$63,034$64,835$66,636$68,436$70,237
GS-10$59,501$61,485$63,468$65,452$67,435$69,418$71,402$73,385$75,369$77,352
GS-11$65,372$67,551$69,730$71,909$74,088$76,267$78,446$80,625$82,804$84,983
GS-12$78,355$80,966$83,578$86,189$88,801$91,412$94,024$96,635$99,247$101,859
GS-13$93,174$96,280$99,386$102,492$105,598$108,703$111,809$114,915$118,021$121,126
GS-14$110,104$113,773$117,443$121,112$124,782$128,451$132,121$135,790$139,460$143,129
GS-15$129,513$133,830$138,147$142,464$146,781$151,098$155,415$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,914$23,680$24,442$25,200$25,962$26,410$27,163$27,922$27,952$28,662
GS-2$25,764$26,377$27,229$27,952$28,266$29,097$29,929$30,760$31,592$32,423
GS-3$28,110$29,047$29,984$30,921$31,858$32,795$33,732$34,669$35,606$36,543
GS-4$31,557$32,609$33,660$34,712$35,763$36,815$37,866$38,918$39,970$41,021
GS-5$35,306$36,483$37,659$38,836$40,012$41,188$42,365$43,541$44,718$45,894
GS-6$39,356$40,667$41,979$43,290$44,602$45,913$47,225$48,537$49,848$51,160
GS-7$43,734$45,193$46,651$48,109$49,568$51,026$52,484$53,942$55,401$56,859
GS-8$48,435$50,049$51,663$53,277$54,891$56,505$58,119$59,733$61,347$62,961
GS-9$53,496$55,278$57,061$58,844$60,626$62,409$64,192$65,974$67,757$69,539
GS-10$58,912$60,876$62,840$64,804$66,768$68,732$70,697$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-11$64,724$66,882$69,039$71,196$73,353$75,510$77,667$79,825$81,982$84,139
GS-12$77,579$80,164$82,750$85,336$87,922$90,508$93,093$95,679$98,265$100,851
GS-13$92,252$95,326$98,401$101,476$104,551$107,626$110,701$113,776$116,851$119,926
GS-14$109,014$112,647$116,280$119,914$123,547$127,181$130,814$134,448$138,081$141,715
GS-15$128,231$132,506$136,780$141,055$145,329$149,603$153,878$155,500*$155,500*$155,500*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,500$23,252$24,000$24,745$25,493$25,933$26,672$27,417$27,447$28,150
GS-2$25,298$25,900$26,736$27,447$27,753$28,569$29,385$30,201$31,017$31,833
GS-3$27,602$28,522$29,442$30,361$31,281$32,201$33,121$34,040$34,960$35,880
GS-4$30,987$32,020$33,053$34,085$35,118$36,151$37,183$38,216$39,249$40,281
GS-5$34,669$35,825$36,981$38,136$39,292$40,448$41,604$42,760$43,915$45,071
GS-6$38,644$39,932$41,220$42,508$43,796$45,084$46,372$47,660$48,948$50,236
GS-7$42,944$44,376$45,808$47,239$48,671$50,102$51,534$52,966$54,397$55,829
GS-8$47,560$49,145$50,731$52,316$53,902$55,488$57,073$58,659$60,244$61,830
GS-9$52,529$54,280$56,031$57,782$59,533$61,284$63,036$64,787$66,538$68,289
GS-10$57,848$59,776$61,704$63,632$65,560$67,488$69,416$71,344$73,272$75,200
GS-11$63,555$65,673$67,791$69,909$72,027$74,145$76,262$78,380$80,498$82,616
GS-12$76,177$78,715$81,254$83,792$86,331$88,870$91,408$93,947$96,486$99,024
GS-13$90,585$93,605$96,624$99,644$102,664$105,683$108,703$111,723$114,743$117,762
GS-14$107,043$110,612$114,181$117,749$121,318$124,887$128,456$132,024$135,593$139,162
GS-15$125,915$130,112$134,309$138,506$142,704$146,901$151,098$153,200*$153,200*$153,200*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,652$22,375$23,095$23,811$24,531$24,954$25,666$26,383$26,411$27,086
GS-2$24,343$24,923$25,728$26,411$26,706$27,491$28,276$29,061$29,846$30,631
GS-3$26,561$27,446$28,332$29,217$30,102$30,988$31,873$32,758$33,644$34,529
GS-4$29,818$30,813$31,807$32,802$33,796$34,791$35,785$36,780$37,774$38,769
GS-5$33,361$34,472$35,583$36,695$37,806$38,918$40,029$41,141$42,252$43,363
GS-6$37,186$38,426$39,666$40,906$42,145$43,385$44,625$45,864$47,104$48,344
GS-7$41,325$42,702$44,078$45,455$46,832$48,209$49,586$50,963$52,340$53,717
GS-8$45,765$47,291$48,816$50,342$51,867$53,393$54,918$56,444$57,969$59,495
GS-9$50,548$52,233$53,919$55,604$57,290$58,975$60,661$62,346$64,032$65,718
GS-10$55,665$57,521$59,377$61,233$63,088$64,944$66,800$68,656$70,511$72,367
GS-11$61,158$63,196$65,235$67,274$69,312$71,351$73,390$75,428$77,467$79,506
GS-12$73,302$75,746$78,190$80,634$83,077$85,521$87,965$90,409$92,853$95,297
GS-13$87,167$90,074$92,980$95,886$98,792$101,699$104,605$107,511$110,417$113,323
GS-14$103,004$106,438$109,871$113,304$116,738$120,171$123,604$127,038$130,471$133,904
GS-15$121,164$125,204$129,243$133,282$137,321$141,361$145,400$149,000*$149,000*$149,000*
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,062$21,765$22,466$23,163$23,863$24,275$24,967$25,664$25,692$26,341
GS-2$23,681$24,243$25,027$25,692$25,978$26,742$27,506$28,270$29,033$29,797
GS-3$25,838$26,699$27,560$28,422$29,283$30,144$31,005$31,866$32,728$33,589
GS-4$29,005$29,972$30,938$31,904$32,871$33,837$34,803$35,770$36,736$37,702
GS-5$32,452$33,533$34,615$35,696$36,778$37,859$38,941$40,023$41,104$42,186
GS-6$36,174$37,379$38,585$39,791$40,997$42,202$43,408$44,614$45,819$47,025
GS-7$40,199$41,539$42,879$44,219$45,559$46,898$48,238$49,578$50,918$52,258
GS-8$44,519$46,003$47,487$48,972$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,878
GS-9$49,171$50,809$52,448$54,087$55,726$57,365$59,004$60,643$62,281$63,920
GS-10$54,149$55,954$57,759$59,563$61,368$63,173$64,978$66,783$68,587$70,392
GS-11$59,493$61,476$63,459$65,443$67,426$69,409$71,393$73,376$75,359$77,343
GS-12$71,305$73,682$76,060$78,437$80,814$83,191$85,569$87,946$90,323$92,700
GS-13$84,793$87,620$90,447$93,274$96,101$98,928$101,754$104,581$107,408$110,235
GS-14$100,199$103,539$106,879$110,218$113,558$116,898$120,238$123,577$126,917$130,257
GS-15$117,864$121,793$125,722$129,650$133,579$137,508$141,436$145,365$145,400*$145,400*

* The 2022 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $176,300 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.

Houston Federal Employment Statistics

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

Common Occupations in Houston

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Aerospace Engineering 960 $142,951.00 $0.00
General Engineering 758 $142,840.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 341 $86,306.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 320 $45,801.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 280 $50,085.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 201 $92,893.00 $0.00
Social Work 196 $94,118.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 188 $58,941.00 $0.00
General Health Science 186 $82,706.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 183 $55,212.00 $0.00
Health Aid And Technician 182 $50,235.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 140 $58,878.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 130 $122,003.00 $0.00
Contracting 111 $124,060.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 104 $138,025.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 102 $143,707.00 $0.00

This table lists the top sixteen occupations held by the approximately 4,382 federal employees working in Houston, Texas, as well as average yearly compensation for Houston based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Houston

Agency Houston Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2,035 $138,317.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,617 $69,880.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 389 $75,917.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 341 $86,306.00 $0.00

There are four Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Houston. 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 Houston

There are approximately 4,382 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Houston. The average federal employee in Houston earns $93,048 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 Houston is Aerospace Engineering. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Houston is the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, which has total of 2,035 employees in the area.

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