Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2017

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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 19.71% 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$22,177$22,920$23,657$24,391$25,128$25,559$26,288$27,025$27,053$27,738
GS-2$24,934$25,528$26,354$27,053$27,357$28,162$28,966$29,771$30,575$31,380
GS-3$27,206$28,114$29,021$29,929$30,836$31,744$32,651$33,558$34,466$35,371
GS-4$30,543$31,560$32,578$33,595$34,613$35,630$36,648$37,666$38,683$39,701
GS-5$34,171$35,311$36,450$37,590$38,730$39,869$41,009$42,149$43,288$44,428
GS-6$38,091$39,361$40,631$41,901$43,171$44,441$45,711$46,981$48,252$49,522
GS-7$42,328$43,740$45,151$46,562$47,974$49,385$50,797$52,208$53,619$55,031
GS-8$46,877$48,439$50,002$51,564$53,126$54,688$56,251$57,813$59,375$60,937
GS-9$51,776$53,502$55,228$56,954$58,681$60,407$62,133$63,859$65,586$67,312
GS-10$57,018$58,919$60,820$62,721$64,622$66,523$68,424$70,325$72,226$74,127
GS-11$62,643$64,731$66,819$68,906$70,994$73,082$75,170$77,257$79,345$81,433
GS-12$75,085$77,588$80,091$82,594$85,097$87,600$90,103$92,606$95,110$97,613
GS-13$89,285$92,260$95,236$98,212$101,188$104,164$107,140$110,116$113,092$116,068
GS-14$105,508$109,025$112,542$116,059$119,576$123,093$126,610$130,127$133,644$137,161
GS-15$124,106$128,243$132,380$136,517$140,654$144,792$148,929$153,066$157,203$161,340

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 19.52% 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$22,142$22,883$23,620$24,352$25,088$25,519$26,247$26,982$27,010$27,694
GS-2$24,895$25,488$26,312$27,010$27,314$28,117$28,920$29,723$30,527$31,330
GS-3$27,163$28,069$28,975$29,881$30,787$31,693$32,599$33,505$34,411$35,315
GS-4$30,494$31,510$32,526$33,542$34,558$35,574$36,590$37,606$38,622$39,638
GS-5$34,117$35,255$36,393$37,530$38,668$39,806$40,944$42,082$43,220$44,357
GS-6$38,030$39,298$40,566$41,834$43,102$44,371$45,639$46,907$48,175$49,443
GS-7$42,261$43,670$45,079$46,488$47,898$49,307$50,716$52,125$53,534$54,943
GS-8$46,803$48,363$49,922$51,482$53,042$54,602$56,161$57,721$59,281$60,840
GS-9$51,694$53,417$55,141$56,864$58,588$60,311$62,034$63,758$65,481$67,205
GS-10$56,927$58,825$60,723$62,621$64,519$66,417$68,315$70,213$72,111$74,009
GS-11$62,544$64,628$66,712$68,797$70,881$72,966$75,050$77,135$79,219$81,303
GS-12$74,965$77,464$79,964$82,463$84,962$87,461$89,960$92,459$94,959$97,458
GS-13$89,143$92,114$95,085$98,057$101,028$103,999$106,970$109,942$112,913$115,884
GS-14$105,340$108,852$112,363$115,875$119,386$122,898$126,409$129,921$133,432$136,944
GS-15$123,909$128,039$132,170$136,301$140,431$144,562$148,692$152,823$156,954$161,084

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 18.49% 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$21,951$22,686$23,416$24,142$24,872$25,299$26,020$26,749$26,778$27,455
GS-2$24,680$25,268$26,086$26,778$27,079$27,875$28,671$29,467$30,264$31,060
GS-3$26,929$27,827$28,726$29,624$30,522$31,420$32,318$33,216$34,114$35,010
GS-4$30,232$31,239$32,246$33,253$34,260$35,267$36,275$37,282$38,289$39,296
GS-5$33,823$34,951$36,079$37,207$38,335$39,463$40,591$41,719$42,847$43,975
GS-6$37,702$38,960$40,217$41,474$42,731$43,988$45,245$46,503$47,760$49,017
GS-7$41,897$43,294$44,691$46,088$47,485$48,882$50,279$51,676$53,073$54,470
GS-8$46,399$47,946$49,492$51,038$52,585$54,131$55,677$57,224$58,770$60,316
GS-9$51,248$52,957$54,665$56,374$58,083$59,791$61,500$63,208$64,917$66,626
GS-10$56,437$58,318$60,200$62,082$63,963$65,845$67,727$69,608$71,490$73,371
GS-11$62,005$64,071$66,138$68,204$70,270$72,337$74,403$76,470$78,536$80,603
GS-12$74,319$76,797$79,275$81,752$84,230$86,707$89,185$91,663$94,140$96,618
GS-13$88,375$91,320$94,266$97,212$100,157$103,103$106,049$108,994$111,940$114,886
GS-14$104,432$107,914$111,395$114,876$118,357$121,839$125,320$128,801$132,282$135,763
GS-15$122,841$126,936$131,031$135,126$139,221$143,316$147,411$151,506$155,601$159,696

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 17.86% 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$21,835$22,565$23,291$24,014$24,740$25,164$25,882$26,607$26,635$27,309
GS-2$24,549$25,134$25,947$26,635$26,935$27,727$28,519$29,311$30,103$30,895
GS-3$26,786$27,679$28,573$29,466$30,360$31,253$32,146$33,040$33,933$34,824
GS-4$30,071$31,073$32,074$33,076$34,078$35,080$36,082$37,083$38,085$39,087
GS-5$33,643$34,765$35,887$37,009$38,131$39,253$40,375$41,497$42,619$43,741
GS-6$37,502$38,752$40,003$41,253$42,504$43,754$45,005$46,255$47,506$48,756
GS-7$41,674$43,064$44,453$45,843$47,232$48,622$50,012$51,401$52,791$54,180
GS-8$46,153$47,691$49,229$50,767$52,305$53,843$55,381$56,919$58,457$59,995
GS-9$50,976$52,675$54,375$56,074$57,774$59,473$61,173$62,872$64,572$66,271
GS-10$56,137$58,008$59,880$61,752$63,623$65,495$67,366$69,238$71,110$72,981
GS-11$61,675$63,730$65,786$67,841$69,897$71,952$74,008$76,063$78,119$80,174
GS-12$73,924$76,389$78,853$81,318$83,782$86,246$88,711$91,175$93,640$96,104
GS-13$87,905$90,835$93,765$96,695$99,625$102,555$105,485$108,415$111,345$114,275
GS-14$103,877$107,340$110,803$114,265$117,728$121,191$124,653$128,116$131,579$135,042
GS-15$122,188$126,261$130,334$134,408$138,481$142,554$146,627$150,701$154,774$158,847
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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 17.59% 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$21,785$22,514$23,238$23,959$24,683$25,107$25,823$26,546$26,574$27,247
GS-2$24,493$25,076$25,887$26,574$26,873$27,663$28,453$29,243$30,034$30,824
GS-3$26,725$27,616$28,507$29,399$30,290$31,181$32,073$32,964$33,855$34,744
GS-4$30,002$31,001$32,001$33,000$34,000$34,999$35,999$36,999$37,998$38,998
GS-5$33,566$34,686$35,805$36,924$38,044$39,163$40,283$41,402$42,522$43,641
GS-6$37,416$38,664$39,911$41,159$42,406$43,654$44,902$46,149$47,397$48,645
GS-7$41,579$42,965$44,351$45,738$47,124$48,511$49,897$51,283$52,670$54,056
GS-8$46,047$47,582$49,116$50,651$52,185$53,720$55,254$56,789$58,323$59,858
GS-9$50,859$52,554$54,250$55,946$57,641$59,337$61,033$62,728$64,424$66,120
GS-10$56,008$57,875$59,743$61,610$63,477$65,345$67,212$69,079$70,947$72,814
GS-11$61,534$63,584$65,635$67,686$69,737$71,788$73,838$75,889$77,940$79,991
GS-12$73,755$76,214$78,672$81,131$83,590$86,049$88,508$90,966$93,425$95,884
GS-13$87,703$90,627$93,550$96,473$99,396$102,320$105,243$108,166$111,090$114,013
GS-14$103,639$107,094$110,549$114,004$117,458$120,913$124,368$127,823$131,277$134,732
GS-15$121,908$125,972$130,036$134,100$138,164$142,227$146,291$150,355$154,419$158,483

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 15.06% (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$21,316$22,029$22,738$23,443$24,152$24,566$25,267$25,975$26,002$26,661
GS-2$23,966$24,537$25,330$26,002$26,295$27,068$27,841$28,614$29,387$30,161
GS-3$26,150$27,022$27,894$28,766$29,638$30,510$31,383$32,255$33,127$33,997
GS-4$29,356$30,334$31,312$32,290$33,268$34,246$35,224$36,202$37,180$38,158
GS-5$32,844$33,939$35,035$36,130$37,225$38,321$39,416$40,511$41,607$42,702
GS-6$36,611$37,832$39,053$40,273$41,494$42,715$43,936$45,156$46,377$47,598
GS-7$40,684$42,041$43,397$44,754$46,110$47,467$48,823$50,180$51,537$52,893
GS-8$45,056$46,558$48,059$49,561$51,062$52,564$54,066$55,567$57,069$58,570
GS-9$49,765$51,424$53,083$54,742$56,401$58,060$59,720$61,379$63,038$64,697
GS-10$54,803$56,630$58,457$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,593$69,420$71,247
GS-11$60,210$62,216$64,223$66,230$68,236$70,243$72,250$74,256$76,263$78,270
GS-12$72,168$74,574$76,980$79,386$81,792$84,197$86,603$89,009$91,415$93,821
GS-13$85,816$88,677$91,537$94,398$97,258$100,118$102,979$105,839$108,699$111,560
GS-14$101,409$104,790$108,170$111,551$114,931$118,312$121,692$125,073$128,453$131,833
GS-15$119,285$123,261$127,238$131,214$135,191$139,167$143,144$147,120$151,097$155,073

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 $161,900, 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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