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

49,607 federal employees †
$112,667 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 29.32%

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 11,630 $114,413.00 $266.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 8,559 $109,622.00 $262.00
General Attorney 7,450 $139,215.00 $520.00
Information Technology Management 4,759 $122,553.00 $256.00
Foreign Affairs 2,004 $122,707.00 $66.00
Security Administration 1,199 $106,219.00 $135.00
Contracting 1,030 $110,339.00 $81.00
Economist 975 $120,001.00 $410.00
Social Science 945 $101,222.00 $85.00
General Business And Industry 915 $124,761.00 $743.00
General Arts And Information 816 $97,036.00 $151.00
Human Resources Management 749 $111,070.00 $142.00
Security Guard 616 $47,246.00 $119.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 569 $128,479.00 $1,539.00
Paralegal Specialist 493 $74,980.00 $279.00
Emergency Management Specialist 398 $111,294.00 $279.00
Budget Analysis 380 $109,415.00 $281.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 359 $50,770.00 $95.00
Trade Specialist 323 $114,678.00 $174.00
General Physical Science 318 $116,786.00 $1,030.00
Program Management 301 $134,227.00 $237.00
Museum Specialist And Technician 281 $83,076.00 $891.00
General Engineering 268 $147,974.00 $157.00
Electronics Engineering 254 $142,473.00 $693.00
Financial Administration And Program 213 $105,264.00 $332.00
Veterans Claims Examining 202 $90,641.00 $72.00
Secretary 201 $61,609.00 $8.00
Building Management 191 $92,243.00 $32.00
Electronics Technical 182 $110,664.00 $281.00
Administrative Officer 168 $132,083.00 $34.00
Passport And Visa Examining 157 $80,529.00 $142.00
Audiovisual Production 155 $104,669.00 $129.00
Statistics 148 $115,339.00 $361.00
Public Affairs 147 $112,749.00 $148.00
Correctional Institution Administration 147 $118,268.00 $174.00
Medical Support Assistance 135 $44,164.00 $15.00
Transportation Specialist 135 $128,961.00 $348.00
Agricultural Marketing 132 $111,966.00 $1,127.00
Park Ranger 127 $83,887.00 $640.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 126 $80,527.00 $29.00
Grants Management 126 $111,806.00 $225.00
Health System Specialist 123 $117,096.00 $102.00
Nursing Assistant 120 $41,444.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 115 $113,470.00 $1,339.00
Support Services Administration 114 $90,406.00 $166.00
Museum Curator 111 $115,250.00 $110.00
Social Work 110 $91,545.00 $5.00
General Health Science 109 $108,458.00 $0.00
Environmental Engineering 108 $126,587.00 $1,225.00
Legal Assistance 104 $60,385.00 $84.00
Administration And Office Support Student Trainee 104 $34,041.00 $31.00
Loan Specialist 103 $124,322.00 $235.00
Tax Law Specialist 103 $128,780.00 $19.00

This table lists the top 53 occupations held by the approximately 49,607 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 6,660 $100,839.00 $96.00
Federal Bureau Of Investigation 4,897 $108,077.00 $337.00
Offices, Boards And Divisions 4,701 $104,912.00 $176.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2,628 $124,830.00 $1,487.00
Dhs Headquarters 2,062 $120,018.00 $113.00
Customs And Border Protection 1,391 $113,796.00 $315.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,305 $112,655.00 $263.00
Internal Revenue Service 1,290 $123,021.00 $30.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,256 $123,743.00 $138.00
Smithsonian Inst (Exc Sep Brds Of Trust) 1,240 $85,550.00 $126.00
Veterans Health Administration 1,163 $87,718.00 $29.00
Immigration And Customs Enforcement 1,051 $122,216.00 $112.00
Bureau Of Labor Statistics 1,012 $108,293.00 $68.00
Federal Acquisition Service 967 $119,499.00 $72.00
Department Of Energy 944 $130,292.00 $223.00
Federal Communications Commission 903 $140,878.00 $1,108.00
Ofc Sec Health And Human Services 902 $121,066.00 $381.00
Departmental Offices 877 $122,117.00 $307.00
Office Of Personnel Management 814 $106,910.00 $64.00
Public Buildings Service 723 $103,493.00 $44.00
Broadcasting Board Of Governors 673 $104,646.00 $107.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 617 $100,493.00 $124.00
U.s. Agency For International Dev 604 $119,686.00 $276.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 604 $111,374.00 $125.00
Federal Trade Commission 569 $125,045.00 $155.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 553 $132,204.00 $1,918.00
U.s. Coast Guard 541 $116,544.00 $320.00
Office Of The Director 447 $93,492.00 $40.00
Administration For Children And Families 428 $108,890.00 $41.00
Headquarters, Nasa 416 $138,931.00 $81.00
Asst Sec For Housing--Fed Housing Cmsnr 387 $120,102.00 $679.00
Office Of Management And Budget 377 $122,720.00 $104.00
Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology 356 $112,490.00 $140.00
National Gallery Of Art 341 $69,150.00 $916.00
International Trade Administration 323 $114,678.00 $174.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 312 $100,529.00 $423.00
U.s. Secret Service 301 $102,265.00 $327.00
Bureau Of Prisons/federal Prison System 279 $117,665.00 $307.00
Federal Student Aid 267 $110,609.00 $46.00
Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior 258 $115,999.00 $181.00
Office Of Justice Programs 244 $115,726.00 $168.00
Small Business Administration 235 $106,245.00 $246.00
Forest Service 228 $110,456.00 $338.00
Office Of Gsa It 206 $127,364.00 $65.00
Pretrial Services Agency 193 $100,254.00 $184.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Labor) 193 $140,014.00 $291.00
National Labor Relations Board 191 $137,009.00 $0.00
Economic Research Service 178 $122,640.00 $802.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 174 $115,712.00 $340.00
General Counsel (Department Of Veterans Affairs) 164 $125,797.00 $77.00
Ofc Of Sec Of Transportation 151 $103,111.00 $118.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 148 $115,339.00 $361.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 147 $143,229.00 $1,088.00
Asst Sec For Pub And Indian Housing 146 $126,689.00 $397.00
Office Of The Secretary (Department Of Commerce) 137 $134,952.00 $259.00
Office Of The Solicitor (Department Of Interior) 137 $132,796.00 $423.00
Federal Highway Administration 135 $128,961.00 $348.00
Office Of General Counsel (Department Of Housing And Urban Development) 133 $134,529.00 $444.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 132 $111,966.00 $1,127.00
Asst Sec For Cmnty Plan And Development 129 $119,604.00 $731.00
National Park Service 127 $83,887.00 $640.00
Office Of The U.s. Trade Representative 116 $131,906.00 $66.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 110 $100,022.00 $452.00
Office Of The Inspector General (Department Of Homeland Security) 108 $104,326.00 $298.00
Export-Import Bank Of The United States 103 $124,322.00 $235.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 102 $129,479.00 $853.00
Exec Ofc Us Attorney And Off Us Attorney 101 $79,775.00 $441.00

There are 67 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 49,607 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within District Of Columbia. The average federal employee in District Of Columbia earns $112,667 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $309.

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 6,660 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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