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Ohio Government Pay Charts Ohio General Schedule Payscales

3,390 federal employees †
$76,225 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

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
Akron   Civilian 238 Cleveland 22.01%
Brook Park   Civilian 1,488 Cleveland 22.01%
Cincinnati   Civilian 2,935 Cincinnati 21.69%
Coast Guard Marine Safety Center   Coast Guard 3,903 Cleveland 22.01%
Columbus   Civilian 1,309 Columbus 21.8%
Dayton   Civilian 1,296 Dayton 21.14%
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base   Air Force Unknown Cincinnati 21.69%
Toledo   Civilian 281 Rest of U.S. 16.82%

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 887 $46,006.00 $7.00
Aerospace Engineering 344 $129,123.00 $5.00
Nursing Assistant 312 $42,119.00 $0.00
Contact Representative 309 $52,754.00 $0.00
General Engineering 248 $138,781.00 $4.00
Veterans Claims Examining 244 $87,490.00 $13.00
Social Work 224 $84,342.00 $44.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 171 $63,251.00 $1.00
Electrical Engineering 142 $115,973.00 $0.00
Contracting 136 $88,923.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 133 $56,027.00 $8.00
General Health Science 128 $80,264.00 $31.00
Pharmacist 112 $152,737.00 $67.00

This table lists the top thirteen occupations held by the approximately 3,390 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 1,932 $66,223.00 $18.00
John Glenn Research Center At Lewis Field 734 $127,959.00 $3.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 415 $75,371.00 $7.00
Internal Revenue Service 309 $52,754.00 $0.00

There are four 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.

Distribution of GS Employees in Ohio

There are approximately 3,390 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Ohio. The average federal employee in Ohio earns $76,225 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $13.

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 1,932 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.

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