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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Virginia for 2007

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Virginia has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Virginia, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.59% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,722$20,380$21,037$21,689$22,345$22,730$23,378$24,031$24,057$24,664
GS-2$22,174$22,700$23,435$24,057$24,325$25,040$25,755$26,470$27,186$27,901
GS-3$24,194$25,000$25,806$26,613$27,419$28,226$29,032$29,838$30,645$31,451
GS-4$27,159$28,064$28,969$29,874$30,779$31,684$32,589$33,493$34,398$35,303
GS-5$30,386$31,399$32,412$33,425$34,437$35,450$36,463$37,476$38,488$39,501
GS-6$33,872$35,001$36,130$37,259$38,388$39,517$40,646$41,775$42,903$44,032
GS-7$37,640$38,895$40,150$41,405$42,659$43,914$45,169$46,423$47,678$48,933
GS-8$41,686$43,075$44,465$45,855$47,245$48,635$50,025$51,415$52,805$54,194
GS-9$46,041$47,576$49,110$50,645$52,180$53,714$55,249$56,783$58,318$59,852
GS-10$50,703$52,393$54,083$55,773$57,463$59,153$60,843$62,533$64,222$65,912
GS-11$55,706$57,564$59,421$61,278$63,135$64,992$66,849$68,706$70,563$72,421
GS-12$66,767$68,993$71,219$73,445$75,671$77,897$80,123$82,349$84,575$86,801
GS-13$79,397$82,044$84,691$87,338$89,985$92,632$95,279$97,926$100,573$103,220
GS-14$93,822$96,950$100,077$103,204$106,331$109,459$112,586$115,713$118,840$121,967
GS-15$110,363$114,042$117,721$121,399$125,078$128,757$132,435$136,114$139,793$143,471

The Washington DC locality pay rate also applies to Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Washington DC GS locality include Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Corps Base, and other facilities within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.41% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$19,026$19,661$20,295$20,924$21,557$21,929$22,554$23,184$23,209$23,795
GS-2$21,392$21,900$22,609$23,209$23,468$24,158$24,848$25,537$26,227$26,917
GS-3$23,341$24,119$24,897$25,675$26,453$27,231$28,009$28,787$29,565$30,343
GS-4$26,202$27,075$27,948$28,821$29,694$30,567$31,440$32,313$33,186$34,059
GS-5$29,315$30,292$31,269$32,246$33,224$34,201$35,178$36,155$37,132$38,109
GS-6$32,678$33,767$34,856$35,945$37,035$38,124$39,213$40,302$41,391$42,480
GS-7$36,314$37,524$38,735$39,945$41,156$42,366$43,576$44,787$45,997$47,208
GS-8$40,216$41,557$42,898$44,239$45,580$46,921$48,262$49,602$50,943$52,284
GS-9$44,419$45,899$47,379$48,860$50,340$51,821$53,301$54,782$56,262$57,743
GS-10$48,916$50,546$52,177$53,807$55,437$57,068$58,698$60,328$61,959$63,589
GS-11$53,743$55,535$57,326$59,118$60,910$62,701$64,493$66,285$68,076$69,868
GS-12$64,414$66,561$68,709$70,856$73,004$75,151$77,299$79,446$81,594$83,741
GS-13$76,599$79,152$81,706$84,260$86,813$89,367$91,920$94,474$97,028$99,581
GS-14$90,515$93,532$96,549$99,566$102,583$105,600$108,617$111,634$114,651$117,668
GS-15$106,473$110,022$113,571$117,120$120,669$124,218$127,767$131,316$134,865$138,414

The Richmond locality pay rate also applies to Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Richmond GS locality include Fort Lee, and other facilities within the region.

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Rest of Virginia

Any federal employees in Virginia who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 12.64% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$18,732$19,357$19,981$20,601$21,224$21,590$22,205$22,825$22,850$23,427
GS-2$21,061$21,562$22,259$22,850$23,105$23,784$24,463$25,142$25,822$26,501
GS-3$22,980$23,746$24,512$25,278$26,043$26,809$27,575$28,341$29,107$29,873
GS-4$25,797$26,656$27,516$28,375$29,235$30,094$30,953$31,813$32,672$33,532
GS-5$28,862$29,824$30,786$31,748$32,710$33,671$34,633$35,595$36,557$37,519
GS-6$32,172$33,245$34,317$35,389$36,462$37,534$38,606$39,679$40,751$41,823
GS-7$35,752$36,944$38,135$39,327$40,519$41,711$42,902$44,094$45,286$46,478
GS-8$39,594$40,914$42,234$43,555$44,875$46,195$47,515$48,835$50,155$51,475
GS-9$43,731$45,189$46,646$48,104$49,562$51,019$52,477$53,934$55,392$56,849
GS-10$48,159$49,764$51,369$52,975$54,580$56,185$57,790$59,395$61,000$62,605
GS-11$52,912$54,675$56,439$58,203$59,967$61,731$63,495$65,259$67,023$68,787
GS-12$63,417$65,532$67,646$69,760$71,874$73,989$76,103$78,217$80,331$82,446
GS-13$75,414$77,928$80,442$82,956$85,470$87,984$90,498$93,012$95,527$98,041
GS-14$89,115$92,085$95,056$98,026$100,996$103,967$106,937$109,907$112,878$115,848
GS-15$104,826$108,320$111,814$115,308$118,803$122,297$125,791$129,285$132,779$136,273

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Blackstone, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Radford, Virginia Beach, Wallops Island, Yorktown, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Fort Pickett, VA Medical Center, Fort Lee, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $145,400, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2007/virginia