Maryland General Schedule Payscales
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||28.22%|
|Fort Detrick||Army||560||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Naval Academy||Navy||176||Washington DC||28.22%|
|College Park||Civilian||1,662||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Aberdeen Proving Ground||Army||3||Washington DC||28.22%|
|New Carrollton||Civilian||3,098||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Naval Support Facility Indian Head||Navy||2||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Naval Support Activity Bethesda||Navy||10,318||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Fort George Gordon Meade||Army||96||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Joint Base Andrews||Air Force||38||Washington DC||28.22%|
|Naval Air Station Patuxent River||Navy||Unknown||Washington DC||28.22%|
† 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||7,988||$113,489.00||$247.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||4,604||$105,099.00||$238.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||3,376||$100,496.00||$269.00|
|General Health Science||2,821||$126,626.00||$256.00|
|Health Insurance Administration||1,812||$107,816.00||$293.00|
|Social Insurance Administration||1,790||$82,948.00||$202.00|
|General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences||1,220||$107,492.00||$193.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||850||$45,915.00||$102.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||842||$59,907.00||$169.00|
|Public Health Program Specialist||824||$112,729.00||$150.00|
|Human Resources Management||511||$99,297.00||$328.00|
|Claims Assistance And Examining||496||$48,748.00||$105.00|
|Financial Administration And Program||439||$106,600.00||$127.00|
|Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering||213||$97,283.00||$187.00|
|Astronomy And Space Science||179||$141,078.00||$188.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||123||$44,429.00||$1.00|
|Biological Science Technician||121||$47,039.00||$50.00|
|Technical Information Services||114||$104,327.00||$155.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||104||$82,809.00||$246.00|
|General Physical Science||104||$137,016.00||$102.00|
|Health Aid And Technician||101||$48,539.00||$32.00|
This table lists the top 49 occupations held by the approximately 39,792 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||9,359||$78,906.00||$198.00|
|National Institutes Of Health||8,976||$98,503.00||$218.00|
|Food And Drug Administration||6,541||$108,678.00||$169.00|
|U.s. Census Bureau||3,473||$86,125.00||$131.00|
|Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services||3,362||$101,610.00||$257.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||2,988||$105,590.00||$2.00|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||1,959||$127,736.00||$146.00|
|Health Resources And Services Adm||909||$107,186.00||$174.00|
|Animal And Plant Health Inspection Serv||450||$102,374.00||$546.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||448||$54,508.00||$12.00|
|Nat Archives And Records Administration||373||$77,878.00||$61.00|
|Substance Abuse & Mental Health Serv Adm||252||$114,424.00||$112.00|
|Nat Oceanic And Atmospheric Admin||226||$112,227.00||$1,343.00|
|Bureau Of The Fiscal Service||149||$119,564.00||$187.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||121||$47,039.00||$50.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||104||$82,809.00||$246.00|
|Department Of Energy||102||$119,453.00||$203.00|
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.
There are approximately 39,792 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Maryland. The average federal employee in Maryland earns $98,229 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $201.
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 9,359 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.