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

49,191 federal employees †
$112,518 average yearly pay
+1% 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 28.22%

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 11,298 $114,134.00 $243.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,430 $109,523.00 $244.00
General Attorney 7,466 $138,988.00 $457.00
Information Technology Management 4,669 $122,638.00 $222.00
Foreign Affairs 2,000 $122,363.00 $64.00
Security Administration 1,194 $106,150.00 $131.00
Contracting 1,016 $110,798.00 $81.00
General Business And Industry 1,014 $122,390.00 $602.00
Economist 978 $119,755.00 $413.00
Social Science 949 $101,199.00 $84.00
General Arts And Information 814 $97,167.00 $134.00
Human Resources Management 755 $111,061.00 $133.00
Security Guard 617 $47,237.00 $104.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 572 $128,421.00 $1,537.00
Paralegal Specialist 491 $74,969.00 $259.00
Emergency Management Specialist 396 $111,556.00 $283.00
Budget Analysis 381 $109,520.00 $267.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 362 $50,723.00 $94.00
Trade Specialist 327 $114,304.00 $160.00
General Physical Science 318 $116,931.00 $1,028.00
Program Management 301 $134,166.00 $164.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 279 $83,233.00 $874.00
General Engineering 269 $147,649.00 $146.00
Electronics Engineering 252 $142,656.00 $698.00
Financial Administration And Program 214 $104,914.00 $285.00
Secretary 203 $61,653.00 $7.00
Veterans Claims Examining 197 $91,480.00 $74.00
Building Management 194 $91,931.00 $35.00
Electronics Technical 184 $110,546.00 $278.00
Administrative Officer 170 $131,868.00 $35.00
Passport And Visa Examining 159 $80,195.00 $131.00
Audiovisual Production 154 $104,696.00 $130.00
Statistics 150 $114,841.00 $128.00
Public Affairs 148 $112,524.00 $140.00
Correctional Institution Administration 147 $118,432.00 $152.00
Transportation Specialist 139 $129,353.00 $384.00
Medical Support Assistance 136 $44,156.00 $35.00
Agricultural Marketing 131 $112,072.00 $1,062.00
Park Ranger 129 $82,377.00 $580.00
Health System Specialist 128 $115,952.00 $100.00
Grants Management 126 $111,621.00 $225.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 125 $80,622.00 $28.00
Nursing Assistant 123 $41,368.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 117 $113,142.00 $1,337.00
Museum Curator 113 $114,925.00 $87.00
Support Services Administration 113 $90,207.00 $158.00
Social Work 110 $91,485.00 $5.00
General Health Science 110 $108,952.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 108 $126,500.00 $1,225.00
Tax Law Specialist 105 $128,639.00 $5.00
Legal Assistance 105 $60,088.00 $74.00
Loan Specialist 104 $124,160.00 $233.00
Administration And Office Support Student Trainee 101 $33,532.00 $27.00

This table lists the top 53 occupations held by the approximately 49,191 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 6,685 $100,698.00 $85.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,908 $108,057.00 $333.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,705 $104,736.00 $106.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,627 $124,852.00 $1,482.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,034 $120,406.00 $109.00
Customs And Border Protection 1,481 $113,630.00 $108.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,300 $112,450.00 $259.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,297 $122,903.00 $14.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,269 $123,699.00 $139.00
Smithsonian Inst (Exc Sep Brds Of Trust) 1,240 $85,535.00 $98.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,172 $87,578.00 $31.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,045 $121,664.00 $95.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 1,014 $108,126.00 $67.00
Federal Acquisition Service 964 $119,180.00 $72.00
Department Of Energy 955 $130,152.00 $199.00
Ofc Sec Health And Human Services 906 $120,985.00 $342.00
Federal Communications Commission 898 $141,147.00 $1,066.00
Departmental Offices 883 $121,800.00 $308.00
Office Of Personnel Management 817 $106,935.00 $58.00
Public Buildings Service 725 $103,366.00 $44.00
Broadcasting Board Of Governors 672 $104,648.00 $107.00
U.s. Agency For International Dev 609 $119,653.00 $242.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 607 $100,830.00 $125.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 606 $111,376.00 $118.00
Federal Trade Commission 569 $124,484.00 $158.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 552 $132,199.00 $1,883.00
Office Of The Director 448 $93,645.00 $39.00
Administration For Children And Families 435 $108,702.00 $40.00
Headquarters, Nasa 413 $138,892.00 $79.00
Asst Sec For Housing--Fed Housing Cmsnr 382 $120,598.00 $631.00
Office Of Management And Budget 364 $122,797.00 $99.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 360 $112,112.00 $127.00
National Gallery Of Art 339 $69,308.00 $918.00
International Trade Administration 327 $114,304.00 $160.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 313 $100,535.00 $423.00
U.s. Secret Service 294 $101,965.00 $321.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 280 $117,722.00 $91.00
Federal Student Aid 269 $110,005.00 $46.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 258 $115,699.00 $148.00
Office Of Justice Programs 244 $115,927.00 $168.00
Small Business Administration 233 $106,091.00 $246.00
Forest Service 223 $109,427.00 $272.00
Office Of Gsa It 207 $127,446.00 $67.00
National Labor Relations Board 196 $137,157.00 $0.00
Pretrial Services Agency 194 $100,266.00 $182.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 191 $140,179.00 $294.00
Economic Research Service 177 $122,843.00 $814.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 173 $115,884.00 $333.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 164 $125,801.00 $77.00
Ofc Of Sec Of Transportation 150 $103,409.00 $115.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 150 $114,841.00 $128.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 149 $142,319.00 $1,074.00
Asst Sec For Pub And Indian Housing 146 $126,323.00 $397.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 142 $133,941.00 $229.00
Federal Highway Administration 139 $129,353.00 $384.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $132,551.00 $336.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 132 $134,490.00 $436.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 131 $112,072.00 $1,062.00
National Park Service 129 $82,377.00 $580.00
Asst Sec For Cmnty Plan And Development 127 $119,154.00 $670.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 111 $99,429.00 $453.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 109 $132,736.00 $55.00
Office Of The Inspector General (Department Of Homeland Security) 108 $104,628.00 $296.00
Export-Import Bank Of The United States 104 $124,160.00 $233.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 103 $129,321.00 $850.00
Exec Ofc Us Attorney And Off Us Attorney 100 $79,900.00 $445.00

There are 66 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 49,191 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $112,518 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $286.

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 6,685 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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