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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2013

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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.

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 18.68% 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$21,129$21,835$22,537$23,236$23,939$24,352$25,046$25,746$25,774$26,429
GS-2$23,756$24,321$25,107$25,774$26,063$26,830$27,597$28,363$29,130$29,897
GS-3$25,920$26,784$27,648$28,512$29,376$30,240$31,104$31,968$32,832$33,696
GS-4$29,098$30,068$31,037$32,007$32,976$33,946$34,916$35,885$36,855$37,825
GS-5$32,555$33,640$34,725$35,809$36,894$37,979$39,064$40,148$41,233$42,318
GS-6$36,289$37,498$38,707$39,917$41,126$42,336$43,545$44,754$45,964$47,173
GS-7$40,326$41,671$43,016$44,360$45,705$47,049$48,394$49,739$51,083$52,428
GS-8$44,660$46,149$47,637$49,125$50,613$52,102$53,590$55,078$56,566$58,055
GS-9$49,327$50,971$52,614$54,258$55,902$57,546$59,189$60,833$62,477$64,120
GS-10$54,321$56,132$57,943$59,754$61,565$63,376$65,187$66,998$68,809$70,621
GS-11$59,681$61,670$63,659$65,648$67,637$69,626$71,615$73,604$75,593$77,582
GS-12$71,533$73,917$76,302$78,686$81,070$83,455$85,839$88,223$90,607$92,992
GS-13$85,063$87,898$90,733$93,568$96,404$99,239$102,074$104,910$107,745$110,580
GS-14$100,518$103,869$107,219$110,569$113,920$117,270$120,620$123,971$127,321$130,671
GS-15$118,239$122,180$126,121$130,063$134,004$137,945$141,887$145,828$149,769$153,711

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

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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 18.55% 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$21,105$21,811$22,513$23,211$23,913$24,325$25,019$25,718$25,746$26,400
GS-2$23,730$24,294$25,079$25,746$26,035$26,801$27,566$28,332$29,098$29,864
GS-3$25,891$26,754$27,617$28,480$29,343$30,207$31,070$31,933$32,796$33,659
GS-4$29,066$30,035$31,003$31,972$32,940$33,909$34,877$35,846$36,815$37,783
GS-5$32,519$33,603$34,687$35,770$36,854$37,937$39,021$40,104$41,188$42,271
GS-6$36,249$37,457$38,665$39,873$41,081$42,289$43,497$44,705$45,913$47,121
GS-7$40,282$41,625$42,968$44,312$45,655$46,998$48,341$49,684$51,027$52,371
GS-8$44,612$46,098$47,585$49,071$50,558$52,045$53,531$55,018$56,504$57,991
GS-9$49,273$50,915$52,557$54,199$55,841$57,483$59,124$60,766$62,408$64,050
GS-10$54,262$56,071$57,880$59,689$61,498$63,307$65,116$66,925$68,734$70,543
GS-11$59,615$61,602$63,589$65,576$67,563$69,550$71,537$73,524$75,510$77,497
GS-12$71,455$73,836$76,218$78,600$80,982$83,363$85,745$88,127$90,508$92,890
GS-13$84,970$87,802$90,634$93,466$96,298$99,130$101,962$104,795$107,627$110,459
GS-14$100,408$103,755$107,102$110,448$113,795$117,142$120,488$123,835$127,182$130,528
GS-15$118,109$122,046$125,983$129,920$133,857$137,794$141,731$145,668$149,605$153,542

The Cincinnati locality pay rate also applies to Cincinnati, Montgomery, 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 17.16% 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$20,858$21,555$22,249$22,939$23,632$24,040$24,725$25,417$25,444$26,090
GS-2$23,452$24,010$24,785$25,444$25,730$26,486$27,243$28,000$28,757$29,514
GS-3$25,588$26,441$27,294$28,147$28,999$29,852$30,705$31,558$32,411$33,264
GS-4$28,725$29,682$30,640$31,597$32,554$33,511$34,468$35,426$36,383$37,340
GS-5$32,138$33,209$34,280$35,351$36,422$37,492$38,563$39,634$40,705$41,776
GS-6$35,824$37,018$38,212$39,406$40,599$41,793$42,987$44,181$45,375$46,569
GS-7$39,810$41,137$42,465$43,792$45,119$46,447$47,774$49,102$50,429$51,757
GS-8$44,088$45,558$47,027$48,496$49,965$51,434$52,904$54,373$55,842$57,311
GS-9$48,695$50,318$51,941$53,563$55,186$56,809$58,431$60,054$61,677$63,299
GS-10$53,625$55,413$57,201$58,989$60,777$62,565$64,352$66,140$67,928$69,716
GS-11$58,916$60,880$62,843$64,807$66,771$68,734$70,698$72,661$74,625$76,589
GS-12$70,617$72,971$75,325$77,678$80,032$82,386$84,739$87,093$89,447$91,801
GS-13$83,973$86,772$89,571$92,370$95,169$97,968$100,767$103,566$106,365$109,164
GS-14$99,231$102,538$105,846$109,153$112,461$115,768$119,076$122,383$125,690$128,998
GS-15$116,724$120,615$124,506$128,397$132,288$136,179$140,069$143,960$147,851$151,742

The Columbus locality pay rate also applies to Columbus, 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 16.37% 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$20,717$21,410$22,099$22,784$23,473$23,878$24,559$25,245$25,272$25,914
GS-2$23,294$23,848$24,618$25,272$25,556$26,308$27,060$27,811$28,563$29,315
GS-3$25,415$26,262$27,110$27,957$28,804$29,651$30,498$31,345$32,193$33,040
GS-4$28,532$29,482$30,433$31,384$32,335$33,285$34,236$35,187$36,138$37,088
GS-5$31,921$32,985$34,049$35,112$36,176$37,240$38,303$39,367$40,430$41,494
GS-6$35,582$36,768$37,954$39,140$40,326$41,512$42,697$43,883$45,069$46,255
GS-7$39,541$40,860$42,178$43,497$44,815$46,134$47,452$48,771$50,089$51,408
GS-8$43,791$45,250$46,710$48,169$49,628$51,088$52,547$54,006$55,465$56,925
GS-9$48,367$49,979$51,590$53,202$54,814$56,425$58,037$59,649$61,261$62,872
GS-10$53,264$55,040$56,815$58,591$60,367$62,143$63,919$65,694$67,470$69,246
GS-11$58,519$60,469$62,420$64,370$66,320$68,271$70,221$72,172$74,122$76,072
GS-12$70,141$72,479$74,817$77,154$79,492$81,830$84,168$86,506$88,844$91,182
GS-13$83,407$86,187$88,967$91,747$94,527$97,307$100,088$102,868$105,648$108,428
GS-14$98,562$101,847$105,132$108,417$111,702$114,988$118,273$121,558$124,843$128,128
GS-15$115,937$119,802$123,666$127,531$131,396$135,260$139,125$142,990$146,854$150,719
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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 16.24% 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$20,694$21,386$22,074$22,759$23,447$23,851$24,531$25,217$25,244$25,885
GS-2$23,268$23,821$24,591$25,244$25,527$26,278$27,029$27,780$28,531$29,282
GS-3$25,387$26,233$27,079$27,925$28,772$29,618$30,464$31,310$32,157$33,003
GS-4$28,500$29,449$30,399$31,349$32,298$33,248$34,198$35,147$36,097$37,047
GS-5$31,886$32,948$34,011$35,073$36,136$37,198$38,260$39,323$40,385$41,448
GS-6$35,543$36,727$37,912$39,096$40,281$41,465$42,650$43,834$45,019$46,203
GS-7$39,497$40,814$42,131$43,448$44,765$46,082$47,399$48,716$50,033$51,350
GS-8$43,742$45,200$46,658$48,115$49,573$51,031$52,488$53,946$55,403$56,861
GS-9$48,313$49,923$51,533$53,143$54,753$56,362$57,972$59,582$61,192$62,802
GS-10$53,204$54,978$56,752$58,526$60,300$62,073$63,847$65,621$67,395$69,169
GS-11$58,454$60,402$62,350$64,298$66,246$68,195$70,143$72,091$74,039$75,987
GS-12$70,062$72,398$74,733$77,068$79,404$81,739$84,074$86,409$88,745$91,080
GS-13$83,314$86,091$88,868$91,645$94,422$97,199$99,976$102,753$105,530$108,307
GS-14$98,452$101,733$105,015$108,296$111,578$114,859$118,141$121,422$124,703$127,985
GS-15$115,808$119,668$123,528$127,389$131,249$135,109$138,970$142,830$146,690$150,551

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

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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 14.16% (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$20,324$21,003$21,679$22,351$23,027$23,424$24,092$24,766$24,792$25,422
GS-2$22,851$23,395$24,151$24,792$25,071$25,808$26,546$27,283$28,021$28,758
GS-3$24,933$25,764$26,595$27,426$28,257$29,088$29,919$30,750$31,581$32,412
GS-4$27,990$28,922$29,855$30,788$31,720$32,653$33,586$34,519$35,451$36,384
GS-5$31,315$32,359$33,402$34,445$35,489$36,532$37,576$38,619$39,663$40,706
GS-6$34,907$36,070$37,233$38,397$39,560$40,723$41,886$43,050$44,213$45,376
GS-7$38,790$40,084$41,377$42,671$43,964$45,258$46,551$47,844$49,138$50,431
GS-8$42,960$44,391$45,823$47,254$48,686$50,117$51,549$52,981$54,412$55,844
GS-9$47,448$49,029$50,611$52,192$53,773$55,354$56,935$58,516$60,097$61,678
GS-10$52,252$53,994$55,736$57,478$59,221$60,963$62,705$64,447$66,189$67,931
GS-11$57,408$59,321$61,234$63,148$65,061$66,974$68,888$70,801$72,714$74,628
GS-12$68,809$71,102$73,396$75,689$77,983$80,276$82,570$84,863$87,157$89,450
GS-13$81,823$84,550$87,278$90,005$92,732$95,459$98,187$100,914$103,641$106,369
GS-14$96,690$99,913$103,136$106,358$109,581$112,804$116,027$119,249$122,472$125,695
GS-15$113,735$117,527$121,318$125,109$128,900$132,692$136,483$140,274$144,065$147,857

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 $155,500, 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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