GS Locality Pay Tables

Salary Table 2024-HOU

Incorporating the 4.7% General Schedule Increase and a Locality Payment of 34.72%

For the Locality Pay Area of Houston-The Woodlands, TX

Total Increase: 4.89%

Effective January 2024

Annual Rates by Grade and Step

Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
1 29620 30614 31597 32579 33561 34137 35112 36094 36133 37051
2 33305 34098 35201 36133 36541 37617 38692 39767 40842 41917
3 36341 37552 38763 39974 41185 42396 43608 44819 46030 47241
4 40793 42153 43512 44871 46231 47590 48949 50308 51668 53027
5 45640 47161 48682 50203 51724 53245 54766 56287 57808 59329
6 50877 52573 54269 55965 57662 59358 61054 62750 64446 66142
7 56537 58421 60306 62191 64076 65960 67845 69730 71614 73499
8 62611 64698 66785 68872 70958 73045 75132 77219 79306 81392
9 69154 71460 73765 76070 78375 80680 82985 85290 87595 89900
10 76155 78693 81231 83769 86307 88845 91383 93921 96460 98998
11 83671 86459 89248 92037 94825 97614 100403 103191 105980 108769
12 100287 103629 106972 110314 113657 116999 120341 123684 127026 130369
13 119254 123230 127205 131181 135156 139132 143108 147083 151059 155034
14 140923 145620 150318 155016 159713 164411 169109 173806 178504 183202
15 165761 171286 176811 182335 187860 191900 * 191900 * 191900 * 191900 * 191900 *

Source: OPM
* Rate limited to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).

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Locality raises are determined by comparisons of local private sector salary rates, not by cost of living. An individual’s rate is based on where he or she works, not where he or she lives.

Four new localities are effective in 2024 and the boundaries of most prior localities were expanded, providing an additional pay boost to affected employees—a total of some 33,300—by moving them into an area with a specific rate from the rest of the U.S. locality. The raises for the new localities are: Fresno, Calif., 5.28; Reno, Nev., 5.25; Rochester, N.Y., 5.46; and Spokane, Wash., 5.31.

Federal Pay Systems
The general schedule salary system for white collar federal employees is what is generally referred to the “civil service” pay system even though it now covers only just more than half of the workforce. The wage system for blue collar employees is the next largest while numerous other special salary systems make up the rest.

Separate salary systems are maintained for Senior Executive Service members, the U.S. Postal Service, the Foreign Service, law enforcement officers, most medical personnel of the Veterans Health Administration and high-level officials including administrative law judges, Board of Contract Appeal members, and certain senior professional employees.

Presidential appointees are paid under the Executive Schedule system while federal judges and members of Congress also have separate pay schedules.

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