General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Virginia for 2014

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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$22,336$23,083$23,825$24,565$25,307$25,743$26,477$27,218$27,246$27,942
GS-2$25,114$25,711$26,542$27,246$27,551$28,361$29,171$29,980$30,790$31,600
GS-3$27,400$28,313$29,226$30,139$31,053$31,966$32,879$33,792$34,705$35,618
GS-4$30,761$31,785$32,810$33,835$34,860$35,885$36,909$37,934$38,959$39,984
GS-5$34,415$35,563$36,711$37,859$39,006$40,154$41,302$42,450$43,597$44,745
GS-6$38,363$39,641$40,919$42,198$43,476$44,754$46,032$47,310$48,589$49,867
GS-7$42,631$44,052$45,473$46,894$48,315$49,736$51,158$52,579$54,000$55,421
GS-8$47,212$48,786$50,360$51,934$53,508$55,082$56,655$58,229$59,803$61,377
GS-9$52,146$53,884$55,622$57,360$59,098$60,836$62,573$64,311$66,049$67,787
GS-10$57,426$59,340$61,254$63,168$65,083$66,997$68,911$70,825$72,740$74,654
GS-11$63,091$65,194$67,297$69,400$71,504$73,607$75,710$77,813$79,916$82,019
GS-12$75,621$78,142$80,662$83,183$85,703$88,224$90,744$93,264$95,785$98,305
GS-13$89,924$92,922$95,919$98,916$101,914$104,911$107,909$110,906$113,904$116,901
GS-14$106,263$109,804$113,346$116,887$120,429$123,970$127,512$131,053$134,595$138,136
GS-15$124,995$129,161$133,328$137,494$141,660$145,827$149,993$154,160$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$20,942$21,642$22,339$23,032$23,728$24,137$24,826$25,520$25,547$26,199
GS-2$23,547$24,107$24,886$25,547$25,832$26,591$27,351$28,110$28,869$29,629
GS-3$25,691$26,547$27,403$28,259$29,115$29,971$30,827$31,683$32,539$33,395
GS-4$28,841$29,802$30,763$31,724$32,685$33,646$34,607$35,568$36,528$37,489
GS-5$32,268$33,344$34,420$35,497$36,573$37,649$38,725$39,801$40,877$41,954
GS-6$35,969$37,168$38,366$39,565$40,763$41,962$43,160$44,359$45,557$46,756
GS-7$39,971$41,304$42,636$43,969$45,301$46,633$47,966$49,298$50,631$51,963
GS-8$44,267$45,742$47,218$48,694$50,169$51,645$53,121$54,596$56,072$57,548
GS-9$48,893$50,522$52,152$53,781$55,411$57,040$58,669$60,299$61,928$63,558
GS-10$53,843$55,638$57,433$59,227$61,022$62,817$64,612$66,407$68,201$69,996
GS-11$59,155$61,127$63,099$65,071$67,042$69,014$70,986$72,958$74,930$76,902
GS-12$70,903$73,267$75,630$77,993$80,356$82,719$85,082$87,446$89,809$92,172
GS-13$84,314$87,124$89,935$92,745$95,555$98,366$101,176$103,987$106,797$109,608
GS-14$99,633$102,954$106,274$109,595$112,915$116,236$119,556$122,877$126,198$129,518
GS-15$117,197$121,103$125,010$128,916$132,822$136,729$140,635$144,542$148,448$152,354

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$20,527$21,213$21,896$22,575$23,258$23,659$24,333$25,014$25,040$25,679
GS-2$23,080$23,629$24,393$25,040$25,320$26,064$26,808$27,553$28,297$29,041
GS-3$25,181$26,020$26,860$27,699$28,538$29,377$30,216$31,055$31,894$32,733
GS-4$28,269$29,211$30,153$31,095$32,037$32,979$33,920$34,862$35,804$36,746
GS-5$31,628$32,683$33,738$34,793$35,847$36,902$37,957$39,012$40,067$41,122
GS-6$35,256$36,431$37,605$38,780$39,955$41,130$42,304$43,479$44,654$45,828
GS-7$39,179$40,485$41,791$43,097$44,403$45,709$47,015$48,321$49,626$50,932
GS-8$43,389$44,835$46,282$47,728$49,174$50,621$52,067$53,514$54,960$56,406
GS-9$47,923$49,520$51,117$52,715$54,312$55,909$57,506$59,103$60,700$62,297
GS-10$52,775$54,534$56,293$58,053$59,812$61,571$63,330$65,089$66,849$68,608
GS-11$57,982$59,915$61,847$63,780$65,713$67,646$69,578$71,511$73,444$75,376
GS-12$69,497$71,813$74,130$76,446$78,762$81,079$83,395$85,711$88,028$90,344
GS-13$82,642$85,396$88,151$90,906$93,660$96,415$99,170$101,924$104,679$107,434
GS-14$97,657$100,912$104,166$107,421$110,676$113,931$117,185$120,440$123,695$126,949
GS-15$114,872$118,701$122,530$126,359$130,188$134,017$137,846$141,675$145,504$149,333

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/2014/virginia