North Carolina General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in North Carolina are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover North Carolina in which they work. Localities that cover parts of North Carolina include Charlotte, Raleigh, Virginia Beach and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within North Carolina 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|
|Seymour Johnson Air Force Base||Air Force||54||Raleigh||21.37%|
|Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City||Coast Guard||270||Virginia Beach||17.94%|
|Winston-Salem||Civilian||Unknown||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Wilmington||Civilian||158||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Military Ocean terminal Sunny Point||Navy||3||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune||Marines||37||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Camp Mackall||Army||Unknown||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|High Point||Civilian||6||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point||Marines||2||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Greensboro||Civilian||403||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
|Asheville||Civilian||1,592||Rest of U.S.||16.5%|
† 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).
North Carolina Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina.
Common Occupations in North Carolina
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Medical Support Assistance||951||$45,598.00||$45.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||587||$77,149.00||$25.00|
|Information Technology Management||260||$117,138.00||$0.00|
|General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences||259||$109,253.00||$2.00|
|Financial Clerical And Assistance||235||$47,324.00||$0.00|
|General Physical Science||231||$124,781.00||$3.00|
|General Health Science||127||$85,167.00||$79.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||104||$115,509.00||$0.00|
This table lists the top eleven occupations held by the approximately 3,500 federal employees working in North Carolina, North Carolina, as well as average yearly compensation for North Carolina based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in North Carolina
|Agency||North Carolina Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||2,059||$54,163.00||$47.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||596||$120,353.00||$1.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||587||$77,149.00||$25.00|
|Social Security Administration||135||$111,322.00||$0.00|
|National Institutes Of Health||123||$100,335.00||$4.00|
There are five Federal agencies with a significant workforce in North Carolina. 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 3,500 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within North Carolina. The average federal employee in North Carolina earns $74,746 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $31.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in North Carolina is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in North Carolina is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 2,059 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in North Carolina 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.