Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2008

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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.

Ohio 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 Ohio, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.57% 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$20,041$20,710$21,377$22,040$22,706$23,098$23,756$24,420$24,446$25,071
GS-2$22,532$23,068$23,814$24,446$24,719$25,446$26,172$26,899$27,625$28,352
GS-3$24,585$25,405$26,224$27,043$27,863$28,682$29,502$30,321$31,141$31,960
GS-4$27,600$28,520$29,441$30,361$31,282$32,202$33,123$34,044$34,964$35,885
GS-5$30,879$31,907$32,936$33,965$34,994$36,022$37,051$38,080$39,108$40,137
GS-6$34,420$35,567$36,715$37,862$39,010$40,157$41,305$42,452$43,600$44,747
GS-7$38,250$39,525$40,799$42,074$43,348$44,623$45,897$47,171$48,446$49,720
GS-8$42,360$43,772$45,185$46,597$48,009$49,421$50,833$52,245$53,657$55,069
GS-9$46,787$48,347$49,907$51,467$53,028$54,588$56,148$57,708$59,268$60,828
GS-10$51,524$53,242$54,959$56,677$58,395$60,112$61,830$63,548$65,265$66,983
GS-11$56,608$58,495$60,382$62,269$64,156$66,043$67,930$69,817$71,704$73,591
GS-12$67,848$70,111$72,373$74,635$76,897$79,159$81,421$83,683$85,945$88,207
GS-13$80,682$83,372$86,062$88,752$91,442$94,132$96,822$99,512$102,202$104,892
GS-14$95,341$98,519$101,697$104,875$108,053$111,231$114,409$117,586$120,764$123,942
GS-15$112,150$115,889$119,627$123,366$127,105$130,844$134,582$138,321$142,060$145,799

The Cincinnati locality pay rate also applies to Cincinnati, Montgomery, and other cities within the region.

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CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.53% 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$19,864$20,527$21,187$21,845$22,505$22,893$23,546$24,204$24,230$24,849
GS-2$22,333$22,864$23,603$24,230$24,500$25,221$25,941$26,661$27,381$28,101
GS-3$24,368$25,180$25,992$26,804$27,616$28,429$29,241$30,053$30,865$31,678
GS-4$27,355$28,268$29,180$30,093$31,005$31,918$32,830$33,742$34,655$35,567
GS-5$30,605$31,625$32,645$33,664$34,684$35,704$36,723$37,743$38,763$39,782
GS-6$34,115$35,253$36,390$37,527$38,665$39,802$40,939$42,077$43,214$44,351
GS-7$37,912$39,175$40,438$41,701$42,965$44,228$45,491$46,754$48,017$49,281
GS-8$41,986$43,385$44,785$46,184$47,584$48,983$50,383$51,782$53,182$54,581
GS-9$46,373$47,919$49,466$51,012$52,559$54,105$55,651$57,198$58,744$60,290
GS-10$51,068$52,771$54,473$56,176$57,878$59,581$61,283$62,986$64,688$66,391
GS-11$56,107$57,977$59,847$61,718$63,588$65,458$67,329$69,199$71,069$72,940
GS-12$67,248$69,490$71,732$73,974$76,216$78,458$80,701$82,943$85,185$87,427
GS-13$79,969$82,635$85,301$87,967$90,634$93,300$95,966$98,632$101,298$103,965
GS-14$94,498$97,647$100,797$103,947$107,097$110,247$113,397$116,546$119,696$122,846
GS-15$111,158$114,864$118,569$122,275$125,981$129,686$133,392$137,098$140,803$144,509

The Cleveland locality pay rate also applies to Akron, Cleveland, and other cities within the region.

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.4% 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$19,671$20,328$20,982$21,633$22,287$22,671$23,318$23,970$23,995$24,608
GS-2$22,116$22,643$23,374$23,995$24,263$24,976$25,689$26,402$27,116$27,829
GS-3$24,131$24,936$25,740$26,544$27,349$28,153$28,957$29,762$30,566$31,370
GS-4$27,090$27,994$28,897$29,801$30,704$31,608$32,512$33,415$34,319$35,222
GS-5$30,309$31,318$32,328$33,338$34,348$35,357$36,367$37,377$38,387$39,396
GS-6$33,785$34,911$36,037$37,163$38,290$39,416$40,542$41,669$42,795$43,921
GS-7$37,544$38,795$40,046$41,297$42,548$43,799$45,050$46,301$47,552$48,803
GS-8$41,579$42,965$44,351$45,736$47,122$48,508$49,894$51,280$52,666$54,052
GS-9$45,923$47,455$48,986$50,518$52,049$53,580$55,112$56,643$58,174$59,706
GS-10$50,573$52,259$53,945$55,631$57,317$59,003$60,689$62,375$64,061$65,747
GS-11$55,563$57,415$59,267$61,119$62,971$64,824$66,676$68,528$70,380$72,232
GS-12$66,596$68,816$71,037$73,257$75,477$77,698$79,918$82,138$84,359$86,579
GS-13$79,193$81,834$84,474$87,114$89,755$92,395$95,035$97,676$100,316$102,956
GS-14$93,581$96,701$99,820$102,939$106,058$109,178$112,297$115,416$118,535$121,655
GS-15$110,080$113,750$117,420$121,089$124,759$128,429$132,098$135,768$139,438$143,108

The Columbus locality pay rate also applies to Columbus, and other cities within the region.

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.76% 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$19,562$20,215$20,866$21,513$22,164$22,546$23,188$23,837$23,862$24,471
GS-2$21,994$22,517$23,245$23,862$24,128$24,838$25,547$26,256$26,965$27,674
GS-3$23,997$24,797$25,597$26,397$27,197$27,997$28,797$29,597$30,396$31,196
GS-4$26,940$27,838$28,737$29,636$30,534$31,433$32,331$33,230$34,128$35,027
GS-5$30,141$31,145$32,149$33,153$34,157$35,161$36,165$37,170$38,174$39,178
GS-6$33,597$34,717$35,837$36,957$38,077$39,197$40,317$41,438$42,558$43,678
GS-7$37,336$38,580$39,824$41,068$42,312$43,556$44,800$46,044$47,288$48,532
GS-8$41,348$42,726$44,105$45,483$46,861$48,239$49,618$50,996$52,374$53,752
GS-9$45,669$47,192$48,714$50,237$51,760$53,283$54,806$56,329$57,852$59,375
GS-10$50,292$51,969$53,646$55,322$56,999$58,676$60,352$62,029$63,706$65,382
GS-11$55,255$57,097$58,938$60,780$62,622$64,464$66,306$68,148$69,990$71,832
GS-12$66,227$68,435$70,643$72,851$75,059$77,267$79,475$81,683$83,891$86,099
GS-13$78,754$81,380$84,005$86,631$89,257$91,883$94,508$97,134$99,760$102,385
GS-14$93,062$96,164$99,266$102,368$105,470$108,572$111,674$114,776$117,878$120,980
GS-15$109,470$113,119$116,768$120,418$124,067$127,716$131,366$135,015$138,665$142,314

The Dayton locality pay rate also applies to Dayton, and other cities within the region.

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.54% 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$19,524$20,176$20,826$21,472$22,121$22,503$23,144$23,791$23,816$24,425
GS-2$21,952$22,474$23,200$23,816$24,082$24,790$25,498$26,206$26,913$27,621
GS-3$23,951$24,750$25,548$26,346$27,145$27,943$28,742$29,540$30,338$31,137
GS-4$26,888$27,785$28,682$29,579$30,476$31,373$32,269$33,166$34,063$34,960
GS-5$30,083$31,085$32,087$33,089$34,092$35,094$36,096$37,098$38,101$39,103
GS-6$33,533$34,651$35,769$36,886$38,004$39,122$40,240$41,358$42,476$43,594
GS-7$37,264$38,506$39,748$40,989$42,231$43,473$44,714$45,956$47,197$48,439
GS-8$41,269$42,644$44,020$45,396$46,771$48,147$49,523$50,898$52,274$53,649
GS-9$45,581$47,101$48,621$50,141$51,661$53,181$54,701$56,221$57,741$59,261
GS-10$50,196$51,869$53,543$55,216$56,890$58,563$60,237$61,910$63,583$65,257
GS-11$55,149$56,987$58,825$60,664$62,502$64,341$66,179$68,017$69,856$71,694
GS-12$66,100$68,304$70,507$72,711$74,915$77,119$79,322$81,526$83,730$85,934
GS-13$78,603$81,224$83,844$86,465$89,086$91,706$94,327$96,948$99,568$102,189
GS-14$92,884$95,980$99,076$102,172$105,268$108,364$111,460$114,556$117,652$120,748
GS-15$109,260$112,902$116,544$120,187$123,829$127,472$131,114$134,756$138,399$142,041
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Rest of Ohio

Any federal employees in Ohio 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 12.91% (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$19,247$19,889$20,529$21,166$21,806$22,182$22,815$23,453$23,477$24,077
GS-2$21,639$22,154$22,870$23,477$23,739$24,437$25,135$25,833$26,530$27,228
GS-3$23,611$24,398$25,185$25,972$26,759$27,546$28,333$29,119$29,906$30,693
GS-4$26,506$27,390$28,274$29,158$30,042$30,926$31,810$32,694$33,578$34,462
GS-5$29,655$30,643$31,631$32,619$33,607$34,594$35,582$36,570$37,558$38,546
GS-6$33,056$34,158$35,260$36,362$37,464$38,566$39,668$40,770$41,872$42,974
GS-7$36,734$37,958$39,182$40,406$41,630$42,854$44,078$45,302$46,526$47,750
GS-8$40,681$42,038$43,394$44,750$46,106$47,462$48,818$50,174$51,530$52,886
GS-9$44,933$46,431$47,929$49,427$50,926$52,424$53,922$55,421$56,919$58,417
GS-10$49,482$51,131$52,781$54,431$56,080$57,730$59,379$61,029$62,679$64,328
GS-11$54,364$56,176$57,988$59,801$61,613$63,425$65,237$67,049$68,862$70,674
GS-12$65,159$67,332$69,504$71,676$73,849$76,021$78,194$80,366$82,538$84,711
GS-13$77,484$80,068$82,651$85,235$87,818$90,401$92,985$95,568$98,152$100,735
GS-14$91,562$94,614$97,666$100,718$103,770$106,822$109,874$112,926$115,978$119,030
GS-15$107,705$111,295$114,886$118,476$122,067$125,658$129,248$132,839$136,429$140,020

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Toledo, and other cities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $149,000, 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/2008/ohio