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

50,521 federal employees †
$108,288 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 11,041 $110,336.00 $254.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,945 $105,753.00 $314.00
General Attorney 7,947 $133,795.00 $464.00
Information Technology Management 4,468 $119,170.00 $205.00
Foreign Affairs 2,213 $118,778.00 $34.00
Security Administration 1,375 $102,003.00 $247.00
Contracting 1,128 $108,773.00 $268.00
Economist 1,035 $114,590.00 $287.00
Social Science 932 $97,267.00 $96.00
General Business And Industry 910 $120,145.00 $550.00
General Arts And Information 799 $95,141.00 $558.00
Human Resources Management 669 $104,675.00 $116.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 620 $126,348.00 $1,710.00
Security Guard 581 $46,495.00 $337.00
Paralegal Specialist 474 $72,357.00 $226.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 411 $47,848.00 $82.00
Budget Analysis 405 $104,783.00 $254.00
Secretary 347 $60,551.00 $15.00
Trade Specialist 343 $106,159.00 $121.00
Emergency Management Specialist 330 $109,624.00 $322.00
General Physical Science 310 $112,593.00 $940.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 278 $81,017.00 $952.00
General Engineering 265 $145,125.00 $156.00
Electronics Engineering 259 $138,518.00 $638.00
Program Management 243 $131,700.00 $225.00
Veterans Claims Examining 236 $87,110.00 $105.00
Financial Administration And Program 212 $103,244.00 $211.00
Administrative Officer 209 $129,680.00 $28.00
Building Management 209 $87,443.00 $24.00
Electronics Technical 185 $106,519.00 $313.00
Passport And Visa Examining 169 $76,106.00 $57.00
Public Affairs 162 $109,384.00 $57.00
Statistics 160 $108,697.00 $433.00
Correctional Institution Administration 160 $116,046.00 $410.00
Audiovisual Production 158 $101,055.00 $1,040.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 144 $75,381.00 $2.00
Agricultural Marketing 138 $108,211.00 $1,241.00
Park Ranger 133 $77,595.00 $429.00
Tax Law Specialist 133 $123,688.00 $212.00
Transportation Specialist 132 $125,793.00 $237.00
Social Work 122 $86,299.00 $25.00
Health System Specialist 120 $111,641.00 $161.00
Nursing Assistant 117 $40,255.00 $0.00
General Health Science 116 $102,561.00 $86.00
Administration And Office Support Student Trainee 114 $31,712.00 $16.00
Loan Specialist 112 $121,486.00 $573.00
Legal Assistance 109 $58,521.00 $142.00
Support Services Administration 107 $84,945.00 $57.00
Education Program 107 $106,388.00 $168.00
Medical Support Assistance 107 $41,684.00 $28.00
Grants Management 107 $105,541.00 $154.00
Telecommunications 106 $100,884.00 $22.00
Environmental Engineering 104 $123,708.00 $1,407.00
Museum Curator 104 $114,568.00 $163.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 101 $111,805.00 $1,373.00

This table lists the top 55 occupations held by the approximately 50,521 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 7,431 $97,104.00 $51.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,798 $104,787.00 $316.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,710 $101,671.00 $247.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,843 $121,061.00 $1,560.00
Dhs Headquarters 1,831 $118,325.00 $131.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,489 $108,650.00 $55.00
Customs And Border Protection 1,300 $110,441.00 $133.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,173 $119,026.00 $89.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,169 $83,324.00 $85.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,131 $106,023.00 $275.00
Smithsonian Inst (Exc Sep Brds Of Trust) 1,083 $80,903.00 $191.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 1,057 $103,348.00 $36.00
Ofc Sec Health And Human Services 1,021 $116,314.00 $231.00
Department Of Energy 1,009 $125,962.00 $218.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 989 $118,397.00 $150.00
Departmental Offices 983 $116,315.00 $247.00
Federal Communications Commission 939 $136,895.00 $949.00
Office Of Personnel Management 848 $104,201.00 $47.00
Federal Acquisition Service 810 $115,693.00 $53.00
Public Buildings Service 733 $100,337.00 $47.00
Broadcasting Board Of Governors 675 $100,880.00 $989.00
U.s. Agency For International Dev 655 $112,622.00 $250.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 635 $95,561.00 $142.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 591 $106,837.00 $64.00
Federal Trade Commission 570 $120,513.00 $1,058.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 554 $127,772.00 $1,200.00
Board Of Veterans Appeals 469 $105,939.00 $101.00
Administration For Children And Families 440 $104,390.00 $126.00
Office Of The Director 427 $91,215.00 $41.00
Headquarters, Nasa 427 $133,907.00 $52.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 397 $105,072.00 $224.00
Asst Sec For Housing--Fed Housing Cmsnr 393 $115,538.00 $569.00
Office Of Management And Budget 388 $115,055.00 $36.00
International Trade Administration 343 $106,159.00 $121.00
National Gallery Of Art 330 $67,783.00 $1,166.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 306 $98,613.00 $457.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 302 $114,144.00 $239.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 290 $110,690.00 $235.00
U.s. Secret Service 261 $99,527.00 $1,413.00
Federal Student Aid 257 $108,895.00 $187.00
National Park Service 233 $85,481.00 $528.00
Office Of Justice Programs 224 $110,428.00 $169.00
Small Business Administration 213 $106,393.00 $32.00
National Labor Relations Board 212 $132,581.00 $0.00
Office Of Gsa It 211 $123,895.00 $65.00
Pretrial Services Agency 201 $95,390.00 $124.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 201 $136,005.00 $300.00
Forest Service 201 $106,592.00 $352.00
Economic Research Service 186 $118,520.00 $547.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 177 $111,612.00 $372.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 160 $108,697.00 $433.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 157 $121,056.00 $313.00
Ofc Of Sec Of Transportation 157 $99,250.00 $110.00
Asst Sec For Pub And Indian Housing 155 $121,690.00 $473.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 153 $137,933.00 $563.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 148 $128,022.00 $150.00
Asst Sec For Cmnty Plan And Development 145 $112,609.00 $615.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 138 $108,211.00 $1,241.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $128,307.00 $261.00
Nat Protection And Programs Directorate 132 $93,504.00 $97.00
Federal Highway Administration 132 $125,793.00 $237.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 131 $132,059.00 $544.00
Technology Transformation Service 124 $121,194.00 $38.00
Export-Import Bank Of The United States 112 $121,486.00 $573.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 109 $101,332.00 $208.00
Ofc Of Elem And Sec Ed 107 $106,388.00 $168.00
Exec Ofc Us Attorney And Off Us Attorney 107 $76,485.00 $258.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 101 $134,742.00 $0.00

There are 68 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 50,521 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $108,288 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $320.

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 7,431 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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