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Virginia Government Pay Charts Virginia General Schedule Payscales

4,021 federal employees †
$91,859 average yearly pay
+1% salary raise this year

Federal employees in Virginia are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover Virginia in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Virginia include Richmond, 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.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Naval Air Station Ocean   Navy Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story   Navy Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex   Navy Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Richmond   Civilian Unknown Richmond 18.79%
Newport News   Civilian Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Alexandria   Civilian Unknown Washington DC 28.22%
Joint Bases Langley-Eustis   Air Force Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Norfolk Naval Shipyard   Navy Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Radford Army Ammunition Plant   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Warrenton Training Center   Army 14 Washington DC 28.22%
Fort Pickett   Army Unknown Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Fort Ambrose Powell Hill   Army Unknown Richmond 18.79%
Marine Corps Base Quantico   Marines 32 Washington DC 28.22%
Joint Base Myer-Herderson Hall   Army 5,075 Washington DC 28.22%
Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island   Navy 286 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown   Navy 146 Rest of U.S. 15.37%
Fort Belvoir   Army 2 Washington DC 28.22%
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division   Navy Unknown Washington DC 28.22%
Fort Lee   Army Unknown Richmond 18.79%

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
Management And Program Analysis 854 $109,658.00 $460.00
Information Technology Management 784 $115,032.00 $179.00
Miscellaneous Administration And Program 351 $101,350.00 $156.00
General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 305 $110,075.00 $866.00
Veterans Claims Examining 244 $69,587.00 $52.00
Environmental Protection Specialist 229 $116,335.00 $1,564.00
Medical Support Assistance 226 $39,813.00 $39.00
Contact Representative 195 $47,686.00 $0.00
General Attorney 182 $87,322.00 $119.00
Practical Nurse 170 $49,734.00 $6.00
Nursing Assistant 140 $37,386.00 $4.00
Civil Engineering 122 $94,540.00 $144.00
General Physical Science 110 $113,050.00 $128.00
Social Work 109 $72,374.00 $0.00

This table lists the top fourteen occupations held by the approximately 4,021 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 973 $113,858.00 $261.00
Veterans Health Administration 645 $49,827.00 $12.00
Environmental Protection Agency 551 $116,744.00 $1,588.00
Customs And Border Protection 425 $109,333.00 $273.00
National Science Foundation 332 $93,224.00 $1.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 244 $69,587.00 $52.00
Internal Revenue Service 195 $47,686.00 $0.00
Social Security Administration 182 $87,322.00 $119.00
U.s. Marshals Service 129 $112,057.00 $0.00
Federal Highway Administration 122 $94,540.00 $144.00
U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service 113 $108,561.00 $171.00
Geological Survey 110 $113,050.00 $128.00

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.

Distribution of GS Employees in Virginia

There are approximately 4,021 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Virginia. The average federal employee in Virginia earns $91,859 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $322.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Virginia is Management And Program Analysis. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Virginia is the Nat Protection And Programs Directorate, which has total of 973 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.

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