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Washington Seattle General Schedule Payscale

2,258 federal employees †
$71,544 average yearly pay
+0% salary raise this year

The Seattle Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within Washington. Federal employees who work within the Seattle locality area receive a locality adjustment of 25.11%, which is applied to the base General Schedule payscale.

Locality adjustment rates are set yearly by the OPM to account for higher costs of living within Seattle, as compared to the Rest of U.S. locality raise (which is applied to all Federal employees not located within any other locality).

The chart below is the 2019 General Schedule pay table, with Seattle's 25.11% locality raise applied to the base pay rates. These are the yearly pay rates that are applicable to most salaried federal employees within this region, based on their GS Grade and Step.


GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$23,502$24,289$25,071$25,848$26,630$27,086$27,858$28,639$28,669$29,403
GS-2$26,424$27,054$27,928$28,669$28,994$29,847$30,701$31,554$32,407$33,260
GS-3$28,832$29,792$30,753$31,714$32,675$33,636$34,597$35,558$36,518$37,479
GS-4$32,367$33,446$34,524$35,603$36,681$37,759$38,838$39,916$40,995$42,073
GS-5$36,213$37,420$38,628$39,835$41,042$42,250$43,457$44,664$45,872$47,079
GS-6$40,365$41,710$43,055$44,400$45,745$47,090$48,435$49,780$51,125$52,470
GS-7$44,857$46,352$47,847$49,342$50,837$52,332$53,827$55,322$56,817$58,313
GS-8$49,677$51,334$52,990$54,647$56,303$57,960$59,616$61,273$62,929$64,586
GS-9$54,869$56,699$58,528$60,357$62,186$64,015$65,844$67,673$69,502$71,331
GS-10$60,424$62,439$64,453$66,467$68,481$70,496$72,510$74,524$76,539$78,553
GS-11$66,386$68,599$70,812$73,025$75,239$77,452$79,665$81,878$84,091$86,305
GS-12$79,570$82,222$84,875$87,527$90,179$92,832$95,484$98,136$100,789$103,441
GS-13$94,618$97,772$100,926$104,080$107,234$110,388$113,542$116,696$119,850$123,004
GS-14$111,811$115,538$119,265$122,992$126,719$130,446$134,173$137,900$141,627$145,354
GS-15$131,519$135,903$140,287$144,671$149,055$153,439$157,823$162,206$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$23,502$24,289$25,071$25,848$26,630$27,086$27,858$28,639$28,669$29,403
GS-2$26,424$27,054$27,928$28,669$28,994$29,847$30,701$31,554$32,407$33,260
GS-3$28,832$29,792$30,753$31,714$32,675$33,636$34,597$35,558$36,518$37,479
GS-4$32,367$33,446$34,524$35,603$36,681$37,759$38,838$39,916$40,995$42,073
GS-5$36,213$37,420$38,628$39,835$41,042$42,250$43,457$44,664$45,872$47,079
GS-6$40,365$41,710$43,055$44,400$45,745$47,090$48,435$49,780$51,125$52,470
GS-7$44,857$46,352$47,847$49,342$50,837$52,332$53,827$55,322$56,817$58,313
GS-8$49,677$51,334$52,990$54,647$56,303$57,960$59,616$61,273$62,929$64,586
GS-9$54,869$56,699$58,528$60,357$62,186$64,015$65,844$67,673$69,502$71,331
GS-10$60,424$62,439$64,453$66,467$68,481$70,496$72,510$74,524$76,539$78,553
GS-11$66,386$68,599$70,812$73,025$75,239$77,452$79,665$81,878$84,091$86,305
GS-12$79,570$82,222$84,875$87,527$90,179$92,832$95,484$98,136$100,789$103,441
GS-13$94,618$97,772$100,926$104,080$107,234$110,388$113,542$116,696$119,850$123,004
GS-14$111,811$115,538$119,265$122,992$126,719$130,446$134,173$137,900$141,627$145,354
GS-15$131,519$135,903$140,287$144,671$149,055$153,439$157,823$162,206$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$23,017$23,787$24,552$25,314$26,079$26,526$27,283$28,047$28,077$28,788
GS-2$25,878$26,494$27,351$28,077$28,393$29,227$30,062$30,897$31,732$32,567
GS-3$28,236$29,178$30,120$31,061$32,003$32,945$33,886$34,828$35,770$36,709
GS-4$31,699$32,755$33,811$34,867$35,923$36,979$38,035$39,091$40,147$41,203
GS-5$35,464$36,647$37,830$39,013$40,195$41,378$42,561$43,744$44,926$46,109
GS-6$39,532$40,850$42,168$43,486$44,805$46,123$47,441$48,759$50,077$51,396
GS-7$43,930$45,395$46,860$48,324$49,789$51,254$52,719$54,184$55,648$57,113
GS-8$48,651$50,272$51,894$53,515$55,136$56,758$58,379$60,000$61,622$63,243
GS-9$53,735$55,527$57,318$59,110$60,901$62,693$64,484$66,276$68,067$69,859
GS-10$59,176$61,148$63,121$65,094$67,067$69,040$71,013$72,986$74,959$76,932
GS-11$65,014$67,180$69,347$71,514$73,681$75,847$78,014$80,181$82,348$84,514
GS-12$77,926$80,524$83,122$85,719$88,317$90,915$93,513$96,111$98,709$101,307
GS-13$92,663$95,752$98,840$101,929$105,018$108,106$111,195$114,283$117,372$120,461
GS-14$109,500$113,150$116,801$120,451$124,101$127,751$131,401$135,051$138,702$142,352
GS-15$128,802$133,096$137,390$141,683$145,977$150,271$154,564$158,858$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$22,426$23,176$23,921$24,664$25,409$25,846$26,583$27,326$27,356$28,048
GS-2$25,214$25,814$26,649$27,356$27,666$28,480$29,295$30,109$30,923$31,737
GS-3$27,511$28,428$29,345$30,262$31,179$32,096$33,013$33,930$34,847$35,763
GS-4$30,884$31,914$32,943$33,972$35,002$36,031$37,061$38,090$39,120$40,149
GS-5$34,553$35,705$36,856$38,008$39,160$40,312$41,463$42,615$43,767$44,918
GS-6$38,517$39,801$41,084$42,368$43,652$44,935$46,219$47,503$48,787$50,070
GS-7$42,802$44,229$45,656$47,082$48,509$49,936$51,363$52,789$54,216$55,643
GS-8$47,401$48,981$50,561$52,140$53,720$55,299$56,879$58,459$60,038$61,618
GS-9$52,355$54,100$55,845$57,589$59,334$61,079$62,823$64,568$66,313$68,057
GS-10$57,655$59,577$61,499$63,421$65,343$67,265$69,187$71,109$73,031$74,953
GS-11$63,344$65,456$67,567$69,678$71,790$73,901$76,013$78,124$80,236$82,347
GS-12$75,925$78,455$80,986$83,517$86,048$88,579$91,109$93,640$96,171$98,702
GS-13$90,284$93,294$96,304$99,314$102,324$105,334$108,344$111,354$114,364$117,374
GS-14$106,688$110,244$113,801$117,357$120,914$124,470$128,027$131,584$135,140$138,697
GS-15$125,495$129,679$133,862$138,046$142,230$146,414$150,597$154,781$158,965$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$22,122$22,861$23,597$24,329$25,065$25,496$26,223$26,957$26,985$27,665
GS-2$24,872$25,464$26,288$26,985$27,289$28,092$28,895$29,697$30,500$31,303
GS-3$27,138$28,043$28,948$29,853$30,758$31,663$32,568$33,473$34,378$35,283
GS-4$30,466$31,482$32,498$33,514$34,529$35,545$36,561$37,577$38,593$39,609
GS-5$34,085$35,221$36,358$37,494$38,631$39,767$40,904$42,040$43,177$44,313
GS-6$37,995$39,262$40,529$41,795$43,062$44,329$45,596$46,863$48,130$49,396
GS-7$42,222$43,629$45,036$46,442$47,849$49,256$50,663$52,070$53,477$54,884
GS-8$46,759$48,318$49,878$51,437$52,996$54,555$56,114$57,673$59,233$60,792
GS-9$51,646$53,367$55,089$56,810$58,531$60,252$61,973$63,694$65,416$67,137
GS-10$56,874$58,770$60,665$62,560$64,456$66,351$68,246$70,142$72,037$73,933
GS-11$62,486$64,569$66,652$68,735$70,818$72,901$74,984$77,067$79,150$81,233
GS-12$74,896$77,393$79,890$82,387$84,885$87,382$89,879$92,376$94,873$97,370
GS-13$89,061$92,030$94,998$97,967$100,935$103,904$106,872$109,841$112,809$115,778
GS-14$105,243$108,751$112,259$115,767$119,275$122,783$126,291$129,800$133,308$136,816
GS-15$123,796$127,922$132,049$136,176$140,303$144,430$148,557$152,684$156,811$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$21,903$22,635$23,363$24,088$24,816$25,244$25,964$26,690$26,718$27,400
GS-2$24,626$25,212$26,027$26,718$27,016$27,810$28,605$29,399$30,193$30,987
GS-3$26,869$27,764$28,659$29,555$30,450$31,345$32,241$33,136$34,031$34,927
GS-4$30,164$31,169$32,174$33,179$34,184$35,188$36,193$37,198$38,203$39,208
GS-5$33,747$34,873$35,999$37,124$38,250$39,375$40,501$41,626$42,752$43,877
GS-6$37,619$38,872$40,125$41,379$42,632$43,886$45,139$46,393$47,646$48,899
GS-7$41,804$43,197$44,591$45,984$47,378$48,772$50,165$51,559$52,952$54,346
GS-8$46,296$47,840$49,383$50,926$52,470$54,013$55,556$57,100$58,643$60,186
GS-9$51,135$52,839$54,543$56,247$57,951$59,655$61,359$63,063$64,768$66,472
GS-10$56,312$58,189$60,066$61,943$63,820$65,697$67,574$69,451$71,328$73,205
GS-11$61,867$63,930$65,992$68,054$70,116$72,179$74,241$76,303$78,365$80,427
GS-12$74,154$76,626$79,097$81,569$84,040$86,512$88,983$91,455$93,926$96,398
GS-13$88,179$91,119$94,058$96,997$99,937$102,876$105,815$108,754$111,694$114,633
GS-14$104,201$107,674$111,147$114,620$118,092$121,565$125,038$128,511$131,984$135,456
GS-15$122,570$126,656$130,741$134,827$138,912$142,998$147,083$151,169$155,254$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$21,686$22,411$23,132$23,849$24,570$24,994$25,707$26,425$26,453$27,126
GS-2$24,383$24,963$25,769$26,453$26,751$27,538$28,324$29,111$29,898$30,685
GS-3$26,603$27,490$28,377$29,264$30,150$31,037$31,924$32,811$33,698$34,584
GS-4$29,865$30,861$31,856$32,851$33,846$34,841$35,837$36,832$37,827$38,822
GS-5$33,414$34,527$35,640$36,754$37,867$38,980$40,094$41,207$42,320$43,434
GS-6$37,246$38,487$39,728$40,970$42,211$43,452$44,693$45,935$47,176$48,417
GS-7$41,390$42,770$44,150$45,530$46,910$48,290$49,670$51,051$52,431$53,811
GS-8$45,838$47,366$48,893$50,421$51,948$53,476$55,003$56,531$58,058$59,586
GS-9$50,628$52,315$54,002$55,689$57,376$59,063$60,750$62,437$64,124$65,812
GS-10$55,754$57,612$59,471$61,330$63,189$65,048$66,907$68,765$70,624$72,483
GS-11$61,255$63,296$65,338$67,379$69,421$71,462$73,504$75,545$77,587$79,628
GS-12$73,420$75,867$78,314$80,761$83,208$85,656$88,103$90,550$92,997$95,444
GS-13$87,306$90,216$93,126$96,036$98,946$101,856$104,766$107,676$110,586$113,496
GS-14$103,169$106,608$110,047$113,486$116,924$120,363$123,802$127,240$130,679$134,118
GS-15$121,357$125,402$129,447$133,493$137,538$141,583$145,629$149,674$153,719$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$21,686$22,411$23,132$23,849$24,570$24,994$25,707$26,425$26,453$27,126
GS-2$24,383$24,963$25,769$26,453$26,751$27,538$28,324$29,111$29,898$30,685
GS-3$26,603$27,490$28,377$29,264$30,150$31,037$31,924$32,811$33,698$34,584
GS-4$29,865$30,861$31,856$32,851$33,846$34,841$35,837$36,832$37,827$38,822
GS-5$33,414$34,527$35,640$36,754$37,867$38,980$40,094$41,207$42,320$43,434
GS-6$37,246$38,487$39,728$40,970$42,211$43,452$44,693$45,935$47,176$48,417
GS-7$41,390$42,770$44,150$45,530$46,910$48,290$49,670$51,051$52,431$53,811
GS-8$45,838$47,366$48,893$50,421$51,948$53,476$55,003$56,531$58,058$59,586
GS-9$50,628$52,315$54,002$55,689$57,376$59,063$60,750$62,437$64,124$65,812
GS-10$55,754$57,612$59,471$61,330$63,189$65,048$66,907$68,765$70,624$72,483
GS-11$61,255$63,296$65,338$67,379$69,421$71,462$73,504$75,545$77,587$79,628
GS-12$73,420$75,867$78,314$80,761$83,208$85,656$88,103$90,550$92,997$95,444
GS-13$87,306$90,216$93,126$96,036$98,946$101,856$104,766$107,676$110,586$113,496
GS-14$103,169$106,608$110,047$113,486$116,924$120,363$123,802$127,240$130,679$134,118
GS-15$121,357$125,402$129,447$133,493$137,538$141,583$145,629$149,674$153,719$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$21,686$22,411$23,132$23,849$24,570$24,994$25,707$26,425$26,453$27,126
GS-2$24,383$24,963$25,769$26,453$26,751$27,538$28,324$29,111$29,898$30,685
GS-3$26,603$27,490$28,377$29,264$30,150$31,037$31,924$32,811$33,698$34,584
GS-4$29,865$30,861$31,856$32,851$33,846$34,841$35,837$36,832$37,827$38,822
GS-5$33,414$34,527$35,640$36,754$37,867$38,980$40,094$41,207$42,320$43,434
GS-6$37,246$38,487$39,728$40,970$42,211$43,452$44,693$45,935$47,176$48,417
GS-7$41,390$42,770$44,150$45,530$46,910$48,290$49,670$51,051$52,431$53,811
GS-8$45,838$47,366$48,893$50,421$51,948$53,476$55,003$56,531$58,058$59,586
GS-9$50,628$52,315$54,002$55,689$57,376$59,063$60,750$62,437$64,124$65,812
GS-10$55,754$57,612$59,471$61,330$63,189$65,048$66,907$68,765$70,624$72,483
GS-11$61,255$63,296$65,338$67,379$69,421$71,462$73,504$75,545$77,587$79,628
GS-12$73,420$75,867$78,314$80,761$83,208$85,656$88,103$90,550$92,997$95,444
GS-13$87,306$90,216$93,126$96,036$98,946$101,856$104,766$107,676$110,586$113,496
GS-14$103,169$106,608$110,047$113,486$116,924$120,363$123,802$127,240$130,679$134,118
GS-15$121,357$125,402$129,447$133,493$137,538$141,583$145,629$149,674$153,719$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$21,686$22,411$23,132$23,849$24,570$24,994$25,707$26,425$26,453$27,126
GS-2$24,383$24,963$25,769$26,453$26,751$27,538$28,324$29,111$29,898$30,685
GS-3$26,603$27,490$28,377$29,264$30,150$31,037$31,924$32,811$33,698$34,584
GS-4$29,865$30,861$31,856$32,851$33,846$34,841$35,837$36,832$37,827$38,822
GS-5$33,414$34,527$35,640$36,754$37,867$38,980$40,094$41,207$42,320$43,434
GS-6$37,246$38,487$39,728$40,970$42,211$43,452$44,693$45,935$47,176$48,417
GS-7$41,390$42,770$44,150$45,530$46,910$48,290$49,670$51,051$52,431$53,811
GS-8$45,838$47,366$48,893$50,421$51,948$53,476$55,003$56,531$58,058$59,586
GS-9$50,628$52,315$54,002$55,689$57,376$59,063$60,750$62,437$64,124$65,812
GS-10$55,754$57,612$59,471$61,330$63,189$65,048$66,907$68,765$70,624$72,483
GS-11$61,255$63,296$65,338$67,379$69,421$71,462$73,504$75,545$77,587$79,628
GS-12$73,420$75,867$78,314$80,761$83,208$85,656$88,103$90,550$92,997$95,444
GS-13$87,306$90,216$93,126$96,036$98,946$101,856$104,766$107,676$110,586$113,496
GS-14$103,169$106,608$110,047$113,486$116,924$120,363$123,802$127,240$130,679$134,118
GS-15$121,357$125,402$129,447$133,493$137,538$141,583$145,629$149,674$153,719$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$21,234$21,943$22,649$23,352$24,058$24,473$25,171$25,874$25,902$26,565
GS-2$23,874$24,442$25,231$25,902$26,191$26,961$27,731$28,501$29,271$30,041
GS-3$26,048$26,916$27,784$28,652$29,520$30,388$31,256$32,124$32,992$33,860
GS-4$29,243$30,218$31,192$32,167$33,141$34,116$35,090$36,065$37,040$38,014
GS-5$32,718$33,808$34,899$35,990$37,081$38,171$39,262$40,353$41,444$42,534
GS-6$36,469$37,685$38,900$40,116$41,331$42,547$43,762$44,977$46,193$47,408
GS-7$40,527$41,878$43,229$44,580$45,931$47,282$48,633$49,984$51,335$52,687
GS-8$44,883$46,379$47,876$49,372$50,868$52,365$53,861$55,357$56,853$58,350
GS-9$49,573$51,225$52,878$54,530$56,183$57,835$59,488$61,140$62,793$64,445
GS-10$54,592$56,412$58,231$60,051$61,870$63,690$65,509$67,329$69,148$70,968
GS-11$59,978$61,977$63,975$65,974$67,973$69,971$71,970$73,969$75,968$77,966
GS-12$71,889$74,285$76,681$79,076$81,472$83,868$86,264$88,660$91,055$93,451
GS-13$85,487$88,336$91,186$94,036$96,886$99,735$102,585$105,435$108,285$111,134
GS-14$101,019$104,386$107,754$111,122$114,490$117,858$121,226$124,594$127,962$131,330
GS-15$118,828$122,789$126,750$130,711$134,672$138,633$142,594$146,555$150,516$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$20,312$20,990$21,666$22,338$23,013$23,410$24,077$24,751$24,777$25,410
GS-2$22,837$23,380$24,136$24,777$25,053$25,790$26,526$27,263$27,999$28,735
GS-3$24,918$25,748$26,579$27,409$28,240$29,070$29,901$30,731$31,562$32,392
GS-4$27,973$28,906$29,839$30,772$31,705$32,638$33,571$34,504$35,437$36,370
GS-5$31,296$32,339$33,381$34,424$35,467$36,509$37,552$38,595$39,637$40,680
GS-6$34,885$36,048$37,211$38,374$39,537$40,700$41,863$43,026$44,189$45,352
GS-7$38,768$40,059$41,351$42,643$43,934$45,226$46,518$47,809$49,101$50,393
GS-8$42,933$44,364$45,796$47,227$48,658$50,089$51,520$52,951$54,382$55,813
GS-9$47,420$49,001$50,582$52,163$53,745$55,326$56,907$58,488$60,070$61,651
GS-10$52,221$53,962$55,703$57,443$59,184$60,925$62,666$64,407$66,148$67,889
GS-11$57,373$59,286$61,198$63,111$65,023$66,936$68,848$70,761$72,673$74,586
GS-12$68,766$71,059$73,351$75,644$77,937$80,229$82,522$84,815$87,107$89,400
GS-13$81,774$84,500$87,226$89,953$92,679$95,405$98,132$100,858$103,585$106,311
GS-14$96,630$99,851$103,072$106,293$109,514$112,735$115,956$119,177$122,398$125,618
GS-15$113,667$117,456$121,245$125,035$128,824$132,613$136,402$140,192$143,981$147,770
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,720$20,378$21,035$21,687$22,343$22,728$23,376$24,029$24,055$24,662
GS-2$22,172$22,699$23,433$24,055$24,323$25,038$25,753$26,468$27,183$27,898
GS-3$24,192$24,998$25,804$26,611$27,417$28,223$29,030$29,836$30,642$31,449
GS-4$27,157$28,062$28,967$29,871$30,776$31,681$32,586$33,491$34,395$35,300
GS-5$30,384$31,396$32,409$33,422$34,434$35,447$36,460$37,472$38,485$39,498
GS-6$33,869$34,998$36,127$37,255$38,384$39,513$40,642$41,771$42,900$44,029
GS-7$37,637$38,892$40,146$41,401$42,656$43,910$45,165$46,419$47,674$48,928
GS-8$41,682$43,072$44,462$45,851$47,241$48,631$50,021$51,410$52,800$54,190
GS-9$46,037$47,572$49,106$50,641$52,175$53,710$55,244$56,778$58,313$59,847
GS-10$50,699$52,389$54,078$55,768$57,458$59,148$60,837$62,527$64,217$65,907
GS-11$55,702$57,559$59,416$61,273$63,130$64,987$66,844$68,701$70,557$72,414
GS-12$66,762$68,987$71,213$73,439$75,665$77,890$80,116$82,342$84,568$86,793
GS-13$79,390$82,037$84,684$87,331$89,977$92,624$95,271$97,917$100,564$103,211
GS-14$93,815$96,942$100,068$103,195$106,322$109,449$112,576$115,703$118,830$121,957
GS-15$110,354$114,032$117,711$121,389$125,068$128,746$132,424$136,103$139,781$143,459

* The 2019 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $164,200 per year, which is Level 4 of the Senior Executive Service payscale.

Seattle Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Seattle pay area, 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 the Seattle pay area.

Common Occupations in Seattle Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Contact Representative 739 $52,777.00 $153.00
Veterans Claims Examining 428 $75,824.00 $111.00
Medical Support Assistance 299 $44,365.00 $5.00
General Health Science 173 $80,259.00 $0.00
Social Work 150 $80,211.00 $7.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 131 $107,259.00 $1,327.00
Social Insurance Administration 129 $95,456.00 $251.00
Worker's Compensation Claims Examining 105 $93,429.00 $102.00
Practical Nurse 104 $60,262.00 $0.00

This table lists the top nine occupations held by the approximately 2,258 federal employees working in the Seattle Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Seattle Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Seattle Locality

Agency Seattle Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Health Administration 726 $61,892.00 $3.00
Social Security Administration 547 $74,678.00 $278.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 428 $75,824.00 $111.00
Internal Revenue Service 321 $51,655.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 131 $107,259.00 $1,327.00
Office Of Workers' Compensation Programs 105 $93,429.00 $102.00

There are six Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Seattle Locality. 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 Seattle Locality

There are approximately 2,258 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Seattle pay area. The average federal employee in the Seattle lcality earns $71,544 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $192.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Seattle locality is Contact Representative. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Seattle locality is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 726 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Seattle pay area 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.


Some of the largest cities and military installations covered by the Seattle locality area include Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Bellevue, Kent, Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

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