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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2015

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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$21,553$22,274$22,991$23,704$24,421$24,841$25,549$26,264$26,291$26,955
GS-2$24,233$24,810$25,612$26,291$26,588$27,370$28,152$28,934$29,716$30,498
GS-3$26,441$27,323$28,204$29,086$29,968$30,850$31,731$32,613$33,495$34,377
GS-4$29,683$30,673$31,663$32,652$33,642$34,632$35,622$36,612$37,601$38,591
GS-5$33,209$34,316$35,424$36,531$37,638$38,745$39,853$40,960$42,067$43,175
GS-6$37,019$38,253$39,487$40,721$41,956$43,190$44,424$45,659$46,893$48,127
GS-7$41,137$42,508$43,878$45,249$46,620$47,991$49,361$50,732$52,103$53,474
GS-8$45,558$47,077$48,596$50,115$51,634$53,153$54,672$56,191$57,711$59,230
GS-9$50,319$51,996$53,673$55,350$57,027$58,704$60,381$62,058$63,735$65,412
GS-10$55,413$57,260$59,106$60,953$62,800$64,646$66,493$68,340$70,186$72,033
GS-11$60,880$62,910$64,939$66,969$68,998$71,028$73,057$75,086$77,116$79,145
GS-12$72,972$75,405$77,837$80,270$82,703$85,136$87,569$90,002$92,435$94,868
GS-13$86,773$89,665$92,557$95,450$98,342$101,234$104,126$107,019$109,911$112,803
GS-14$102,538$105,956$109,374$112,792$116,210$119,628$123,046$126,464$129,882$133,300
GS-15$120,614$124,635$128,656$132,677$136,698$140,719$144,740$148,761$152,782$156,802

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$21,530$22,249$22,966$23,678$24,394$24,814$25,521$26,235$26,262$26,925
GS-2$24,207$24,783$25,584$26,262$26,559$27,340$28,121$28,902$29,684$30,465
GS-3$26,412$27,293$28,173$29,054$29,935$30,816$31,697$32,578$33,458$34,339
GS-4$29,651$30,639$31,628$32,617$33,605$34,594$35,583$36,571$37,560$38,549
GS-5$33,173$34,279$35,385$36,491$37,597$38,703$39,809$40,915$42,021$43,127
GS-6$36,978$38,211$39,444$40,677$41,910$43,143$44,376$45,609$46,841$48,074
GS-7$41,092$42,461$43,830$45,200$46,569$47,938$49,307$50,677$52,046$53,415
GS-8$45,508$47,025$48,543$50,060$51,578$53,095$54,612$56,130$57,647$59,165
GS-9$50,264$51,939$53,614$55,289$56,964$58,640$60,315$61,990$63,665$65,340
GS-10$55,352$57,197$59,041$60,886$62,731$64,575$66,420$68,265$70,109$71,954
GS-11$60,814$62,841$64,868$66,895$68,923$70,950$72,977$75,004$77,031$79,059
GS-12$72,892$75,322$77,752$80,182$82,613$85,043$87,473$89,904$92,334$94,764
GS-13$86,678$89,567$92,456$95,345$98,234$101,123$104,012$106,901$109,790$112,679
GS-14$102,426$105,840$109,254$112,669$116,083$119,497$122,911$126,326$129,740$133,154
GS-15$120,482$124,499$128,515$132,532$136,548$140,565$144,581$148,598$152,614$156,631

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$21,277$21,989$22,696$23,400$24,108$24,523$25,222$25,928$25,954$26,609
GS-2$23,923$24,492$25,284$25,954$26,247$27,019$27,792$28,564$29,336$30,108
GS-3$26,102$26,973$27,843$28,714$29,584$30,455$31,325$32,196$33,066$33,937
GS-4$29,303$30,280$31,257$32,234$33,211$34,188$35,166$36,143$37,120$38,097
GS-5$32,784$33,877$34,970$36,063$37,156$38,249$39,342$40,435$41,529$42,622
GS-6$36,545$37,763$38,981$40,200$41,418$42,637$43,855$45,074$46,292$47,511
GS-7$40,610$41,963$43,316$44,670$46,023$47,376$48,729$50,082$51,436$52,789
GS-8$44,974$46,474$47,974$49,473$50,973$52,472$53,972$55,472$56,971$58,471
GS-9$49,675$51,330$52,986$54,641$56,297$57,952$59,607$61,263$62,918$64,574
GS-10$54,703$56,526$58,349$60,172$61,995$63,818$65,641$67,464$69,287$71,110
GS-11$60,101$62,104$64,108$66,111$68,114$70,118$72,121$74,125$76,128$78,132
GS-12$72,037$74,439$76,841$79,242$81,644$84,046$86,448$88,849$91,251$93,653
GS-13$85,662$88,517$91,372$94,227$97,082$99,937$102,793$105,648$108,503$111,358
GS-14$101,225$104,599$107,973$111,348$114,722$118,096$121,470$124,845$128,219$131,593
GS-15$119,070$123,039$127,008$130,978$134,947$138,917$142,886$146,855$150,825$154,794

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$21,134$21,840$22,543$23,243$23,945$24,357$25,052$25,753$25,779$26,430
GS-2$23,762$24,327$25,114$25,779$26,070$26,837$27,604$28,371$29,138$29,905
GS-3$25,926$26,791$27,655$28,520$29,385$30,249$31,114$31,978$32,843$33,708
GS-4$29,105$30,076$31,046$32,017$32,987$33,958$34,928$35,899$36,870$37,840
GS-5$32,563$33,648$34,734$35,820$36,906$37,991$39,077$40,163$41,249$42,334
GS-6$36,298$37,508$38,719$39,929$41,139$42,349$43,560$44,770$45,980$47,190
GS-7$40,336$41,680$43,024$44,368$45,712$47,057$48,401$49,745$51,089$52,433
GS-8$44,671$46,160$47,650$49,140$50,629$52,119$53,608$55,098$56,587$58,077
GS-9$49,340$50,984$52,628$54,273$55,917$57,561$59,206$60,850$62,494$64,138
GS-10$54,334$56,145$57,956$59,766$61,577$63,388$65,199$67,009$68,820$70,631
GS-11$59,695$61,685$63,675$65,665$67,655$69,645$71,635$73,625$75,615$77,605
GS-12$71,551$73,937$76,322$78,708$81,094$83,479$85,865$88,250$90,636$93,022
GS-13$85,084$87,920$90,756$93,592$96,428$99,264$102,100$104,935$107,771$110,607
GS-14$100,543$103,894$107,245$110,597$113,948$117,300$120,651$124,003$127,354$130,706
GS-15$118,267$122,209$126,152$130,095$134,037$137,980$141,923$145,865$149,808$153,750
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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$21,110$21,816$22,518$23,217$23,919$24,330$25,024$25,724$25,751$26,400
GS-2$23,735$24,300$25,086$25,751$26,041$26,807$27,573$28,339$29,105$29,871
GS-3$25,897$26,761$27,624$28,488$29,352$30,215$31,079$31,943$32,806$33,670
GS-4$29,073$30,042$31,012$31,981$32,951$33,920$34,889$35,859$36,828$37,798
GS-5$32,526$33,611$34,695$35,780$36,864$37,949$39,033$40,118$41,202$42,287
GS-6$36,258$37,466$38,675$39,884$41,093$42,302$43,511$44,720$45,929$47,138
GS-7$40,291$41,634$42,976$44,319$45,661$47,004$48,347$49,689$51,032$52,374
GS-8$44,621$46,109$47,597$49,085$50,573$52,060$53,548$55,036$56,524$58,012
GS-9$49,285$50,927$52,570$54,212$55,854$57,497$59,139$60,782$62,424$64,067
GS-10$54,274$56,082$57,891$59,700$61,508$63,317$65,126$66,934$68,743$70,552
GS-11$59,629$61,616$63,604$65,592$67,580$69,567$71,555$73,543$75,530$77,518
GS-12$71,471$73,854$76,237$78,620$81,003$83,386$85,769$88,152$90,535$92,918
GS-13$84,989$87,822$90,654$93,487$96,320$99,153$101,985$104,818$107,651$110,484
GS-14$100,430$103,778$107,126$110,473$113,821$117,169$120,516$123,864$127,212$130,560
GS-15$118,135$122,073$126,011$129,949$133,888$137,826$141,764$145,702$149,640$153,579

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$20,733$21,426$22,115$22,801$23,491$23,895$24,576$25,264$25,290$25,928
GS-2$23,310$23,865$24,637$25,290$25,575$26,328$27,080$27,832$28,585$29,337
GS-3$25,434$26,282$27,130$27,978$28,827$29,675$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068
GS-4$28,553$29,505$30,457$31,409$32,361$33,313$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121
GS-5$31,944$33,009$34,074$35,140$36,205$37,270$38,335$39,400$40,465$41,530
GS-6$35,609$36,796$37,983$39,171$40,358$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294
GS-7$39,570$40,889$42,207$43,526$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437
GS-8$43,823$45,284$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974
GS-9$48,403$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920
GS-10$53,302$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289
GS-11$58,562$60,514$62,466$64,418$66,370$68,322$70,275$72,227$74,179$76,131
GS-12$70,192$72,533$74,873$77,213$79,554$81,894$84,234$86,574$88,915$91,255
GS-13$83,468$86,250$89,032$91,814$94,596$97,378$100,161$102,943$105,725$108,507
GS-14$98,633$101,921$105,209$108,497$111,784$115,072$118,360$121,648$124,936$128,223
GS-15$116,021$119,889$123,756$127,624$131,492$135,360$139,227$143,095$146,963$150,830

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 $158,700, 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/2015/ohio