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Maryland Government Pay Charts Maryland General Schedule Payscales

39,444 federal employees †
$115,150 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 7,917 $132,734.00 $0.00
Management And Program Analysis 5,158 $119,955.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 3,803 $118,092.00 $0.00
General Health Science 3,360 $132,957.00 $0.00
Social Insurance Administration 1,579 $95,580.00 $0.00
Health Insurance Administration 1,512 $127,560.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 1,372 $54,825.00 $0.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1,317 $121,332.00 $0.00
Statistics 1,283 $118,209.00 $0.00
Public Health Program Specialist 836 $125,807.00 $0.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 834 $67,142.00 $0.00
Contracting 811 $120,393.00 $0.00
Administrative Officer 735 $111,188.00 $0.00
Chemistry 716 $133,693.00 $0.00
Aerospace Engineering 616 $145,934.00 $0.00
Consumer Safety 612 $133,872.00 $0.00
Mathematical Statistics 517 $130,274.00 $0.00
Human Resources Management 487 $111,028.00 $0.00
Financial Administration And Program 444 $122,151.00 $0.00
Grants Management 424 $118,931.00 $0.00
Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 397 $59,035.00 $0.00
General Attorney 384 $113,972.00 $0.00
General Engineering 378 $132,986.00 $0.00
Claims Assistance And Examining 355 $56,749.00 $0.00
Pharmacology 317 $147,209.00 $0.00
Nurse 278 $100,051.00 $0.00
Computer Engineering 263 $141,995.00 $0.00
Electronics Engineering 237 $142,289.00 $0.00
Pharmacist 218 $129,118.00 $0.00
Astronomy And Space Science 210 $149,800.00 $0.00
Archives Technician 196 $84,750.00 $0.00
Social Science 192 $104,956.00 $0.00
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 171 $118,651.00 $0.00
Microbiology 151 $133,846.00 $0.00
Technical Information Services 145 $108,535.00 $0.00
Nursing Assistant 144 $43,477.00 $0.00
Archivist 138 $106,107.00 $0.00
Budget Analysis 132 $125,762.00 $0.00
Medical Support Assistance 128 $50,452.00 $0.00
Social Work 127 $100,440.00 $0.00
Geography 118 $105,951.00 $0.00
Meteorology 113 $126,299.00 $0.00
General Physical Science 110 $150,540.00 $0.00
Biological Science Technician 107 $56,530.00 $0.00
Veterinary Medical Science 102 $133,111.00 $0.00

This table lists the top 45 occupations held by the approximately 39,444 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
Social Security Administration 8,630 $91,799.00 $0.00
National Institutes Of Health 8,020 $113,871.00 $0.00
Food And Drug Administration 6,804 $126,876.00 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 3,395 $116,471.00 $0.00
U.s. Census Bureau 3,278 $106,533.00 $0.00
Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services 2,997 $120,855.00 $0.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2,134 $141,115.00 $0.00
Health Resources And Services Administration 1,189 $124,740.00 $0.00
Citizenship And Immigration Services 1,133 $137,311.00 $0.00
Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service 486 $117,215.00 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 399 $64,790.00 $0.00
National Archives And Records Administration 334 $95,429.00 $0.00
Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration 173 $127,615.00 $0.00
Office Of The Secretary Of Health And Human Services 135 $135,397.00 $0.00
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention 117 $124,291.00 $0.00
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration 113 $126,299.00 $0.00
Agricultural Research Service 107 $56,530.00 $0.00

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 39,444 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Maryland. The average federal employee in Maryland earns $115,150 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 Maryland is Information Technology Management. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Maryland is the Social Security Administration, which has total of 8,630 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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