Utah General Schedule Payscales
A single General Schedule locality, the Rest of U.S. locality, applies to the entirety of Utah. Therefore, all federal employees within the state receive the same 16.5% cost-of-living locality adjustment.
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Utah 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|
|Hill Air Force Base||Air Force||4,615||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Provo||Civilian||151||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Salt Lake City||Civilian||2,747||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Tooele Army Depot||Army||3||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|West Jordan||Civilian||11||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|West Valley City||Civilian||35||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Dugway Proving Ground||Army||3||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
† 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).
Utah Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Utah, 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 Utah.
Common Occupations in Utah
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||1,404||$34,170.00||$0.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||299||$74,889.00||$71.00|
|Information Technology Management||251||$96,718.00||$108.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||247||$100,251.00||$333.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||239||$42,369.00||$206.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||236||$90,356.00||$112.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||160||$56,699.00||$41.00|
|Human Resources Management||130||$70,068.00||$149.00|
|General Health Science||119||$90,843.00||$1,110.00|
This table lists the top twelve occupations held by the approximately 6,281 federal employees working in Utah, Utah, as well as average yearly compensation for Utah based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Utah
|Agency||Utah Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Internal Revenue Service||5,322||$68,955.00||$101.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||500||$71,508.00||$483.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||459||$65,794.00||$56.00|
There are three Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Utah. 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 6,281 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Utah. The average federal employee in Utah earns $69,066 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $189.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Utah is Tax Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Utah is the Internal Revenue Service, which has total of 5,322 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Utah 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.