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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Virginia 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.

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 24.22% 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$22,115$22,854$23,589$24,321$25,056$25,489$26,215$26,948$26,977$27,663
GS-2$24,865$25,456$26,279$26,977$27,280$28,082$28,885$29,687$30,490$31,292
GS-3$27,130$28,034$28,938$29,843$30,747$31,651$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269
GS-4$30,456$31,471$32,486$33,501$34,516$35,531$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590
GS-5$34,075$35,210$36,346$37,481$38,616$39,752$40,887$42,022$43,158$44,293
GS-6$37,983$39,249$40,514$41,780$43,046$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375
GS-7$42,209$43,616$45,024$46,431$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875
GS-8$46,745$48,303$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765
GS-9$51,630$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114
GS-10$56,857$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917
GS-11$62,467$64,548$66,630$68,712$70,794$72,876$74,958$77,040$79,122$81,204
GS-12$74,872$77,368$79,864$82,359$84,855$87,350$89,846$92,341$94,837$97,333
GS-13$89,033$92,001$94,969$97,936$100,904$103,872$106,839$109,807$112,774$115,742
GS-14$105,211$108,717$112,224$115,731$119,238$122,744$126,251$129,758$133,264$136,771
GS-15$123,758$127,883$132,009$136,134$140,259$144,385$148,510$152,635$155,500*$155,500*

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 16.47% 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$20,735$21,428$22,118$22,804$23,493$23,898$24,580$25,267$25,294$25,937
GS-2$23,314$23,868$24,639$25,294$25,578$26,330$27,083$27,835$28,588$29,340
GS-3$25,437$26,285$27,133$27,981$28,829$29,677$30,524$31,372$32,220$33,068
GS-4$28,556$29,508$30,459$31,411$32,362$33,314$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,120
GS-5$31,949$33,013$34,078$35,142$36,207$37,272$38,336$39,401$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,613$36,800$37,987$39,174$40,360$41,547$42,734$43,921$45,108$46,294
GS-7$39,575$40,895$42,215$43,534$44,854$46,173$47,493$48,813$50,132$51,452
GS-8$43,829$45,289$46,750$48,210$49,671$51,131$52,592$54,053$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,408$50,022$51,635$53,248$54,861$56,474$58,087$59,700$61,313$62,926
GS-10$53,309$55,087$56,864$58,641$60,419$62,196$63,973$65,751$67,528$69,305
GS-11$58,569$60,521$62,473$64,425$66,377$68,329$70,281$72,234$74,186$76,138
GS-12$70,201$72,541$74,881$77,221$79,561$81,901$84,240$86,580$88,920$91,260
GS-13$83,479$86,261$89,044$91,826$94,609$97,391$100,174$102,956$105,738$108,521
GS-14$98,647$101,935$105,222$108,510$111,798$115,086$118,374$121,662$124,950$128,238
GS-15$116,037$119,905$123,773$127,641$131,509$135,377$139,245$143,113$146,980$150,848

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 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 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 $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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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2013/virginia