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

49,446 federal employees †
$119,778 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 30.48%

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 11,919 $120,978.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,077 $114,843.00 $0.00
General Attorney 7,380 $145,513.00 $0.00
Information Technology Management 5,486 $128,500.00 $0.00
Foreign Affairs 1,919 $129,647.00 $0.00
Security Administration 1,130 $111,072.00 $0.00
Contracting 1,095 $119,496.00 $0.00
General Business And Industry 1,043 $128,447.00 $0.00
Social Science 921 $106,988.00 $0.00
Economist 893 $127,803.00 $0.00
General Arts And Information 789 $102,282.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 700 $118,283.00 $0.00
Security Guard 605 $49,149.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 501 $135,306.00 $0.00
Program Management 474 $140,751.00 $0.00
Emergency Management Specialist 391 $118,258.00 $0.00
Budget Analysis 381 $114,534.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 378 $43,019.00 $0.00
Paralegal Specialist 330 $75,647.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 317 $126,374.00 $0.00
Trade Specialist 308 $119,674.00 $0.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 276 $84,146.00 $0.00
General Engineering 250 $154,284.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 238 $148,463.00 $0.00
Veterans Claims Examining 205 $93,280.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 201 $44,251.00 $0.00
Secretary 181 $64,441.00 $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
Administrative Officer 149 $137,580.00 $0.00
Audiovisual Production 144 $109,297.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 141 $121,905.00 $0.00
Statistics 138 $121,008.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing 136 $115,656.00 $0.00
Passport And Visa Examining 131 $87,168.00 $0.00
Correctional Institution Administration 130 $127,054.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 128 $82,909.00 $0.00
Grants Management 126 $122,659.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 124 $42,906.00 $0.00
Transportation Specialist 122 $138,911.00 $0.00
General Health Science 120 $113,828.00 $0.00
Health System Specialist 119 $124,663.00 $0.00
Social Work 117 $95,421.00 $0.00
Park Ranger 117 $86,803.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 111 $135,786.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 106 $117,426.00 $0.00
Museum Curator 105 $120,641.00 $0.00
Legal Assistance 102 $62,076.00 $0.00
Chemistry 101 $121,287.00 $0.00
Auditing 101 $118,015.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 51 occupations held by the approximately 49,446 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 5,980 $116,582.00 $0.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,971 $113,491.00 $0.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,306 $111,011.00 $0.00
Customs And Border Protection 2,960 $118,962.00 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,571 $131,571.00 $0.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,007 $127,547.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,443 $136,211.00 $0.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,314 $126,474.00 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,255 $126,993.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,210 $91,865.00 $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
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
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
Veterans Benefits Administration 646 $105,034.00 $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
Administration For Children And Families 430 $115,441.00 $0.00
Headquarters, Nasa 421 $144,143.00 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 420 $120,374.00 $0.00
Office Of The Director 420 $100,542.00 $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 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
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
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
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 151 $111,163.00 $0.00
Economic Research Service 151 $132,172.00 $0.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 149 $144,666.00 $0.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 138 $121,008.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Public And Indian Housing 138 $133,583.00 $0.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $137,596.00 $0.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 136 $115,656.00 $0.00
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning And Development 128 $125,549.00 $0.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 128 $137,646.00 $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
Federal Highway Administration 122 $138,911.00 $0.00
Small Business Administration 117 $118,725.00 $0.00
National Park Service 117 $86,803.00 $0.00
Education-Office Of Finance And Operations 103 $128,640.00 $0.00

There are 64 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 49,446 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $119,778 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 5,980 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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