Federal Wage System (FWS) Payscales in Maryland for 2023
The Federal Wage System (FWS) is a pay scale system that applies to blue-collar Federal government workers. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of local labor unions, establishes hourly FWS pay tables for every major Government facility in the United States.
Similar to the white-collar GS Payscale, an employee's pay under the FWS is determined by their pay grade (determined by their job title and seniority) and pay step (determined by how long they have worked in that position).
Maryland has one or more government installations with FWS pay tables, which are listed below. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a FWS employee in Maryland, see our FWS Pay Calculator.
|Main Department||Installation||Area||Main Department Name|
|Aberdeen Proving Ground||Baltimore||Department of Defense|
|Letterkenny Army Depot||Hagerstown-Martinsburg-Chambersburg||Department of Defense|
|Fort George G Meade||Anne Arundel||Department of Defense|
|Naval Air Station, Patuxent River||Charles-St. Mary's||Department of Defense|
|Fort Detrick||Frederick||Department of Defense|
|Aberdeen Proving Ground||Harford||Department of Defense|
|Joint Base Andrews||Montgomery - Prince George's||Department of Defense|