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Maryland Government Pay Charts Maryland General Schedule Payscales

39,559 federal employees †
$103,749 average yearly pay
+1% 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
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore   Coast Guard 4,178 Washington DC 29.32%
Fort Detrick   Army 560 Washington DC 29.32%
Rockville   Civilian 8,219 Washington DC 29.32%
Naval Academy   Navy 176 Washington DC 29.32%
College Park   Civilian 1,662 Washington DC 29.32%
Greenbelt   Civilian 2,784 Washington DC 29.32%
Hyattsville   Civilian 1,128 Washington DC 29.32%
Aberdeen Proving Ground   Army 3 Washington DC 29.32%
New Carrollton   Civilian 3,098 Washington DC 29.32%
Naval Support Facility Indian Head   Navy 2 Washington DC 29.32%
Naval Support Activity Bethesda   Navy 10,318 Washington DC 29.32%
Fort George Gordon Meade   Army 96 Washington DC 29.32%
Joint Base Andrews   Air Force 38 Washington DC 29.32%
Naval Air Station Patuxent River   Navy Unknown 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).

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 8,074 $119,761.00 $176.00
Management And Program Analysis 4,599 $109,578.00 $320.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 3,355 $104,088.00 $310.00
General Health Science 3,006 $130,289.00 $376.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,703 $86,071.00 $200.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,683 $113,261.00 $312.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,244 $112,187.00 $404.00
Statistics 1,207 $100,034.00 $67.00
Nurse 988 $98,282.00 $322.00
Consumer Safety 893 $120,348.00 $280.00
Contact Representative 858 $55,043.00 $123.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 854 $61,314.00 $164.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 841 $48,896.00 $165.00
Public Health Program Specialist 836 $115,721.00 $204.00
Contracting 813 $109,549.00 $223.00
Chemistry 778 $122,193.00 $306.00
Administrative Officer 699 $98,465.00 $505.00
Aerospace Engineering 580 $139,670.00 $108.00
Mathematical Statistics 534 $117,278.00 $157.00
Financial Administration And Program 452 $112,338.00 $114.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 422 $50,997.00 $116.00
General Attorney 414 $100,193.00 $278.00
Human Resources Management 402 $102,293.00 $260.00
Grants Management 387 $110,241.00 $276.00
Pharmacology 373 $130,663.00 $338.00
Computer Engineering 254 $135,097.00 $110.00
Pharmacist 245 $114,382.00 $90.00
Nursing Assistant 241 $38,630.00 $8.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 237 $106,064.00 $481.00
Archives Technician 232 $70,395.00 $57.00
General Engineering 219 $150,848.00 $141.00
Electronics Engineering 208 $133,562.00 $79.00
Astronomy And Space Science 192 $140,980.00 $171.00
Microbiology 185 $117,560.00 $312.00
Social Science 180 $99,711.00 $250.00
Medical Technologist 176 $84,079.00 $236.00
Archivist 148 $92,664.00 $44.00
Medical Support Assistance 147 $44,903.00 $18.00
Budget Analysis 121 $118,020.00 $556.00
Technical Information Services 120 $107,302.00 $288.00
Meteorology 117 $117,691.00 $1,639.00
Social Work 112 $92,054.00 $50.00
General Physical Science 110 $139,155.00 $50.00
Biological Science Technician 108 $51,338.00 $15.00
Librarian 108 $105,694.00 $219.00
Veterinary Medical Science 104 $123,027.00 $228.00

This table lists the top 46 occupations held by the approximately 39,559 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 8,888 $101,671.00 $340.00
Social Security Administration 8,868 $84,780.00 $210.00
Food And Drug Administration 7,024 $116,602.00 $281.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,359 $87,902.00 $134.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 3,153 $106,994.00 $265.00
Internal Revenue Service 2,937 $109,154.00 $1.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,011 $131,404.00 $122.00
Health Resources And Services Adm 1,042 $114,039.00 $233.00
Veterans Health Administration 500 $53,554.00 $21.00
Nat Archives And Records Administration 485 $95,528.00 $41.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Serv 465 $106,624.00 $846.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Serv Adm 244 $117,563.00 $205.00
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 143 $124,053.00 $415.00
Nat Oceanic And Atmospheric Admin 117 $117,691.00 $1,639.00
Ofc Sec Health And Human Services 112 $126,228.00 $74.00
Agricultural Research Service 108 $51,338.00 $15.00
Department Of Energy 103 $125,198.00 $160.00

There are seventeen 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 39,559 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Maryland. The average federal employee in Maryland earns $103,749 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $252.

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 8,888 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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