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District Of Columbia Washington DC General Schedule Payscale

89,216 federal employees †
$115,940 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 30.48%, 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 2021 General Schedule pay table, with Washington DC's 30.48% 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$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 2021 General Schedule payscale is capped at a maximum salary of $172,500 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 16,522 $119,446.00 $0.00
Information Technology Management 14,209 $127,013.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 11,520 $113,943.00 $0.00
General Attorney 7,967 $140,034.00 $0.00
General Health Science 2,974 $132,250.00 $0.00
Contracting 1,967 $118,375.00 $0.00
Foreign Affairs 1,919 $129,647.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,569 $93,513.00 $0.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,538 $123,113.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,518 $118,844.00 $0.00
Statistics 1,259 $114,417.00 $0.00
Security Administration 1,130 $111,072.00 $0.00
Social Science 1,101 $105,572.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 1,085 $115,788.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 1,043 $128,447.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 974 $55,198.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 960 $69,920.00 $0.00
Nurse 948 $103,173.00 $0.00
Economist 893 $127,803.00 $0.00
Chemistry 877 $127,231.00 $0.00
Consumer Safety 833 $128,999.00 $0.00
Administrative Officer 813 $113,200.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 813 $52,498.00 $0.00
General Arts And Information 789 $102,282.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 698 $130,356.00 $0.00
Security Guard 605 $49,149.00 $0.00
Aerospace Engineering 571 $144,695.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 550 $118,316.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 537 $128,931.00 $0.00
Mathematical Statistics 519 $124,632.00 $0.00
Public Health Program Specialist 502 $120,464.00 $0.00
Budget Analysis 499 $117,824.00 $0.00
Program Management 474 $140,751.00 $0.00
Grants Management 460 $117,307.00 $0.00
General Engineering 455 $155,369.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 447 $145,705.00 $0.00
Emergency Management Specialist 391 $118,258.00 $0.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 385 $54,660.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 385 $41,686.00 $0.00
Pharmacology 365 $139,691.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 342 $45,751.00 $0.00
Paralegal Specialist 330 $75,647.00 $0.00
Trade Specialist 308 $119,674.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 307 $90,204.00 $0.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 276 $84,146.00 $0.00
Computer Engineering 254 $139,936.00 $0.00
Social Work 240 $95,730.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 233 $122,914.00 $0.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 224 $115,600.00 $0.00
Astronomy And Space Science 206 $144,357.00 $0.00
Archives Technician 205 $78,564.00 $0.00
Microbiology 186 $124,834.00 $0.00
Secretary 181 $64,441.00 $0.00
Medical Technologist 178 $88,144.00 $0.00
Electronics Technical 176 $116,960.00 $0.00
Building Management 163 $99,003.00 $0.00
Public Affairs 151 $118,218.00 $0.00
Administration And Office Support Student Trainee 150 $35,391.00 $0.00
Audiovisual Production 144 $109,297.00 $0.00
Archivist 137 $103,761.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing 136 $115,656.00 $0.00
Civil Engineering 132 $98,842.00 $0.00
Passport And Visa Examining 131 $87,168.00 $0.00
Correctional Institution Administration 130 $127,054.00 $0.00
Transportation Specialist 122 $138,911.00 $0.00
Health System Specialist 119 $124,663.00 $0.00
Meteorology 118 $120,794.00 $0.00
Biological Science Technician 117 $52,394.00 $0.00
Park Ranger 117 $86,803.00 $0.00
Technical Information Services 113 $111,736.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 111 $135,786.00 $0.00
Veterinary Medical Science 107 $129,104.00 $0.00
Museum Curator 105 $120,641.00 $0.00
Legal Assistance 102 $62,076.00 $0.00
Auditing 101 $118,015.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 75 occupations held by the approximately 89,216 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 8,732 $90,006.00 $0.00
National Institutes Of Health 8,173 $106,464.00 $0.00
Food And Drug Administration 6,843 $124,031.00 $0.00
Department Of State 5,980 $116,582.00 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 5,061 $119,458.00 $0.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,971 $113,491.00 $0.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,306 $111,011.00 $0.00
U.s. Census Bureau 2,990 $102,475.00 $0.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 2,969 $115,020.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,961 $129,305.00 $0.00
Customs And Border Protection 2,960 $118,962.00 $0.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,007 $127,547.00 $0.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,006 $136,778.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,735 $78,954.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,443 $136,211.00 $0.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,314 $126,474.00 $0.00
Smithsonian Institution (Except Units Administered Under Separate Boards Of Trustees) 1,210 $90,228.00 $0.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,138 $115,997.00 $0.00
Cybersecurity And Infrastructure Security Agency 1,064 $124,150.00 $0.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1,041 $125,398.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 932 $115,455.00 $0.00
Department Of Energy 922 $136,576.00 $0.00
Federal Communications Commission 872 $147,004.00 $0.00
Departmental Offices 854 $129,138.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 766 $125,448.00 $0.00
Office Of Personnel Management 765 $111,971.00 $0.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 748 $99,065.00 $0.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 714 $119,135.00 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 683 $110,055.00 $0.00
U.s. Agency For Global Media 657 $110,193.00 $0.00
U.s. Coast Guard 642 $121,817.00 $0.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 557 $137,362.00 $0.00
U.s. Agency For International Development 545 $127,229.00 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 467 $153,807.00 $0.00
Health Resources And Services Administration 459 $113,205.00 $0.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service 435 $114,588.00 $0.00
Administration For Children And Families 430 $115,441.00 $0.00
Headquarters, Nasa 421 $144,143.00 $0.00
Office Of The Director 420 $100,542.00 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 420 $120,374.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner 386 $125,659.00 $0.00
U.s. Secret Service 369 $110,913.00 $0.00
Office Of Management And Budget 359 $128,520.00 $0.00
National Archives And Records Administration 342 $91,163.00 $0.00
National Gallery Of Art 324 $68,859.00 $0.00
International Trade Administration 308 $119,674.00 $0.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 278 $106,228.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 273 $115,589.00 $0.00
Federal Highway Administration 254 $118,877.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 250 $125,910.00 $0.00
Federal Student Aid 224 $118,090.00 $0.00
Forest Service 223 $117,449.00 $0.00
Office Of Gsa It 216 $133,497.00 $0.00
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration 206 $125,187.00 $0.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 203 $127,770.00 $0.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 194 $146,897.00 $0.00
Pretrial Services Agency 191 $104,411.00 $0.00
National Labor Relations Board 186 $143,273.00 $0.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 177 $130,284.00 $0.00
Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives 162 $121,582.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation 157 $108,819.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 155 $137,768.00 $0.00
Economic Research Service 151 $132,172.00 $0.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 149 $144,666.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Public And Indian Housing 138 $133,583.00 $0.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 138 $121,008.00 $0.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $137,596.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 136 $115,656.00 $0.00
U.s. Marshals Service 135 $120,701.00 $0.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 128 $137,646.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development 128 $125,549.00 $0.00
Office Of Justice Programs 126 $122,659.00 $0.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 124 $142,096.00 $0.00
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration 118 $120,794.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 117 $118,725.00 $0.00
National Park Service 117 $86,803.00 $0.00
Agricultural Research Service 117 $52,394.00 $0.00
Geological Survey 104 $117,873.00 $0.00
Education-Office Of Finance And Operations 103 $128,640.00 $0.00

There are 79 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 89,216 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within the Washington DC pay area. The average federal employee in the Washington DC lcality earns $115,940 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 8,732 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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