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District Of Columbia Government Pay Charts District Of Columbia General Schedule Payscales

51,777 federal employees †
$123,157 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

Federal employees in District Of Columbia are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover District Of Columbia in which they work. Localities that cover parts of District Of Columbia include Washington DC and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within District Of Columbia where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Joint Bases Anacostia-Bolling   Navy 98,112 Washington DC 31.53%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

District Of Columbia Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in District Of Columbia, 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 District Of Columbia.

Common Occupations in District Of Columbia

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Management And Program Analysis 11,885 $124,052.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,220 $118,484.00 $0.00
General Attorney 7,737 $148,154.00 $0.00
Information Technology Management 6,018 $133,089.00 $0.00
Foreign Affairs 2,005 $132,287.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 1,438 $129,886.00 $0.00
Contracting 1,172 $122,063.00 $0.00
Security Administration 1,141 $113,362.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 931 $124,138.00 $0.00
Social Science 930 $111,905.00 $0.00
General Arts And Information 830 $105,362.00 $0.00
Economist 789 $125,993.00 $0.00
Security Guard 552 $51,673.00 $0.00
Paralegal Specialist 492 $80,501.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 491 $136,289.00 $0.00
Program Management 486 $145,699.00 $0.00
Budget Analysis 470 $119,894.00 $0.00
Trade Specialist 419 $117,963.00 $0.00
Emergency Management Specialist 405 $122,300.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 337 $128,806.00 $0.00
Administrative Officer 296 $131,471.00 $0.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 279 $87,009.00 $0.00
General Engineering 269 $153,904.00 $0.00
General Health Science 248 $131,971.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 236 $149,859.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 215 $116,952.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 178 $46,428.00 $0.00
Grants Management 169 $127,845.00 $0.00
Secretary 167 $66,796.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 167 $53,275.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 165 $123,766.00 $0.00
Electronics Technical 162 $121,244.00 $0.00
Public Affairs 159 $119,854.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 156 $43,203.00 $0.00
Correctional Institution Administration 155 $129,422.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing 152 $118,437.00 $0.00
Health System Specialist 148 $123,690.00 $0.00
Statistics 142 $124,702.00 $0.00
Passport And Visa Examining 132 $84,969.00 $0.00
Building Management 128 $99,586.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 121 $85,595.00 $0.00
Transportation Specialist 113 $144,116.00 $0.00
Social Work 113 $100,397.00 $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
Museum Curator 107 $122,486.00 $0.00
Education Program 106 $117,356.00 $0.00
Chemistry 104 $126,700.00 $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

This table lists the top 52 occupations held by the approximately 51,777 federal employees working in District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia, as well as average yearly compensation for District Of Columbia based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in District Of Columbia

Agency District Of Columbia Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Department Of State 6,420 $118,598.00 $0.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,439 $118,250.00 $0.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,396 $121,718.00 $0.00
Customs And Border Protection 3,080 $123,079.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,717 $133,232.00 $0.00
U.s. Agency For International Development 2,184 $127,126.00 $0.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,150 $131,784.00 $0.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,416 $129,439.00 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,366 $131,907.00 $0.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,186 $120,099.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,184 $94,885.00 $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
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
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 872 $127,131.00 $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
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
International Trade Administration 316 $123,236.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 316 $117,827.00 $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
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 270 $130,816.00 $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
Office Of Justice Programs 169 $127,845.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 163 $113,394.00 $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
Rural Development 120 $120,747.00 $0.00
Federal Highway Administration 113 $144,116.00 $0.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 112 $109,889.00 $0.00
National Park Service 111 $91,806.00 $0.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 104 $119,817.00 $0.00
Executive Office For U.s. Attorneys And The Offices Of The U.s. Attorneys 104 $87,449.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 102 $145,355.00 $0.00

There are 70 Federal agencies with a significant workforce in District Of Columbia. 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 District Of Columbia

There are approximately 51,777 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $123,157 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 District Of Columbia is Management And Program Analysis. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in District Of Columbia is the Department Of State, which has total of 6,420 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in District Of Columbia 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.

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