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Rhode Island Government Pay Charts Rhode Island General Schedule Payscales

370 federal employees †
$69,271 average yearly pay
+5% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Rhode Island are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the two General Schedule localities that cover Rhode Island in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Rhode Island include Boston and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Rhode Island 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 Station Castle Hill   Coast Guard 13 Boston 31.97%
Providence   Civilian 1,231 Boston 31.97%
Station Point Judith   Coast Guard 75 Boston 31.97%

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).

Rhode Island Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island.

Common Occupations in Rhode Island

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Claims Examining 225 $87,991.00 $86.00
Medical Support Assistance 145 $50,551.00 $0.00

This table lists the top two occupations held by the approximately 370 federal employees working in Rhode Island, Rhode Island, as well as average yearly compensation for Rhode Island based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in Rhode Island

Agency Rhode Island Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Veterans Benefits Administration 225 $87,991.00 $86.00
Veterans Health Administration 145 $50,551.00 $0.00

There are two Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island

There are approximately 370 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Rhode Island. The average federal employee in Rhode Island earns $69,271 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $43.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Rhode Island is Veterans Claims Examining. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Rhode Island is the Veterans Benefits Administration, which has total of 225 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Rhode Island 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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