General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2016

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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 18.87% 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$21,804$22,533$23,258$23,980$24,705$25,129$25,846$26,569$26,597$27,270
GS-2$24,515$25,098$25,910$26,597$26,899$27,691$28,482$29,274$30,066$30,857
GS-3$26,748$27,640$28,531$29,423$30,314$31,206$32,097$32,989$33,880$34,772
GS-4$30,028$31,029$32,030$33,030$34,031$35,032$36,033$37,034$38,035$39,036
GS-5$33,595$34,715$35,835$36,954$38,074$39,194$40,314$41,433$42,553$43,673
GS-6$37,449$38,697$39,945$41,193$42,441$43,689$44,938$46,186$47,434$48,682
GS-7$41,615$43,002$44,390$45,777$47,164$48,551$49,938$51,326$52,713$54,100
GS-8$46,087$47,623$49,159$50,694$52,230$53,766$55,302$56,838$58,373$59,909
GS-9$50,904$52,600$54,296$55,993$57,689$59,385$61,081$62,778$64,474$66,170
GS-10$56,057$57,925$59,794$61,663$63,531$65,400$67,269$69,137$71,006$72,874
GS-11$61,588$63,641$65,694$67,746$69,799$71,852$73,905$75,958$78,011$80,064
GS-12$73,819$76,280$78,741$81,201$83,662$86,123$88,583$91,044$93,504$95,965
GS-13$87,781$90,707$93,634$96,560$99,487$102,414$105,340$108,267$111,193$114,120
GS-14$103,730$107,187$110,645$114,103$117,561$121,019$124,477$127,935$131,393$134,851
GS-15$122,015$126,083$130,151$134,218$138,286$142,354$146,422$150,489$154,557$158,625

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 18.76% 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$21,784$22,512$23,237$23,957$24,682$25,106$25,822$26,544$26,573$27,245
GS-2$24,492$25,075$25,886$26,573$26,874$27,665$28,456$29,247$30,038$30,829
GS-3$26,723$27,614$28,505$29,395$30,286$31,177$32,068$32,958$33,849$34,740
GS-4$30,000$31,000$32,000$33,000$34,000$35,000$36,000$37,000$38,000$39,000
GS-5$33,564$34,683$35,801$36,920$38,039$39,158$40,276$41,395$42,514$43,632
GS-6$37,414$38,661$39,908$41,155$42,402$43,649$44,896$46,143$47,390$48,637
GS-7$41,577$42,963$44,349$45,734$47,120$48,506$49,892$51,278$52,664$54,050
GS-8$46,044$47,579$49,113$50,648$52,182$53,716$55,251$56,785$58,319$59,854
GS-9$50,857$52,551$54,246$55,941$57,635$59,330$61,025$62,720$64,414$66,109
GS-10$56,005$57,872$59,739$61,606$63,472$65,339$67,206$69,073$70,940$72,807
GS-11$61,531$63,582$65,633$67,684$69,735$71,786$73,837$75,888$77,939$79,990
GS-12$73,751$76,209$78,668$81,126$83,584$86,043$88,501$90,959$93,418$95,876
GS-13$87,700$90,623$93,547$96,471$99,395$102,319$105,243$108,167$111,090$114,014
GS-14$103,634$107,088$110,543$113,998$117,452$120,907$124,362$127,817$131,271$134,726
GS-15$121,902$125,966$130,030$134,094$138,158$142,222$146,286$150,350$154,414$158,478

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 17.41% 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$21,537$22,256$22,972$23,685$24,401$24,820$25,528$26,242$26,270$26,935
GS-2$24,213$24,790$25,592$26,270$26,569$27,351$28,133$28,915$29,697$30,478
GS-3$26,420$27,300$28,181$29,061$29,942$30,822$31,703$32,584$33,464$34,345
GS-4$29,659$30,648$31,636$32,625$33,613$34,602$35,590$36,579$37,568$38,556
GS-5$33,182$34,288$35,394$36,500$37,606$38,712$39,818$40,924$42,030$43,136
GS-6$36,989$38,222$39,454$40,687$41,920$43,153$44,386$45,618$46,851$48,084
GS-7$41,104$42,474$43,844$45,215$46,585$47,955$49,325$50,695$52,065$53,436
GS-8$45,521$47,038$48,555$50,072$51,589$53,106$54,623$56,140$57,657$59,173
GS-9$50,278$51,954$53,629$55,305$56,980$58,656$60,331$62,007$63,682$65,357
GS-10$55,368$57,214$59,060$60,905$62,751$64,597$66,442$68,288$70,134$71,979
GS-11$60,831$62,859$64,887$66,914$68,942$70,970$72,997$75,025$77,053$79,080
GS-12$72,913$75,343$77,774$80,204$82,634$85,065$87,495$89,925$92,356$94,786
GS-13$86,703$89,593$92,484$95,374$98,265$101,156$104,046$106,937$109,828$112,718
GS-14$102,455$105,871$109,286$112,702$116,117$119,533$122,948$126,364$129,779$133,195
GS-15$120,517$124,534$128,552$132,570$136,588$140,606$144,623$148,641$152,659$156,677

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 16.68% 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$21,403$22,118$22,830$23,538$24,250$24,666$25,370$26,079$26,107$26,768
GS-2$24,063$24,636$25,433$26,107$26,404$27,181$27,958$28,735$29,512$30,289
GS-3$26,255$27,130$28,006$28,881$29,756$30,631$31,506$32,381$33,256$34,131
GS-4$29,475$30,457$31,439$32,422$33,404$34,387$35,369$36,352$37,334$38,317
GS-5$32,976$34,075$35,174$36,273$37,373$38,472$39,571$40,670$41,769$42,868
GS-6$36,759$37,984$39,209$40,434$41,659$42,885$44,110$45,335$46,560$47,785
GS-7$40,849$42,210$43,572$44,933$46,295$47,657$49,018$50,380$51,742$53,103
GS-8$45,238$46,746$48,253$49,761$51,268$52,776$54,283$55,791$57,298$58,806
GS-9$49,966$51,631$53,296$54,961$56,626$58,291$59,956$61,621$63,286$64,951
GS-10$55,024$56,858$58,692$60,527$62,361$64,195$66,029$67,863$69,698$71,532
GS-11$60,453$62,468$64,483$66,498$68,513$70,528$72,543$74,559$76,574$78,589
GS-12$72,459$74,875$77,290$79,705$82,121$84,536$86,951$89,366$91,782$94,197
GS-13$86,164$89,036$91,909$94,781$97,654$100,527$103,399$106,272$109,145$112,017
GS-14$101,818$105,213$108,607$112,001$115,395$118,790$122,184$125,578$128,972$132,366
GS-15$119,767$123,760$127,753$131,746$135,739$139,731$143,724$147,717$151,710$155,702
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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 16.5% 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$21,370$22,084$22,794$23,502$24,212$24,628$25,331$26,039$26,067$26,726
GS-2$24,026$24,598$25,394$26,067$26,363$27,139$27,915$28,690$29,466$30,242
GS-3$26,215$27,089$27,962$28,836$29,710$30,584$31,457$32,331$33,205$34,079
GS-4$29,429$30,410$31,391$32,372$33,353$34,334$35,315$36,296$37,277$38,257
GS-5$32,925$34,023$35,120$36,218$37,315$38,412$39,510$40,607$41,705$42,802
GS-6$36,702$37,925$39,149$40,372$41,595$42,818$44,042$45,265$46,488$47,711
GS-7$40,785$42,145$43,505$44,864$46,224$47,583$48,943$50,302$51,662$53,021
GS-8$45,168$46,673$48,179$49,684$51,189$52,694$54,199$55,704$57,210$58,715
GS-9$49,889$51,551$53,214$54,876$56,539$58,201$59,864$61,526$63,188$64,851
GS-10$54,939$56,770$58,602$60,433$62,265$64,096$65,927$67,759$69,590$71,421
GS-11$60,360$62,372$64,384$66,396$68,408$70,420$72,432$74,444$76,455$78,467
GS-12$72,348$74,759$77,171$79,582$81,994$84,405$86,817$89,229$91,640$94,052
GS-13$86,031$88,899$91,767$94,635$97,504$100,372$103,240$106,108$108,976$111,845
GS-14$101,661$105,050$108,439$111,828$115,217$118,606$121,995$125,384$128,773$132,162
GS-15$119,583$123,569$127,556$131,542$135,529$139,516$143,502$147,489$151,476$155,462

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 14.35% (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$20,975$21,676$22,374$23,068$23,765$24,174$24,863$25,558$25,586$26,233
GS-2$23,582$24,144$24,925$25,586$25,876$26,638$27,399$28,161$28,923$29,684
GS-3$25,731$26,589$27,446$28,304$29,162$30,019$30,877$31,734$32,592$33,450
GS-4$28,886$29,849$30,812$31,774$32,737$33,700$34,663$35,626$36,589$37,551
GS-5$32,318$33,395$34,472$35,549$36,626$37,703$38,781$39,858$40,935$42,012
GS-6$36,025$37,225$38,426$39,627$40,828$42,028$43,229$44,430$45,630$46,831
GS-7$40,033$41,367$42,702$44,036$45,371$46,705$48,040$49,374$50,709$52,043
GS-8$44,335$45,812$47,289$48,767$50,244$51,722$53,199$54,676$56,154$57,631
GS-9$48,968$50,600$52,232$53,863$55,495$57,127$58,759$60,391$62,022$63,654
GS-10$53,925$55,723$57,520$59,318$61,116$62,913$64,711$66,508$68,306$70,103
GS-11$59,246$61,221$63,196$65,170$67,145$69,120$71,095$73,070$75,044$77,019
GS-12$71,012$73,380$75,747$78,114$80,481$82,848$85,215$87,582$89,949$92,316
GS-13$84,443$87,258$90,073$92,889$95,704$98,519$101,335$104,150$106,965$109,781
GS-14$99,785$103,112$106,438$109,765$113,091$116,417$119,744$123,070$126,397$129,723
GS-15$117,376$121,289$125,202$129,115$133,028$136,941$140,854$144,767$148,680$152,593

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 $160,300, 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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