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District Of Columbia Washington DC General Schedule Payscale

92,504 federal employees †
$109,799 average yearly pay
+1% 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 29.32%, 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 2019 General Schedule pay table, with Washington DC's 29.32% 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 2020 General Schedule payscale below based on last year's General Schedule base pay increase of 1.4%. We will publish the official General Schedule payscale for 2020 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$24,879$25,711$26,540$27,362$28,189$28,673$29,490$30,316$30,349$31,121
GS-2$27,973$28,639$29,565$30,349$30,689$31,592$32,494$33,397$34,300$35,202
GS-3$30,521$31,539$32,556$33,574$34,591$35,608$36,626$37,644$38,662$39,678
GS-4$34,263$35,405$36,546$37,688$38,830$39,972$41,112$42,254$43,396$44,537
GS-5$38,334$39,612$40,890$42,166$43,444$44,721$45,999$47,276$48,553$49,831
GS-6$42,731$44,156$45,580$47,005$48,430$49,855$51,281$52,706$54,131$55,556
GS-7$47,485$49,068$50,651$52,234$53,818$55,401$56,984$58,566$60,149$61,732
GS-8$52,588$54,342$56,094$57,846$59,600$61,352$63,106$64,858$66,610$68,364
GS-9$58,084$60,020$61,956$63,892$65,826$67,762$69,698$71,634$73,570$75,506
GS-10$63,964$66,097$68,228$70,359$72,492$74,623$76,754$78,885$81,018$83,149
GS-11$70,276$72,618$74,962$77,305$79,648$81,991$84,335$86,678$89,021$91,365
GS-12$84,231$87,040$89,848$92,656$95,464$98,273$101,080$103,889$106,697$109,506
GS-13$100,162$103,501$106,839$110,178$113,517$116,855$120,194$123,532$126,871$130,208
GS-14$118,363$122,308$126,254$130,199$134,146$138,092$142,037$145,983$149,928$153,875
GS-15$139,226$143,867$148,509$153,149$157,790$162,430$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$24,633$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 2019 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $166,500 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 17,049 $113,215.00 $314.00
Information Technology Management 14,279 $120,728.00 $218.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 12,072 $108,517.00 $276.00
General Attorney 8,012 $133,988.00 $482.00
General Health Science 3,115 $124,831.00 $282.00
Foreign Affairs 2,004 $122,707.00 $66.00
Contracting 1,950 $110,007.00 $180.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,703 $86,071.00 $200.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,683 $113,261.00 $312.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,659 $113,011.00 $712.00
Statistics 1,355 $107,687.00 $214.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 1,200 $49,520.00 $142.00
Security Administration 1,199 $106,219.00 $135.00
Human Resources Management 1,151 $108,144.00 $181.00
Social Science 1,125 $100,844.00 $126.00
Nurse 988 $98,282.00 $322.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 980 $67,718.00 $119.00
Economist 975 $120,001.00 $410.00
General Business And Industry 915 $124,761.00 $743.00
Consumer Safety 893 $120,348.00 $280.00
Administrative Officer 867 $106,870.00 $388.00
Contact Representative 858 $55,043.00 $123.00
Public Health Program Specialist 836 $115,721.00 $204.00
General Arts And Information 816 $97,036.00 $151.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 796 $122,896.00 $1,530.00
Chemistry 778 $122,193.00 $306.00
Financial Administration And Program 665 $109,508.00 $201.00
Security Guard 616 $47,246.00 $119.00
Aerospace Engineering 580 $139,670.00 $108.00
General Physical Science 540 $122,137.00 $572.00
Mathematical Statistics 534 $117,278.00 $157.00
Grants Management 513 $110,762.00 $259.00
Budget Analysis 501 $112,283.00 $373.00
Paralegal Specialist 493 $74,980.00 $279.00
General Engineering 487 $148,932.00 $152.00
Electronics Engineering 462 $139,502.00 $488.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 422 $50,997.00 $116.00
Emergency Management Specialist 398 $111,294.00 $279.00
Pharmacology 373 $130,663.00 $338.00
Trade Specialist 323 $114,678.00 $174.00
Program Management 301 $134,227.00 $237.00
Medical Support Assistance 282 $44,534.00 $17.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 281 $83,076.00 $891.00
Nursing Assistant 256 $39,816.00 $2.00
Computer Engineering 254 $135,097.00 $110.00
Pharmacist 245 $114,382.00 $90.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 237 $106,064.00 $481.00
Archives Technician 232 $70,395.00 $57.00
Social Work 222 $91,800.00 $28.00
Veterans Claims Examining 202 $90,641.00 $72.00
Secretary 201 $61,609.00 $8.00
Astronomy And Space Science 192 $140,980.00 $171.00
Building Management 191 $92,243.00 $32.00
Microbiology 185 $117,560.00 $312.00
Electronics Technical 182 $110,664.00 $281.00
Medical Technologist 176 $84,079.00 $236.00
Passport And Visa Examining 157 $80,529.00 $142.00
Audiovisual Production 155 $104,669.00 $129.00
Archivist 148 $92,664.00 $44.00
Correctional Institution Administration 147 $118,268.00 $174.00
Public Affairs 147 $112,749.00 $148.00
Transportation Specialist 135 $128,961.00 $348.00
Agricultural Marketing 132 $111,966.00 $1,127.00
Park Ranger 127 $83,887.00 $640.00
Civil Engineering 125 $94,856.00 $117.00
Health System Specialist 123 $117,096.00 $102.00
Technical Information Services 120 $107,302.00 $288.00
Meteorology 117 $117,691.00 $1,639.00
Support Services Administration 114 $90,406.00 $166.00
Museum Curator 111 $115,250.00 $110.00
Environmental Engineering 108 $126,587.00 $1,225.00
Biological Science Technician 108 $51,338.00 $15.00
Librarian 108 $105,694.00 $219.00
Legal Assistance 104 $60,385.00 $84.00
Administration And Office Support Student Trainee 104 $34,041.00 $31.00
Veterinary Medical Science 104 $123,027.00 $228.00
Tax Law Specialist 103 $128,780.00 $19.00
Loan Specialist 103 $124,322.00 $235.00

This table lists the top 78 occupations held by the approximately 92,504 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
Social Security Administration 9,016 $85,597.00 $204.00
National Institutes Of Health 8,888 $101,671.00 $340.00
Food And Drug Administration 7,024 $116,602.00 $281.00
Department Of State 6,660 $100,839.00 $96.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,897 $108,077.00 $337.00
Internal Revenue Service 4,754 $114,922.00 $13.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,701 $104,912.00 $176.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,359 $87,902.00 $134.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 3,153 $106,994.00 $265.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3,144 $123,495.00 $1,515.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,062 $120,018.00 $113.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,011 $131,404.00 $122.00
Customs And Border Protection 1,865 $112,565.00 $318.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,558 $78,917.00 $27.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,305 $112,655.00 $263.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,256 $123,743.00 $138.00
Smithsonian Inst (Exc Sep Brds Of Trust) 1,240 $85,550.00 $126.00
Nat Protection And Programs Directorate 1,074 $117,171.00 $330.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,051 $122,216.00 $112.00
Department Of Energy 1,047 $129,273.00 $210.00
Health Resources And Services Adm 1,042 $114,039.00 $233.00
Ofc Sec Health And Human Services 1,014 $122,098.00 $320.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 1,012 $108,293.00 $68.00
Federal Acquisition Service 967 $119,499.00 $72.00
Federal Communications Commission 903 $140,878.00 $1,108.00
Departmental Offices 877 $122,117.00 $307.00
Office Of Personnel Management 814 $106,910.00 $64.00
Public Buildings Service 723 $103,493.00 $44.00
Broadcasting Board Of Governors 673 $104,646.00 $107.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 617 $100,493.00 $124.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 604 $111,374.00 $125.00
U.s. Agency For International Dev 604 $119,686.00 $276.00
Federal Trade Commission 569 $125,045.00 $155.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 553 $132,204.00 $1,918.00
U.s. Coast Guard 541 $116,544.00 $320.00
Nat Archives And Records Administration 485 $95,528.00 $41.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Serv 465 $106,624.00 $846.00
Office Of The Director 447 $93,492.00 $40.00
Administration For Children And Families 428 $108,890.00 $41.00
Headquarters, Nasa 416 $138,931.00 $81.00
Asst Sec For Housing--Fed Housing Cmsnr 387 $120,102.00 $679.00
Office Of Management And Budget 377 $122,720.00 $104.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 365 $114,210.00 $272.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 356 $112,490.00 $140.00
National Gallery Of Art 341 $69,150.00 $916.00
International Trade Administration 323 $114,678.00 $174.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 312 $100,529.00 $423.00
U.s. Secret Service 301 $102,265.00 $327.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 279 $117,665.00 $307.00
Federal Student Aid 267 $110,609.00 $46.00
Federal Highway Administration 260 $111,909.00 $233.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 253 $112,038.00 $434.00
Office Of Justice Programs 244 $115,726.00 $168.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Serv Adm 244 $117,563.00 $205.00
Small Business Administration 235 $106,245.00 $246.00
Forest Service 228 $110,456.00 $338.00
Geological Survey 212 $112,443.00 $338.00
Office Of Gsa It 206 $127,364.00 $65.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 193 $140,014.00 $291.00
Pretrial Services Agency 193 $100,254.00 $184.00
National Labor Relations Board 191 $137,009.00 $0.00
Economic Research Service 178 $122,640.00 $802.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 174 $115,712.00 $340.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 164 $125,797.00 $77.00
Ofc Of Sec Of Transportation 151 $103,111.00 $118.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 148 $115,339.00 $361.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 147 $143,229.00 $1,088.00
Asst Sec For Pub And Indian Housing 146 $126,689.00 $397.00
U.s. Marshals Service 139 $116,733.00 $84.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 137 $134,952.00 $259.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $132,796.00 $423.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 133 $134,529.00 $444.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 132 $111,966.00 $1,127.00
Asst Sec For Cmnty Plan And Development 129 $119,604.00 $731.00
National Park Service 127 $83,887.00 $640.00
U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service 121 $110,625.00 $90.00
Nat Oceanic And Atmospheric Admin 117 $117,691.00 $1,639.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 116 $131,906.00 $66.00
Office Of The Inspector General (Department Of Homeland Security) 108 $104,326.00 $298.00
Agricultural Research Service 108 $51,338.00 $15.00
Export-Import Bank Of The United States 103 $124,322.00 $235.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 102 $129,479.00 $853.00
Exec Ofc Us Attorney And Off Us Attorney 101 $79,775.00 $441.00

There are 83 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 92,504 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Washington DC pay area. The average federal employee in the Washington DC lcality earns $109,799 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $299.

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 Social Security Administration, which has total of 9,016 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, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Alexandria, Fort Detrick, Rockville, Naval Academy, College Park, Greenbelt, Letterkenny Army Depot, Hyattsville, New Cumberland Army Depot, Aberdeen Proving Ground, New Carrollton, Warrenton Training Center, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Joint Base Myer-Herderson Hall, Fort George Gordon Meade, Joint Base Andrews, Fort Belvoir, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and Coast Guard Operations System Center.

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