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Maryland Government Pay Charts Maryland General Schedule Payscales

41,055 federal employees †
$117,251 average yearly pay
+2% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Maryland are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover Maryland in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Maryland include Philadelphia, Washington DC and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Maryland 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
Aberdeen Proving Ground   Army 3 Washington DC 31.53%
Naval Academy   Navy 176 Washington DC 31.53%
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore   Coast Guard 4,178 Washington DC 31.53%
College Park   Civilian 1,662 Washington DC 31.53%
Fort Detrick   Army 560 Washington DC 31.53%
Greenbelt   Civilian 2,784 Washington DC 31.53%
Hyattsville   Civilian 1,128 Washington DC 31.53%
Naval Support Facility Indian Head   Navy 2 Washington DC 31.53%
New Carrollton   Civilian 3,098 Washington DC 31.53%
Rockville   Civilian 8,219 Washington DC 31.53%
Fort George Gordon Meade   Army 96 Washington DC 31.53%
Joint Base Andrews   Air Force 38 Washington DC 31.53%
Naval Air Station Patuxent River   Navy Unknown Washington DC 31.53%
Naval Support Activity Bethesda   Navy 10,318 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).

Maryland Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Maryland, 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 Maryland.

Common Occupations in Maryland

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Information Technology Management 8,028 $134,786.00 $366.00
Management And Program Analysis 5,407 $119,883.00 $618.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 3,863 $120,136.00 $669.00
General Health Science 3,572 $134,129.00 $747.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,563 $126,234.00 $310.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,521 $97,919.00 $255.00
Contact Representative 1,411 $55,408.00 $107.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,393 $122,462.00 $676.00
Statistics 1,363 $120,238.00 $262.00
Nurse 1,020 $111,108.00 $580.00
Public Health Program Specialist 896 $125,872.00 $606.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 893 $65,427.00 $164.00
Contracting 806 $121,869.00 $490.00
Administrative Officer 767 $111,762.00 $1,024.00
Aerospace Engineering 629 $146,652.00 $766.00
Consumer Safety 564 $135,242.00 $526.00
Chemistry 545 $132,863.00 $418.00
General Engineering 515 $131,093.00 $702.00
Mathematical Statistics 506 $131,170.00 $584.00
Human Resources Management 463 $118,370.00 $705.00
Grants Management 449 $119,127.00 $957.00
Financial Administration And Program 439 $124,687.00 $348.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 384 $59,416.00 $329.00
General Attorney 365 $117,342.00 $326.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 333 $57,312.00 $147.00
Pharmacology 293 $146,746.00 $574.00
Computer Engineering 263 $143,151.00 $619.00
Electronics Engineering 236 $143,221.00 $822.00
Astronomy And Space Science 214 $150,973.00 $801.00
Archives Technician 191 $87,800.00 $397.00
Pharmacist 188 $132,897.00 $395.00
Social Science 176 $111,225.00 $219.00
Medical Technologist 155 $93,149.00 $837.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 148 $123,929.00 $639.00
Technical Information Services 146 $109,884.00 $522.00
Microbiology 134 $135,650.00 $550.00
Geography 134 $107,949.00 $309.00
Budget Analysis 134 $129,621.00 $1,026.00
Medical Support Assistance 130 $50,680.00 $148.00
Social Work 130 $100,824.00 $121.00
Nursing Assistant 130 $44,098.00 $81.00
Archivist 130 $110,460.00 $485.00
Meteorology 115 $125,079.00 $1,521.00
General Physical Science 108 $151,849.00 $743.00
Veterinary Medical Science 105 $136,866.00 $508.00
Economist 100 $127,651.00 $891.00

This table lists the top 46 occupations held by the approximately 41,055 federal employees working in Maryland, Maryland, as well as average yearly compensation for Maryland based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Maryland

Agency Maryland Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
National Institutes Of Health 9,408 $115,594.00 $835.00
Social Security Administration 8,554 $93,665.00 $258.00
Food And Drug Administration 6,638 $127,454.00 $505.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,521 $110,842.00 $617.00
Internal Revenue Service 3,440 $117,754.00 $175.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 3,035 $122,379.00 $280.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,155 $142,475.00 $777.00
Health Resources And Services Administration 1,241 $125,986.00 $659.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,211 $139,810.00 $415.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service 485 $118,405.00 $1,299.00
National Archives And Records Administration 423 $113,047.00 $376.00
Veterans Health Administration 390 $65,201.00 $117.00
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration 187 $127,331.00 $536.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 131 $134,830.00 $63.00
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention 121 $126,190.00 $119.00
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration 115 $125,079.00 $1,521.00

There are sixteen Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Maryland. 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 Maryland

There are approximately 41,055 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Maryland. The average federal employee in Maryland earns $117,251 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $542.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Maryland is Information Technology Management. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Maryland is the National Institutes Of Health, which has total of 9,408 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Maryland 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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