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 2009

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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 18.28% 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$20,746$21,439$22,129$22,816$23,506$23,911$24,593$25,280$25,307$25,955
GS-2$23,326$23,881$24,652$25,307$25,590$26,342$27,094$27,847$28,599$29,351
GS-3$25,450$26,298$27,146$27,995$28,843$29,691$30,539$31,387$32,235$33,083
GS-4$28,572$29,524$30,476$31,428$32,380$33,332$34,285$35,237$36,189$37,141
GS-5$31,966$33,032$34,098$35,163$36,229$37,295$38,361$39,426$40,492$41,558
GS-6$35,632$36,819$38,007$39,194$40,382$41,570$42,757$43,945$45,132$46,320
GS-7$39,597$40,917$42,237$43,557$44,877$46,197$47,517$48,837$50,157$51,477
GS-8$43,852$45,314$46,776$48,238$49,700$51,162$52,624$54,086$55,548$57,010
GS-9$48,434$50,049$51,664$53,278$54,893$56,507$58,122$59,736$61,351$62,965
GS-10$53,338$55,116$56,894$58,672$60,449$62,227$64,005$65,783$67,560$69,338
GS-11$58,601$60,553$62,506$64,459$66,412$68,365$70,317$72,270$74,223$76,176
GS-12$70,238$72,579$74,920$77,260$79,601$81,942$84,283$86,624$88,964$91,305
GS-13$83,523$86,308$89,092$91,876$94,661$97,445$100,229$103,014$105,798$108,582
GS-14$98,699$101,989$105,280$108,570$111,861$115,151$118,442$121,733$125,023$128,314
GS-15$116,099$119,969$123,839$127,709$131,579$135,450$139,320$143,190$147,060$150,930

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 18.16% 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$20,725$21,418$22,107$22,793$23,482$23,887$24,568$25,254$25,282$25,929
GS-2$23,302$23,857$24,627$25,282$25,564$26,315$27,067$27,818$28,570$29,321
GS-3$25,424$26,272$27,119$27,966$28,813$29,661$30,508$31,355$32,202$33,049
GS-4$28,543$29,494$30,445$31,396$32,347$33,299$34,250$35,201$36,152$37,103
GS-5$31,934$32,999$34,063$35,128$36,192$37,257$38,322$39,386$40,451$41,516
GS-6$35,596$36,782$37,968$39,155$40,341$41,527$42,714$43,900$45,086$46,273
GS-7$39,556$40,875$42,194$43,512$44,831$46,150$47,468$48,787$50,106$51,424
GS-8$43,808$45,268$46,729$48,189$49,650$51,110$52,571$54,031$55,491$56,952
GS-9$48,385$49,998$51,611$53,224$54,837$56,450$58,063$59,676$61,288$62,901
GS-10$53,284$55,060$56,836$58,612$60,388$62,164$63,940$65,716$67,492$69,268
GS-11$58,541$60,492$62,443$64,394$66,344$68,295$70,246$72,197$74,148$76,099
GS-12$70,167$72,505$74,844$77,182$79,520$81,859$84,197$86,536$88,874$91,212
GS-13$83,439$86,220$89,002$91,783$94,565$97,346$100,128$102,909$105,691$108,472
GS-14$98,599$101,886$105,173$108,460$111,747$115,035$118,322$121,609$124,896$128,184
GS-15$115,981$119,847$123,714$127,580$131,446$135,312$139,178$143,044$146,911$150,777

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 16.62% 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$20,455$21,139$21,818$22,496$23,176$23,576$24,248$24,925$24,952$25,591
GS-2$22,999$23,546$24,306$24,952$25,231$25,972$26,714$27,456$28,198$28,939
GS-3$25,093$25,929$26,765$27,602$28,438$29,274$30,110$30,946$31,782$32,619
GS-4$28,171$29,110$30,048$30,987$31,926$32,865$33,803$34,742$35,681$36,620
GS-5$31,518$32,568$33,619$34,670$35,721$36,771$37,822$38,873$39,924$40,974
GS-6$35,132$36,303$37,474$38,644$39,815$40,986$42,157$43,328$44,499$45,670
GS-7$39,041$40,342$41,644$42,945$44,247$45,548$46,850$48,151$49,453$50,754
GS-8$43,237$44,678$46,120$47,561$49,003$50,444$51,885$53,327$54,768$56,210
GS-9$47,755$49,347$50,938$52,530$54,122$55,714$57,306$58,898$60,490$62,081
GS-10$52,590$54,343$56,095$57,848$59,601$61,354$63,107$64,859$66,612$68,365
GS-11$57,778$59,704$61,629$63,554$65,480$67,405$69,331$71,256$73,181$75,107
GS-12$69,252$71,560$73,868$76,176$78,484$80,792$83,100$85,408$87,716$90,024
GS-13$82,351$85,096$87,842$90,587$93,332$96,077$98,823$101,568$104,313$107,058
GS-14$97,314$100,558$103,802$107,047$110,291$113,535$116,780$120,024$123,269$126,513
GS-15$114,470$118,285$122,101$125,917$129,733$133,549$137,364$141,180$144,996$148,812

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 15.9% 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$20,329$21,008$21,684$22,357$23,033$23,430$24,098$24,771$24,798$25,433
GS-2$22,857$23,400$24,156$24,798$25,075$25,812$26,549$27,286$28,023$28,761
GS-3$24,938$25,769$26,600$27,431$28,262$29,093$29,924$30,755$31,586$32,417
GS-4$27,997$28,930$29,863$30,796$31,729$32,662$33,595$34,528$35,461$36,394
GS-5$31,323$32,367$33,412$34,456$35,500$36,544$37,589$38,633$39,677$40,721
GS-6$34,915$36,079$37,242$38,406$39,569$40,733$41,897$43,060$44,224$45,388
GS-7$38,800$40,093$41,387$42,680$43,974$45,267$46,561$47,854$49,147$50,441
GS-8$42,970$44,402$45,835$47,267$48,700$50,133$51,565$52,998$54,430$55,863
GS-9$47,460$49,042$50,624$52,206$53,788$55,370$56,952$58,534$60,116$61,698
GS-10$52,265$54,007$55,749$57,491$59,233$60,975$62,717$64,459$66,201$67,943
GS-11$57,421$59,335$61,249$63,162$65,076$66,989$68,903$70,816$72,730$74,643
GS-12$68,825$71,119$73,412$75,706$78,000$80,293$82,587$84,881$87,174$89,468
GS-13$81,843$84,571$87,299$90,028$92,756$95,484$98,213$100,941$103,669$106,397
GS-14$96,713$99,937$103,161$106,386$109,610$112,834$116,059$119,283$122,507$125,732
GS-15$113,763$117,555$121,347$125,140$128,932$132,724$136,516$140,309$144,101$147,893

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 15.86% 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$20,322$21,001$21,676$22,349$23,025$23,422$24,090$24,763$24,789$25,424
GS-2$22,849$23,392$24,148$24,789$25,066$25,803$26,540$27,277$28,014$28,751
GS-3$24,930$25,760$26,591$27,422$28,252$29,083$29,914$30,745$31,575$32,406
GS-4$27,987$28,920$29,852$30,785$31,718$32,651$33,583$34,516$35,449$36,381
GS-5$31,312$32,356$33,400$34,444$35,488$36,532$37,576$38,620$39,664$40,707
GS-6$34,903$36,066$37,229$38,393$39,556$40,719$41,882$43,045$44,209$45,372
GS-7$38,786$40,079$41,372$42,665$43,958$45,251$46,544$47,837$49,130$50,423
GS-8$42,955$44,387$45,819$47,251$48,683$50,115$51,547$52,979$54,411$55,843
GS-9$47,444$49,025$50,606$52,188$53,769$55,351$56,932$58,514$60,095$61,677
GS-10$52,247$53,988$55,730$57,471$59,213$60,954$62,695$64,437$66,178$67,919
GS-11$57,402$59,315$61,227$63,140$65,053$66,966$68,879$70,792$72,704$74,617
GS-12$68,801$71,094$73,387$75,680$77,973$80,265$82,558$84,851$87,144$89,437
GS-13$81,815$84,542$87,269$89,997$92,724$95,451$98,179$100,906$103,633$106,361
GS-14$96,679$99,903$103,126$106,349$109,572$112,796$116,019$119,242$122,465$125,688
GS-15$113,724$117,514$121,305$125,096$128,887$132,678$136,469$140,260$144,051$147,842
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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 13.86% (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$19,971$20,638$21,302$21,964$22,627$23,018$23,674$24,335$24,361$24,985
GS-2$22,454$22,988$23,731$24,361$24,634$25,358$26,082$26,806$27,530$28,254
GS-3$24,499$25,316$26,132$26,948$27,765$28,581$29,398$30,214$31,030$31,847
GS-4$27,504$28,421$29,337$30,254$31,170$32,087$33,003$33,920$34,837$35,753
GS-5$30,772$31,798$32,824$33,849$34,875$35,901$36,927$37,953$38,979$40,005
GS-6$34,300$35,443$36,587$37,730$38,873$40,016$41,159$42,302$43,446$44,589
GS-7$38,117$39,388$40,658$41,929$43,200$44,470$45,741$47,012$48,282$49,553
GS-8$42,214$43,621$45,028$46,436$47,843$49,250$50,657$52,065$53,472$54,879
GS-9$46,625$48,179$49,733$51,287$52,841$54,395$55,950$57,504$59,058$60,612
GS-10$51,345$53,056$54,768$56,479$58,190$59,902$61,613$63,324$65,036$66,747
GS-11$56,411$58,291$60,170$62,050$63,930$65,810$67,690$69,570$71,449$73,329
GS-12$67,613$69,867$72,120$74,373$76,627$78,880$81,133$83,387$85,640$87,893
GS-13$80,402$83,083$85,763$88,443$91,123$93,804$96,484$99,164$101,844$104,525
GS-14$95,010$98,178$101,346$104,513$107,681$110,848$114,016$117,184$120,351$123,519
GS-15$111,760$115,486$119,211$122,937$126,662$130,388$134,113$137,839$141,564$145,290

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 $153,200, 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/2009/ohio