Ohio General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Ohio are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the six General Schedule localities that cover Ohio in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Ohio include Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Pittsburgh and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Ohio 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|
|Wright-Patterson Air Force Base||Air Force||Unknown||Cincinnati||21.35%|
|Coast Guard Marine Safety Center||Coast Guard||3,903||Cleveland||21.69%|
|Toledo||Civilian||281||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).
Ohio Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Ohio, 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 Ohio.
Common Occupations in Ohio
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Medical Support Assistance||873||$44,991.00||$491.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||242||$84,308.00||$74.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||172||$61,431.00||$48.00|
|General Health Science||128||$78,171.00||$954.00|
|Worker's Compensation Claims Examining||121||$99,047.00||$305.00|
This table lists the top fourteen occupations held by the approximately 3,495 federal employees working in Ohio, Ohio, as well as average yearly compensation for Ohio based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Ohio
|Agency||Ohio Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||1,920||$64,740.00||$604.00|
|John Glenn Research Center At Lewis Field||737||$125,595.00||$195.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||414||$72,870.00||$61.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||303||$51,837.00||$3.00|
|Office Of Workers' Compensation Programs||121||$99,047.00||$305.00|
There are five Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Ohio. 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 3,495 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Ohio. The average federal employee in Ohio earns $75,752 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $443.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Ohio is Medical Support Assistance. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Ohio is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,920 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Ohio 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.