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District Of Columbia Washington DC General Schedule Payscale

95,316 federal employees †
$121,080 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

The Washington DC Locality Area is a General Schedule locality primarily located within District Of Columbia. Federal employees who work within the Washington DC locality area receive a locality adjustment of 31.53%, 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 Washington DC, 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 2022 General Schedule pay table, with Washington DC's 31.53% 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.


Note: We have projected the 2023 General Schedule payscale below based on last year's General Schedule base pay increase of 2.2%. We will publish the official General Schedule payscale for 2023 when it becomes available.
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$26,797$27,696$28,587$29,473$30,364$30,885$31,767$32,654$32,690$33,522
GS-2$30,131$30,849$31,846$32,690$33,059$34,032$35,004$35,976$36,949$37,921
GS-3$32,877$33,973$35,069$36,165$37,261$38,357$39,452$40,549$41,645$42,741
GS-4$36,906$38,137$39,367$40,597$41,827$43,058$44,287$45,517$46,747$47,978
GS-5$41,291$42,668$44,044$45,420$46,797$48,173$49,549$50,926$52,302$53,679
GS-6$46,029$47,564$49,098$50,632$52,166$53,701$55,235$56,770$58,303$59,838
GS-7$51,149$52,853$54,557$56,262$57,967$59,671$61,376$63,079$64,784$66,488
GS-8$56,646$58,533$60,421$62,310$64,197$66,085$67,972$69,860$71,748$73,636
GS-9$62,565$64,651$66,737$68,823$70,908$72,994$75,080$77,165$79,251$81,337
GS-10$68,898$71,195$73,492$75,789$78,085$80,383$82,680$84,976$87,273$89,571
GS-11$75,698$78,221$80,744$83,266$85,789$88,312$90,835$93,357$95,880$98,403
GS-12$90,731$93,756$96,781$99,806$102,831$105,855$108,881$111,906$114,931$117,955
GS-13$107,891$111,487$115,083$118,680$122,276$125,872$129,468$133,064$136,660$140,256
GS-14$127,495$131,744$135,994$140,244$144,494$148,743$152,993$157,243$161,493$165,742
GS-15$149,968$154,967$159,967$164,965$169,964$174,964$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$26,532$27,423$28,304$29,183$30,064$30,579$31,453$32,331$32,367$33,190
GS-2$29,834$30,544$31,532$32,367$32,733$33,695$34,658$35,621$36,584$37,547
GS-3$32,552$33,637$34,723$35,808$36,893$37,978$39,063$40,148$41,233$42,318
GS-4$36,542$37,760$38,978$40,196$41,414$42,632$43,849$45,067$46,285$47,503
GS-5$40,883$42,246$43,609$44,971$46,334$47,697$49,059$50,422$51,785$53,147
GS-6$45,574$47,093$48,612$50,131$51,651$53,170$54,689$56,208$57,727$59,246
GS-7$50,643$52,331$54,018$55,706$57,393$59,081$60,768$62,456$64,143$65,831
GS-8$56,086$57,955$59,824$61,693$63,562$65,431$67,300$69,169$71,038$72,907
GS-9$61,947$64,012$66,077$68,142$70,207$72,272$74,337$76,402$78,467$80,532
GS-10$68,217$70,491$72,765$75,039$77,313$79,587$81,862$84,136$86,410$88,684
GS-11$74,950$77,447$79,945$82,443$84,941$87,439$89,936$92,434$94,932$97,430
GS-12$89,834$92,829$95,824$98,818$101,813$104,808$107,803$110,798$113,793$116,788
GS-13$106,823$110,384$113,944$117,505$121,065$124,626$128,187$131,747$135,308$138,868
GS-14$126,233$130,441$134,649$138,856$143,064$147,272$151,479$155,687$159,894$164,102
GS-15$148,484$153,434$158,383$163,333$168,282$173,232$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$25,754$26,618$27,474$28,326$29,182$29,683$30,530$31,383$31,417$32,216
GS-2$28,959$29,648$30,607$31,417$31,771$32,705$33,639$34,573$35,508$36,442
GS-3$31,597$32,650$33,703$34,756$35,809$36,862$37,915$38,968$40,021$41,074
GS-4$35,470$36,652$37,834$39,016$40,198$41,380$42,563$43,745$44,927$46,109
GS-5$39,684$41,007$42,330$43,653$44,976$46,300$47,623$48,946$50,269$51,592
GS-6$44,237$45,711$47,185$48,660$50,134$51,609$53,083$54,558$56,032$57,506
GS-7$49,157$50,796$52,435$54,074$55,712$57,351$58,990$60,629$62,268$63,906
GS-8$54,440$56,255$58,070$59,885$61,700$63,515$65,330$67,145$68,960$70,775
GS-9$60,129$62,133$64,137$66,142$68,146$70,150$72,154$74,158$76,162$78,167
GS-10$66,216$68,424$70,631$72,839$75,047$77,255$79,462$81,670$83,878$86,085
GS-11$72,750$75,176$77,602$80,027$82,453$84,879$87,304$89,730$92,155$94,581
GS-12$87,198$90,106$93,013$95,920$98,827$101,734$104,641$107,548$110,455$113,362
GS-13$103,690$107,146$110,603$114,059$117,516$120,972$124,428$127,885$131,341$134,798
GS-14$122,530$126,614$130,698$134,782$138,866$142,950$147,034$151,118$155,202$159,286
GS-15$144,128$148,932$153,737$158,541$163,345$168,150$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$25,500$26,354$27,202$28,045$28,893$29,389$30,227$31,073$31,106$31,900
GS-2$28,672$29,354$30,304$31,106$31,456$32,381$33,306$34,231$35,157$36,082
GS-3$31,284$32,326$33,369$34,411$35,454$36,497$37,539$38,582$39,624$40,667
GS-4$35,119$36,289$37,460$38,630$39,800$40,971$42,141$43,312$44,482$45,652
GS-5$39,291$40,601$41,911$43,222$44,532$45,842$47,152$48,462$49,772$51,082
GS-6$43,798$45,258$46,718$48,178$49,639$51,099$52,559$54,019$55,479$56,939
GS-7$48,670$50,292$51,914$53,536$55,158$56,780$58,402$60,023$61,645$63,267
GS-8$53,901$55,698$57,495$59,291$61,088$62,885$64,682$66,478$68,275$70,072
GS-9$59,534$61,519$63,503$65,488$67,473$69,457$71,442$73,426$75,411$77,396
GS-10$65,561$67,747$69,932$72,118$74,303$76,489$78,674$80,860$83,045$85,231
GS-11$72,030$74,431$76,832$79,233$81,634$84,034$86,435$88,836$91,237$93,638
GS-12$86,335$89,213$92,091$94,970$97,848$100,727$103,605$106,483$109,362$112,240
GS-13$102,663$106,085$109,508$112,930$116,353$119,775$123,198$126,620$130,043$133,465
GS-14$121,316$125,360$129,404$133,447$137,491$141,534$145,578$149,621$153,665$157,709
GS-15$142,701$147,458$152,215$156,973$161,730$166,487$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$24,633$25,458$26,278$27,091$27,911$28,390$29,199$30,016$30,049$30,813
GS-2$27,696$28,356$29,273$30,049$30,386$31,280$32,174$33,067$33,961$34,854
GS-3$30,219$31,227$32,234$33,242$34,249$35,257$36,264$37,271$38,279$39,286
GS-4$33,925$35,055$36,185$37,315$38,446$39,576$40,706$41,836$42,967$44,097
GS-5$37,955$39,220$40,485$41,750$43,014$44,279$45,544$46,809$48,073$49,338
GS-6$42,308$43,719$45,130$46,541$47,952$49,363$50,774$52,184$53,595$55,006
GS-7$47,016$48,583$50,150$51,718$53,285$54,852$56,420$57,987$59,554$61,122
GS-8$52,068$53,804$55,539$57,275$59,010$60,745$62,481$64,216$65,952$67,687
GS-9$57,510$59,426$61,343$63,259$65,176$67,093$69,009$70,926$72,842$74,759
GS-10$63,332$65,442$67,553$69,663$71,774$73,884$75,995$78,105$80,216$82,326
GS-11$69,581$71,901$74,221$76,541$78,861$81,181$83,501$85,821$88,141$90,461
GS-12$83,398$86,179$88,959$91,740$94,520$97,300$100,081$102,861$105,642$108,422
GS-13$99,172$102,477$105,782$109,088$112,393$115,699$119,004$122,310$125,615$128,920
GS-14$117,191$121,098$125,005$128,911$132,818$136,725$140,632$144,538$148,445$152,352
GS-15$137,849$142,443$147,038$151,633$156,228$160,822$165,417$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$24,086$24,893$25,694$26,490$27,292$27,760$28,551$29,351$29,382$30,134
GS-2$27,081$27,726$28,623$29,382$29,715$30,589$31,464$32,338$33,213$34,087
GS-3$29,548$30,533$31,518$32,502$33,487$34,472$35,457$36,441$37,426$38,411
GS-4$33,172$34,277$35,382$36,488$37,593$38,698$39,803$40,909$42,014$43,119
GS-5$37,113$38,351$39,588$40,825$42,063$43,300$44,537$45,775$47,012$48,249
GS-6$41,369$42,747$44,126$45,504$46,882$48,261$49,639$51,017$52,396$53,774
GS-7$45,972$47,504$49,036$50,569$52,101$53,633$55,165$56,698$58,230$59,762
GS-8$50,912$52,610$54,308$56,005$57,703$59,400$61,098$62,796$64,493$66,191
GS-9$56,233$58,108$59,983$61,857$63,732$65,606$67,481$69,355$71,230$73,105
GS-10$61,926$63,991$66,055$68,119$70,184$72,248$74,312$76,377$78,441$80,505
GS-11$68,036$70,304$72,573$74,841$77,109$79,377$81,645$83,914$86,182$88,450
GS-12$81,548$84,266$86,984$89,703$92,421$95,139$97,858$100,576$103,294$106,012
GS-13$96,970$100,203$103,435$106,668$109,900$113,132$116,365$119,597$122,830$126,062
GS-14$114,590$118,410$122,230$126,049$129,869$133,689$137,508$141,328$145,148$148,967
GS-15$134,789$139,282$143,774$148,267$152,760$157,253$161,746$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$23,547$24,335$25,118$25,897$26,680$27,137$27,911$28,693$28,723$29,450
GS-2$26,474$27,104$27,981$28,723$29,046$29,900$30,754$31,608$32,463$33,317
GS-3$28,886$29,849$30,813$31,776$32,740$33,703$34,667$35,630$36,593$37,554
GS-4$32,428$33,509$34,589$35,669$36,750$37,830$38,910$39,991$41,071$42,151
GS-5$36,281$37,491$38,701$39,911$41,121$42,331$43,541$44,751$45,961$47,171
GS-6$40,442$41,790$43,139$44,488$45,836$47,185$48,533$49,882$51,230$52,579
GS-7$44,941$46,440$47,938$49,437$50,935$52,434$53,932$55,431$56,929$58,428
GS-8$49,771$51,430$53,088$54,747$56,406$58,064$59,723$61,382$63,040$64,699
GS-9$54,972$56,805$58,638$60,470$62,303$64,136$65,969$67,801$69,634$71,467
GS-10$60,538$62,556$64,574$66,593$68,611$70,629$72,648$74,666$76,685$78,703
GS-11$66,510$68,727$70,943$73,160$75,377$77,593$79,810$82,027$84,243$86,460
GS-12$79,720$82,377$85,035$87,693$90,350$93,008$95,666$98,323$100,981$103,639
GS-13$94,796$97,956$101,116$104,275$107,435$110,595$113,755$116,914$120,074$123,234
GS-14$112,021$115,755$119,489$123,223$126,958$130,692$134,426$138,160$141,894$145,629
GS-15$131,767$136,160$140,552$144,945$149,337$153,730$158,123$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$22,888$23,653$24,414$25,172$25,933$26,378$27,131$27,890$27,920$28,626
GS-2$25,733$26,346$27,198$27,920$28,236$29,068$29,899$30,730$31,561$32,392
GS-3$28,078$29,014$29,950$30,886$31,821$32,757$33,693$34,629$35,565$36,501
GS-4$31,521$32,571$33,622$34,673$35,723$36,774$37,825$38,875$39,926$40,977
GS-5$35,265$36,441$37,616$38,792$39,967$41,142$42,318$43,493$44,669$45,844
GS-6$39,311$40,621$41,931$43,241$44,551$45,862$47,172$48,482$49,792$51,102
GS-7$43,684$45,140$46,597$48,053$49,509$50,965$52,421$53,878$55,334$56,790
GS-8$48,378$49,991$51,603$53,215$54,827$56,439$58,051$59,664$61,276$62,888
GS-9$53,435$55,215$56,996$58,776$60,557$62,338$64,118$65,899$67,679$69,460
GS-10$58,844$60,805$62,767$64,728$66,690$68,651$70,613$72,575$74,536$76,498
GS-11$64,650$66,805$68,960$71,115$73,270$75,425$77,579$79,734$81,889$84,044
GS-12$77,490$80,073$82,656$85,238$87,821$90,404$92,987$95,570$98,153$100,736
GS-13$92,145$95,217$98,289$101,361$104,433$107,505$110,578$113,650$116,722$119,794
GS-14$108,887$112,517$116,146$119,776$123,406$127,036$130,666$134,296$137,926$141,555
GS-15$128,082$132,352$136,622$140,892$145,162$149,432$153,702$157,971$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$22,560$23,314$24,064$24,810$25,561$26,000$26,742$27,490$27,518$28,213
GS-2$25,364$25,968$26,808$27,518$27,829$28,648$29,466$30,285$31,103$31,922
GS-3$27,675$28,598$29,521$30,444$31,367$32,290$33,213$34,136$35,059$35,982
GS-4$31,069$32,105$33,141$34,177$35,213$36,249$37,285$38,321$39,357$40,393
GS-5$34,759$35,918$37,077$38,236$39,395$40,554$41,713$42,872$44,031$45,190
GS-6$38,747$40,039$41,330$42,622$43,914$45,206$46,498$47,790$49,082$50,374
GS-7$43,057$44,492$45,927$47,361$48,796$50,231$51,666$53,100$54,535$55,970
GS-8$47,684$49,274$50,864$52,454$54,044$55,634$57,224$58,814$60,404$61,994
GS-9$52,668$54,423$56,178$57,934$59,689$61,444$63,199$64,955$66,710$68,465
GS-10$58,000$59,932$61,865$63,798$65,731$67,664$69,597$71,530$73,462$75,395
GS-11$63,722$65,847$67,971$70,095$72,219$74,343$76,467$78,592$80,716$82,840
GS-12$76,378$78,924$81,471$84,017$86,564$89,110$91,657$94,203$96,750$99,296
GS-13$90,823$93,851$96,878$99,905$102,932$105,960$108,987$112,014$115,041$118,069
GS-14$107,325$110,902$114,480$118,057$121,635$125,213$128,790$132,368$135,945$139,523
GS-15$126,245$130,453$134,662$138,871$143,079$147,288$151,496$155,705$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$22,336$23,083$23,825$24,565$25,307$25,743$26,477$27,218$27,246$27,942
GS-2$25,114$25,711$26,542$27,246$27,551$28,361$29,171$29,980$30,790$31,600
GS-3$27,400$28,313$29,226$30,139$31,053$31,966$32,879$33,792$34,705$35,618
GS-4$30,761$31,785$32,810$33,835$34,860$35,885$36,909$37,934$38,959$39,984
GS-5$34,415$35,563$36,711$37,859$39,006$40,154$41,302$42,450$43,597$44,745
GS-6$38,363$39,641$40,919$42,198$43,476$44,754$46,032$47,310$48,589$49,867
GS-7$42,631$44,052$45,473$46,894$48,315$49,736$51,158$52,579$54,000$55,421
GS-8$47,212$48,786$50,360$51,934$53,508$55,082$56,655$58,229$59,803$61,377
GS-9$52,146$53,884$55,622$57,360$59,098$60,836$62,573$64,311$66,049$67,787
GS-10$57,426$59,340$61,254$63,168$65,083$66,997$68,911$70,825$72,740$74,654
GS-11$63,091$65,194$67,297$69,400$71,504$73,607$75,710$77,813$79,916$82,019
GS-12$75,621$78,142$80,662$83,183$85,703$88,224$90,744$93,264$95,785$98,305
GS-13$89,924$92,922$95,919$98,916$101,914$104,911$107,909$110,906$113,904$116,901
GS-14$106,263$109,804$113,346$116,887$120,429$123,970$127,512$131,053$134,595$138,136
GS-15$124,995$129,161$133,328$137,494$141,660$145,827$149,993$154,160$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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$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$21,592$22,313$23,031$23,746$24,464$24,886$25,595$26,310$26,338$27,013
GS-2$24,277$24,854$25,657$26,338$26,633$27,416$28,199$28,981$29,764$30,547
GS-3$26,487$27,370$28,253$29,135$30,018$30,901$31,783$32,666$33,548$34,431
GS-4$29,736$30,727$31,718$32,709$33,700$34,691$35,682$36,673$37,664$38,655
GS-5$33,269$34,378$35,487$36,596$37,706$38,815$39,924$41,033$42,142$43,251
GS-6$37,084$38,320$39,556$40,792$42,028$43,263$44,499$45,735$46,971$48,207
GS-7$41,210$42,584$43,958$45,332$46,705$48,079$49,453$50,827$52,201$53,574
GS-8$45,639$47,161$48,682$50,204$51,725$53,247$54,768$56,290$57,811$59,333
GS-9$50,408$52,089$53,769$55,449$57,129$58,810$60,490$62,170$63,851$65,531
GS-10$55,512$57,362$59,212$61,063$62,913$64,763$66,613$68,463$70,313$72,164
GS-11$60,989$63,021$65,053$67,086$69,118$71,151$73,183$75,215$77,248$79,280
GS-12$73,100$75,537$77,973$80,409$82,845$85,281$87,717$90,154$92,590$95,026
GS-13$86,927$89,825$92,723$95,620$98,518$101,416$104,314$107,211$110,109$113,007
GS-14$102,721$106,145$109,570$112,995$116,419$119,844$123,269$126,693$130,118$133,543
GS-15$120,830$124,858$128,886$132,914$136,941$140,969$144,997$149,025$153,053$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$20,409$21,090$21,769$22,445$23,123$23,522$24,193$24,869$24,895$25,531
GS-2$22,946$23,492$24,251$24,895$25,173$25,913$26,653$27,393$28,133$28,873
GS-3$25,037$25,871$26,706$27,540$28,375$29,209$30,044$30,878$31,713$32,547
GS-4$28,107$29,044$29,982$30,919$31,857$32,794$33,732$34,669$35,607$36,544
GS-5$31,446$32,494$33,541$34,589$35,636$36,684$37,732$38,779$39,827$40,875
GS-6$35,052$36,221$37,389$38,558$39,726$40,895$42,064$43,232$44,401$45,569
GS-7$38,953$40,251$41,549$42,847$44,144$45,442$46,740$48,038$49,336$50,634
GS-8$43,139$44,577$46,015$47,453$48,891$50,329$51,766$53,204$54,642$56,080
GS-9$47,647$49,235$50,824$52,413$54,002$55,591$57,179$58,768$60,357$61,946
GS-10$52,470$54,220$55,969$57,718$59,467$61,217$62,966$64,715$66,465$68,214
GS-11$57,648$59,569$61,491$63,413$65,334$67,256$69,178$71,099$73,021$74,943
GS-12$69,095$71,399$73,702$76,006$78,309$80,613$82,917$85,220$87,524$89,827
GS-13$82,165$84,904$87,644$90,383$93,122$95,862$98,601$101,341$104,080$106,820
GS-14$97,093$100,329$103,565$106,802$110,038$113,274$116,510$119,747$122,983$126,219
GS-15$114,210$118,018$121,825$125,633$129,440$133,248$137,055$140,862$144,670$148,477
GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,722$20,380$21,037$21,689$22,345$22,730$23,378$24,031$24,057$24,664
GS-2$22,174$22,700$23,435$24,057$24,325$25,040$25,755$26,470$27,186$27,901
GS-3$24,194$25,000$25,806$26,613$27,419$28,226$29,032$29,838$30,645$31,451
GS-4$27,159$28,064$28,969$29,874$30,779$31,684$32,589$33,493$34,398$35,303
GS-5$30,386$31,399$32,412$33,425$34,437$35,450$36,463$37,476$38,488$39,501
GS-6$33,872$35,001$36,130$37,259$38,388$39,517$40,646$41,775$42,903$44,032
GS-7$37,640$38,895$40,150$41,405$42,659$43,914$45,169$46,423$47,678$48,933
GS-8$41,686$43,075$44,465$45,855$47,245$48,635$50,025$51,415$52,805$54,194
GS-9$46,041$47,576$49,110$50,645$52,180$53,714$55,249$56,783$58,318$59,852
GS-10$50,703$52,393$54,083$55,773$57,463$59,153$60,843$62,533$64,222$65,912
GS-11$55,706$57,564$59,421$61,278$63,135$64,992$66,849$68,706$70,563$72,421
GS-12$66,767$68,993$71,219$73,445$75,671$77,897$80,123$82,349$84,575$86,801
GS-13$79,397$82,044$84,691$87,338$89,985$92,632$95,279$97,926$100,573$103,220
GS-14$93,822$96,950$100,077$103,204$106,331$109,459$112,586$115,713$118,840$121,967
GS-15$110,363$114,042$117,721$121,399$125,078$128,757$132,435$136,114$139,793$143,471

* 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.

Washington DC Pay Locality Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in the Washington DC 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 Washington DC pay area.

Common Occupations in Washington DC Locality

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Management And Program Analysis 17,900 $123,989.00 $557.00
Information Technology Management 15,326 $133,631.00 $441.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 12,123 $120,171.00 $604.00
General Attorney 8,274 $146,678.00 $707.00
General Health Science 3,698 $131,491.00 $653.00
Foreign Affairs 2,152 $132,250.00 $141.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,961 $120,622.00 $962.00
Contracting 1,824 $122,493.00 $442.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,563 $126,234.00 $310.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,521 $97,919.00 $255.00
Statistics 1,510 $122,181.00 $703.00
General Business And Industry 1,469 $130,992.00 $868.00
Contact Representative 1,411 $55,408.00 $107.00
Human Resources Management 1,250 $122,980.00 $503.00
Social Science 1,114 $112,876.00 $462.00
Security Administration 1,075 $114,836.00 $360.00
Nurse 1,020 $111,108.00 $580.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 1,020 $72,015.00 $215.00
Public Health Program Specialist 997 $123,068.00 $551.00
Administrative Officer 936 $119,132.00 $792.00
Economist 917 $126,681.00 $781.00
General Arts And Information 810 $108,166.00 $524.00
General Engineering 792 $140,814.00 $531.00
Chemistry 654 $131,033.00 $297.00
Aerospace Engineering 629 $146,652.00 $766.00
Grants Management 619 $123,112.00 $1,030.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 586 $132,538.00 $2,498.00
General Physical Science 585 $131,052.00 $1,115.00
Consumer Safety 564 $135,242.00 $526.00
Financial Administration And Program 555 $121,095.00 $450.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 552 $57,662.00 $297.00
Paralegal Specialist 516 $81,271.00 $391.00
Mathematical Statistics 506 $131,170.00 $584.00
Security Guard 504 $53,080.00 $1,330.00
Budget Analysis 504 $123,601.00 $699.00
Program Management 476 $147,959.00 $340.00
Electronics Engineering 466 $149,567.00 $898.00
Medical Support Assistance 454 $48,682.00 $151.00
Nursing Assistant 433 $43,895.00 $88.00
Emergency Management Specialist 422 $124,367.00 $982.00
Trade Specialist 420 $120,790.00 $1,196.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 333 $57,312.00 $147.00
Pharmacology 293 $146,746.00 $574.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 274 $88,166.00 $1,175.00
Computer Engineering 263 $143,151.00 $619.00
Social Work 262 $100,701.00 $74.00
Astronomy And Space Science 214 $150,973.00 $801.00
Archives Technician 191 $87,800.00 $397.00
Pharmacist 188 $132,897.00 $395.00
Public Affairs 185 $124,405.00 $138.00
Agricultural Marketing 164 $115,629.00 $1,258.00
Correctional Institution Administration 160 $129,822.00 $229.00
Electronics Technical 156 $122,725.00 $464.00
Medical Technologist 155 $93,149.00 $837.00
Secretary 151 $66,537.00 $9.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 148 $123,929.00 $639.00
Technical Information Services 146 $109,884.00 $522.00
Civil Engineering 141 $102,324.00 $125.00
Passport And Visa Examining 141 $84,978.00 $65.00
Geography 134 $107,949.00 $309.00
Microbiology 134 $135,650.00 $550.00
Building Management 132 $98,744.00 $67.00
Health System Specialist 131 $125,604.00 $207.00
Archivist 130 $110,460.00 $485.00
Environmental Engineering 122 $135,544.00 $2,288.00
Meteorology 115 $125,079.00 $1,521.00
Transportation Specialist 112 $147,109.00 $815.00
Auditing 110 $122,772.00 $1,153.00
Support Services Administration 106 $102,346.00 $267.00
Practical Nurse 106 $66,422.00 $196.00
Veterinary Medical Science 105 $136,866.00 $508.00
International Relations 104 $121,428.00 $420.00
Museum Curator 102 $124,712.00 $701.00

This table lists the top 73 occupations held by the approximately 95,316 federal employees working in the Washington DC Locality, across all agencies, as well as average yearly compensation for Washington DC Locality based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Washington DC Locality

Agency Washington DC Locality Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
National Institutes Of Health 9,408 $115,594.00 $835.00
Social Security Administration 8,554 $93,665.00 $258.00
Department Of State 6,709 $119,202.00 $172.00
Food And Drug Administration 6,638 $127,454.00 $505.00
Internal Revenue Service 5,330 $124,057.00 $274.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,486 $122,627.00 $535.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,360 $117,685.00 $556.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,521 $110,842.00 $617.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3,187 $132,990.00 $2,424.00
Customs And Border Protection 3,060 $124,601.00 $280.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 3,035 $122,379.00 $280.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,162 $132,971.00 $274.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,155 $142,475.00 $777.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,917 $78,701.00 $155.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,408 $132,643.00 $126.00
Cybersecurity And Infrastructure Security Agency 1,323 $129,848.00 $531.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 1,319 $129,270.00 $367.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,243 $121,543.00 $843.00
Health Resources And Services Administration 1,241 $125,986.00 $659.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,211 $139,810.00 $415.00
Smithsonian Institution (Except Units Administered Under Separate Boards Of Trustees) 1,124 $96,051.00 $586.00
Departmental Offices 1,004 $133,077.00 $933.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 986 $117,062.00 $383.00
Federal Acquisition Service 910 $131,342.00 $293.00
Department Of Energy 900 $140,403.00 $456.00
Federal Communications Commission 860 $151,672.00 $1,258.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 763 $124,455.00 $207.00
U.s. Agency For International Development 756 $130,079.00 $584.00
Office Of Personnel Management 689 $117,884.00 $434.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 650 $120,803.00 $230.00
Public Buildings Service 622 $114,792.00 $155.00
U.s. Coast Guard 599 $125,881.00 $271.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 575 $144,447.00 $3,505.00
U.s. Agency For Global Media 563 $115,086.00 $556.00
U.s. Secret Service 535 $115,446.00 $595.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 515 $121,111.00 $424.00
Administration For Children And Families 502 $119,551.00 $353.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service 485 $118,405.00 $1,299.00
Federal Trade Commission 477 $161,034.00 $46.00
Headquarters, Nasa 450 $147,275.00 $170.00
Office Of Management And Budget 438 $143,793.00 $802.00
National Archives And Records Administration 423 $113,047.00 $376.00
Assistant Secretary For Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner 387 $132,886.00 $1,613.00
Office Of The Director 386 $108,092.00 $174.00
Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Administration And Management 325 $136,299.00 $294.00
International Trade Administration 314 $123,665.00 $997.00
National Gallery Of Art 279 $72,691.00 $1,818.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 279 $131,194.00 $145.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 254 $119,062.00 $801.00
Federal Highway Administration 253 $124,717.00 $470.00
Assistant Secretary For Public And Indian Housing 244 $127,741.00 $414.00
Forest Service 232 $124,440.00 $1,450.00
Small Business Administration 219 $119,283.00 $462.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 211 $133,502.00 $1,106.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 207 $109,626.00 $1,279.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 205 $152,764.00 $378.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 193 $133,202.00 $135.00
Office Of Gsa It 192 $141,781.00 $249.00
Pretrial Services Agency 191 $111,221.00 $1,201.00
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration 187 $127,331.00 $536.00
National Labor Relations Board 185 $152,291.00 $383.00
Federal Student Aid 180 $128,666.00 $148.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 172 $145,797.00 $203.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 172 $141,009.00 $367.00
Office Of Justice Programs 170 $131,084.00 $1,175.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Agriculture) 167 $126,142.00 $556.00
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development 167 $125,574.00 $1,120.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 164 $115,629.00 $1,258.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation 162 $117,002.00 $218.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 157 $141,016.00 $100.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 153 $147,548.00 $1,966.00
Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives 149 $131,097.00 $477.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 147 $126,067.00 $1,585.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 142 $143,429.00 $720.00
U.s. Marshals Service 132 $127,626.00 $492.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 122 $146,419.00 $320.00
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention 121 $126,190.00 $119.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 119 $146,164.00 $106.00
Rural Development 116 $119,586.00 $605.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 116 $110,319.00 $756.00
Office Of Elementary And Secondary Education 116 $118,563.00 $291.00
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration 115 $125,079.00 $1,521.00
Geological Survey 112 $115,214.00 $616.00
U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service 105 $117,875.00 $584.00
Bureau Of International Labor Affairs 104 $121,428.00 $420.00
Executive Office For U.s. Attorneys And The Offices Of The U.s. Attorneys 100 $88,456.00 $446.00

There are 86 Federal agencies with a significant workforce in the Washington DC 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 Washington DC Locality

There are approximately 95,316 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Washington DC pay area. The average federal employee in the Washington DC lcality earns $121,080 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $577.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in the Washington DC locality is Management And Program Analysis. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in the Washington DC locality is the National Institutes Of Health, which has total of 9,408 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in the Washington DC 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 Washington DC locality area include Joint Bases Anacostia-Bolling, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, College Park, Fort Detrick, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, New Carrollton, Rockville, Letterkenny Army Depot, Alexandria, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Warrenton Training Center, Fort George Gordon Meade, Joint Base Andrews, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Myer-Herderson Hall, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, New Cumberland Army Depot and Coast Guard Operations System Center.

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