Virginia General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Virginia are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover Virginia in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Virginia include Richmond, Virginia Beach, Washington DC and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Virginia 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.
† 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).
Virginia Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Virginia, 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 Virginia.
Common Occupations in Virginia
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Information Technology Management||919||$118,040.00||$235.00|
|Management And Program Analysis||820||$113,793.00||$594.00|
|General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences||300||$114,017.00||$859.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||261||$69,287.00||$38.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||242||$41,535.00||$10.00|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||227||$117,312.00||$1,520.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||158||$116,321.00||$406.00|
|General Physical Science||112||$115,823.00||$177.00|
This table lists the top fifteen occupations held by the approximately 3,989 federal employees working in Virginia, Virginia, as well as average yearly compensation for Virginia based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Virginia
|Agency||Virginia Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Nat Protection And Programs Directorate||1,074||$117,171.00||$330.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||659||$51,647.00||$11.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||516||$119,934.00||$1,588.00|
|Customs And Border Protection||474||$109,487.00||$328.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||261||$69,287.00||$38.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||153||$49,370.00||$0.00|
|Social Security Administration||148||$97,040.00||$131.00|
|U.s. Marshals Service||139||$116,733.00||$84.00|
|Federal Highway Administration||125||$94,856.00||$117.00|
|U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service||121||$110,625.00||$90.00|
|Office Of The Secretary Of The Interior||107||$110,632.00||$454.00|
There are twelve Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Virginia. 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 3,989 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Virginia. The average federal employee in Virginia earns $95,729 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $383.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Virginia is Information Technology Management. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Virginia is the Nat Protection And Programs Directorate, which has total of 1,074 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Virginia 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.