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District Of Columbia Washington DC General Schedule Payscale

94,451 federal employees †
$119,627 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.


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 17,530 $123,043.00 $0.00
Information Technology Management 15,116 $132,687.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 12,219 $118,591.00 $0.00
General Attorney 8,248 $143,523.00 $0.00
General Health Science 3,608 $132,628.00 $0.00
Contracting 2,091 $121,374.00 $0.00
Foreign Affairs 2,005 $132,287.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,833 $119,919.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,579 $95,580.00 $0.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,512 $127,560.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 1,438 $129,886.00 $0.00
Statistics 1,425 $120,373.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 1,418 $119,768.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 1,372 $54,825.00 $0.00
Security Administration 1,141 $113,362.00 $0.00
Social Science 1,122 $110,168.00 $0.00
Administrative Officer 1,031 $119,301.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 955 $73,293.00 $0.00
Public Health Program Specialist 836 $125,807.00 $0.00
General Arts And Information 830 $105,362.00 $0.00
Chemistry 820 $131,945.00 $0.00
Economist 789 $125,993.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 674 $131,310.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 659 $120,071.00 $0.00
General Engineering 647 $143,445.00 $0.00
Aerospace Engineering 616 $145,934.00 $0.00
Consumer Safety 612 $133,872.00 $0.00
Budget Analysis 602 $121,361.00 $0.00
Grants Management 593 $121,902.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 564 $57,115.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 556 $131,744.00 $0.00
Security Guard 552 $51,673.00 $0.00
Mathematical Statistics 517 $130,274.00 $0.00
Paralegal Specialist 492 $80,501.00 $0.00
Program Management 486 $145,699.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 473 $147,336.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 449 $43,320.00 $0.00
Trade Specialist 419 $117,963.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 408 $48,235.00 $0.00
Emergency Management Specialist 405 $122,300.00 $0.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 355 $56,749.00 $0.00
Pharmacology 317 $147,209.00 $0.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 279 $87,009.00 $0.00
Nurse 278 $100,051.00 $0.00
Computer Engineering 263 $141,995.00 $0.00
Social Work 240 $100,419.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 218 $129,118.00 $0.00
Astronomy And Space Science 210 $149,800.00 $0.00
Archives Technician 196 $84,750.00 $0.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 171 $118,651.00 $0.00
Secretary 167 $66,796.00 $0.00
Electronics Technical 162 $121,244.00 $0.00
Public Affairs 159 $119,854.00 $0.00
Correctional Institution Administration 155 $129,422.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing 152 $118,437.00 $0.00
Microbiology 151 $133,846.00 $0.00
Health System Specialist 148 $123,690.00 $0.00
Technical Information Services 145 $108,535.00 $0.00
Archivist 138 $106,107.00 $0.00
Civil Engineering 133 $103,870.00 $0.00
Passport And Visa Examining 132 $84,969.00 $0.00
Building Management 128 $99,586.00 $0.00
Geography 118 $105,951.00 $0.00
Transportation Specialist 113 $144,116.00 $0.00
Meteorology 113 $126,299.00 $0.00
Support Services Administration 112 $98,718.00 $0.00
Park Ranger 111 $91,806.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 110 $135,742.00 $0.00
Biological Science Technician 107 $56,530.00 $0.00
Museum Curator 107 $122,486.00 $0.00
Education Program 106 $117,356.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 104 $66,968.00 $0.00
Auditing 104 $119,817.00 $0.00
Audiovisual Production 103 $117,395.00 $0.00
International Cooperation 102 $123,604.00 $0.00
Veterinary Medical Science 102 $133,111.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 76 occupations held by the approximately 94,451 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 8,757 $92,936.00 $0.00
National Institutes Of Health 8,020 $113,871.00 $0.00
Food And Drug Administration 6,804 $126,876.00 $0.00
Department Of State 6,420 $118,598.00 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 5,297 $123,300.00 $0.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,439 $118,250.00 $0.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,396 $121,718.00 $0.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,278 $106,533.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3,151 $130,505.00 $0.00
Customs And Border Protection 3,080 $123,079.00 $0.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 2,997 $120,855.00 $0.00
U.s. Agency For International Development 2,184 $127,126.00 $0.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,150 $131,784.00 $0.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,134 $141,115.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,938 $78,203.00 $0.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,416 $129,439.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,235 $139,322.00 $0.00
Cybersecurity And Infrastructure Security Agency 1,205 $129,238.00 $0.00
Health Resources And Services Administration 1,189 $124,740.00 $0.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,186 $120,099.00 $0.00
Smithsonian Institution (Except Units Administered Under Separate Boards Of Trustees) 1,171 $93,566.00 $0.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1,132 $130,511.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 1,007 $129,197.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 959 $117,562.00 $0.00
Department Of Energy 942 $138,675.00 $0.00
Federal Communications Commission 891 $149,544.00 $0.00
Departmental Offices 832 $134,730.00 $0.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 747 $123,697.00 $0.00
Office Of Personnel Management 693 $116,664.00 $0.00
U.s. Agency For Global Media 665 $115,747.00 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 657 $114,344.00 $0.00
U.s. Coast Guard 567 $125,113.00 $0.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 558 $142,854.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 527 $120,670.00 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 500 $158,096.00 $0.00
Administration For Children And Families 486 $118,196.00 $0.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service 486 $117,215.00 $0.00
Headquarters, Nasa 442 $146,287.00 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 434 $122,061.00 $0.00
U.s. Secret Service 426 $111,851.00 $0.00
Office Of Management And Budget 393 $136,208.00 $0.00
Office Of The Director 389 $106,522.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner 385 $131,269.00 $0.00
National Archives And Records Administration 334 $95,429.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 316 $117,827.00 $0.00
International Trade Administration 316 $123,236.00 $0.00
Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Administration And Management 314 $133,128.00 $0.00
National Gallery Of Art 300 $71,721.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 271 $118,116.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 270 $130,816.00 $0.00
Federal Highway Administration 246 $123,993.00 $0.00
Forest Service 244 $121,061.00 $0.00
Office Of Elementary And Secondary Education 222 $116,387.00 $0.00
Office Of Gsa It 220 $139,881.00 $0.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 207 $130,125.00 $0.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 203 $105,200.00 $0.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 201 $152,050.00 $0.00
Pretrial Services Agency 197 $109,975.00 $0.00
Federal Student Aid 191 $124,417.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 183 $140,163.00 $0.00
National Labor Relations Board 179 $151,797.00 $0.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 174 $137,738.00 $0.00
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration 173 $127,615.00 $0.00
Office Of Justice Programs 169 $127,845.00 $0.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Agriculture) 162 $125,154.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation 162 $113,860.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives 153 $128,569.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 152 $118,437.00 $0.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 150 $150,165.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development 147 $126,638.00 $0.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 142 $124,702.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Public And Indian Housing 142 $138,477.00 $0.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 141 $140,816.00 $0.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 132 $140,051.00 $0.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 129 $142,638.00 $0.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 124 $145,892.00 $0.00
U.s. Marshals Service 123 $124,691.00 $0.00
Rural Development 120 $120,747.00 $0.00
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention 117 $124,291.00 $0.00
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration 113 $126,299.00 $0.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 112 $109,889.00 $0.00
National Park Service 111 $91,806.00 $0.00
Geological Survey 109 $118,822.00 $0.00
Agricultural Research Service 107 $56,530.00 $0.00
Executive Office For U.s. Attorneys And The Offices Of The U.s. Attorneys 104 $87,449.00 $0.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 104 $119,817.00 $0.00
U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service 100 $118,884.00 $0.00

There are 87 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 94,451 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Washington DC pay area. The average federal employee in the Washington DC lcality earns $119,627 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $0.

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 8,757 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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