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

51,237 federal employees †
$124,434 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 11,981 $125,348.00 $535.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,054 $119,929.00 $576.00
General Attorney 7,909 $149,612.00 $745.00
Information Technology Management 5,940 $134,419.00 $491.00
Foreign Affairs 2,152 $132,250.00 $141.00
General Business And Industry 1,469 $130,992.00 $868.00
Security Administration 1,075 $114,836.00 $360.00
Social Science 938 $113,426.00 $543.00
Economist 817 $126,196.00 $727.00
General Arts And Information 810 $108,166.00 $524.00
Contracting 808 $120,606.00 $300.00
Human Resources Management 787 $125,746.00 $382.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 586 $132,538.00 $2,498.00
Paralegal Specialist 516 $81,271.00 $391.00
Security Guard 504 $53,080.00 $1,330.00
Program Management 476 $147,959.00 $340.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 463 $117,851.00 $2,197.00
Emergency Management Specialist 422 $124,367.00 $982.00
Trade Specialist 420 $120,790.00 $1,196.00
Budget Analysis 370 $120,591.00 $536.00
General Physical Science 365 $128,573.00 $1,551.00
General Engineering 277 $155,396.00 $276.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 274 $88,166.00 $1,175.00
Electronics Engineering 230 $152,740.00 $936.00
Medical Support Assistance 196 $47,907.00 $152.00
Public Affairs 185 $124,405.00 $138.00
Grants Management 170 $131,084.00 $1,175.00
Administrative Officer 169 $141,243.00 $95.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 168 $54,156.00 $234.00
Agricultural Marketing 164 $115,629.00 $1,258.00
Correctional Institution Administration 160 $129,822.00 $229.00
Nursing Assistant 157 $43,880.00 $52.00
Electronics Technical 156 $122,725.00 $464.00
Secretary 151 $66,537.00 $9.00
Statistics 147 $126,067.00 $1,585.00
Passport And Visa Examining 141 $84,978.00 $65.00
Social Work 132 $100,578.00 $27.00
Building Management 132 $98,744.00 $67.00
Health System Specialist 131 $125,604.00 $207.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 127 $85,191.00 $318.00
General Health Science 126 $120,939.00 $275.00
Environmental Engineering 122 $135,544.00 $2,288.00
Financial Administration And Program 116 $110,319.00 $756.00
Transportation Specialist 112 $147,109.00 $815.00
Auditing 110 $122,772.00 $1,153.00
Chemistry 109 $127,375.00 $57.00
Support Services Administration 106 $102,346.00 $267.00
International Relations 104 $121,428.00 $420.00
Museum Curator 102 $124,712.00 $701.00
Public Health Program Specialist 101 $117,461.00 $441.00

This table lists the top 50 occupations held by the approximately 51,237 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 6,602 $118,250.00 $175.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,486 $122,627.00 $535.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,360 $117,685.00 $556.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3,187 $132,990.00 $2,424.00
Customs And Border Protection 3,060 $124,601.00 $280.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,162 $132,971.00 $274.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,408 $132,643.00 $126.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,372 $133,379.00 $439.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,243 $121,543.00 $843.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 1,188 $128,158.00 $428.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,147 $95,703.00 $170.00
Smithsonian Institution (Except Units Administered Under Separate Boards Of Trustees) 1,124 $96,051.00 $586.00
Departmental Offices 1,004 $133,077.00 $933.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 986 $117,062.00 $383.00
Federal Acquisition Service 910 $131,342.00 $293.00
Department Of Energy 900 $140,403.00 $456.00
Federal Communications Commission 860 $151,672.00 $1,258.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 763 $124,455.00 $207.00
U.s. Agency For International Development 756 $130,079.00 $584.00
Office Of Personnel Management 689 $117,884.00 $434.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 650 $120,803.00 $230.00
Public Buildings Service 622 $114,792.00 $155.00
U.s. Coast Guard 599 $125,881.00 $271.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 575 $144,447.00 $3,505.00
U.s. Agency For Global Media 563 $115,086.00 $556.00
U.s. Secret Service 535 $115,446.00 $595.00
Administration For Children And Families 502 $119,551.00 $353.00
Federal Trade Commission 477 $161,034.00 $46.00
Headquarters, Nasa 450 $147,275.00 $170.00
Office Of Management And Budget 438 $143,793.00 $802.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 412 $124,365.00 $494.00
Assistant Secretary For Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner 387 $132,886.00 $1,613.00
Office Of The Director 386 $108,092.00 $174.00
Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Administration And Management 325 $136,299.00 $294.00
International Trade Administration 314 $123,665.00 $997.00
National Gallery Of Art 279 $72,691.00 $1,818.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 279 $131,194.00 $145.00
Assistant Secretary For Public And Indian Housing 244 $127,741.00 $414.00
Forest Service 232 $124,440.00 $1,450.00
Small Business Administration 219 $119,283.00 $462.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 211 $133,502.00 $1,106.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 207 $109,626.00 $1,279.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 205 $152,764.00 $378.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 193 $133,202.00 $135.00
Office Of Gsa It 192 $141,781.00 $249.00
Pretrial Services Agency 191 $111,221.00 $1,201.00
National Labor Relations Board 185 $152,291.00 $383.00
Federal Student Aid 180 $128,666.00 $148.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 172 $141,009.00 $367.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 172 $145,797.00 $203.00
Office Of Justice Programs 170 $131,084.00 $1,175.00
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development 167 $125,574.00 $1,120.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Agriculture) 167 $126,142.00 $556.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 164 $115,629.00 $1,258.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Transportation 162 $117,002.00 $218.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 157 $141,016.00 $100.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 153 $147,548.00 $1,966.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 151 $114,039.00 $508.00
Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, And Explosives 149 $131,097.00 $477.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 147 $126,067.00 $1,585.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 142 $143,429.00 $720.00
Office Of The Chief Information Officer (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 122 $146,419.00 $320.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 119 $146,164.00 $106.00
Rural Development 116 $119,586.00 $605.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 116 $110,319.00 $756.00
Office Of Elementary And Secondary Education 116 $118,563.00 $291.00
Federal Highway Administration 112 $147,109.00 $815.00
Bureau Of International Labor Affairs 104 $121,428.00 $420.00
Executive Office For U.s. Attorneys And The Offices Of The U.s. Attorneys 100 $88,456.00 $446.00

There are 69 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 51,237 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $124,434 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $613.

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 6,602 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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