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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Virginia for 2018

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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 28.22% 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$24,086$24,893$25,694$26,490$27,292$27,760$28,551$29,351$29,382$30,134
GS-2$27,081$27,726$28,623$29,382$29,715$30,589$31,464$32,338$33,213$34,087
GS-3$29,548$30,533$31,518$32,502$33,487$34,472$35,457$36,441$37,426$38,411
GS-4$33,172$34,277$35,382$36,488$37,593$38,698$39,803$40,909$42,014$43,119
GS-5$37,113$38,351$39,588$40,825$42,063$43,300$44,537$45,775$47,012$48,249
GS-6$41,369$42,747$44,126$45,504$46,882$48,261$49,639$51,017$52,396$53,774
GS-7$45,972$47,504$49,036$50,569$52,101$53,633$55,165$56,698$58,230$59,762
GS-8$50,912$52,610$54,308$56,005$57,703$59,400$61,098$62,796$64,493$66,191
GS-9$56,233$58,108$59,983$61,857$63,732$65,606$67,481$69,355$71,230$73,105
GS-10$61,926$63,991$66,055$68,119$70,184$72,248$74,312$76,377$78,441$80,505
GS-11$68,036$70,304$72,573$74,841$77,109$79,377$81,645$83,914$86,182$88,450
GS-12$81,548$84,266$86,984$89,703$92,421$95,139$97,858$100,576$103,294$106,012
GS-13$96,970$100,203$103,435$106,668$109,900$113,132$116,365$119,597$122,830$126,062
GS-14$114,590$118,410$122,230$126,049$129,869$133,689$137,508$141,328$145,148$148,967
GS-15$134,789$139,282$143,774$148,267$152,760$157,253$161,746$164,200*$164,200*$164,200*

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 18.79% 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$22,315$23,062$23,804$24,542$25,284$25,718$26,451$27,192$27,221$27,918
GS-2$25,090$25,687$26,517$27,221$27,530$28,340$29,150$29,960$30,770$31,580
GS-3$27,375$28,287$29,200$30,112$31,024$31,937$32,849$33,761$34,674$35,586
GS-4$30,732$31,756$32,780$33,804$34,828$35,852$36,876$37,900$38,924$39,948
GS-5$34,384$35,530$36,676$37,823$38,969$40,115$41,262$42,408$43,554$44,701
GS-6$38,326$39,603$40,880$42,157$43,434$44,711$45,988$47,265$48,542$49,819
GS-7$42,591$44,011$45,430$46,850$48,269$49,689$51,108$52,528$53,947$55,367
GS-8$47,168$48,741$50,314$51,886$53,459$55,032$56,605$58,177$59,750$61,323
GS-9$52,098$53,834$55,571$57,308$59,045$60,781$62,518$64,255$65,991$67,728
GS-10$57,372$59,285$61,197$63,110$65,022$66,935$68,847$70,760$72,672$74,585
GS-11$63,032$65,134$67,235$69,337$71,438$73,539$75,641$77,742$79,844$81,945
GS-12$75,550$78,069$80,587$83,105$85,624$88,142$90,661$93,179$95,697$98,216
GS-13$89,839$92,833$95,828$98,823$101,817$104,812$107,807$110,801$113,796$116,791
GS-14$106,163$109,701$113,240$116,779$120,318$123,856$127,395$130,934$134,473$138,011
GS-15$124,876$129,038$133,200$137,363$141,525$145,688$149,850$154,012$158,175$162,337

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 15.37% (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$21,672$22,398$23,119$23,835$24,557$24,978$25,689$26,409$26,437$27,114
GS-2$24,367$24,948$25,754$26,437$26,737$27,524$28,311$29,097$29,884$30,671
GS-3$26,587$27,473$28,359$29,245$30,131$31,017$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561
GS-4$29,847$30,842$31,836$32,831$33,825$34,820$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798
GS-5$33,394$34,507$35,620$36,734$37,847$38,960$40,074$41,187$42,300$43,414
GS-6$37,223$38,463$39,703$40,944$42,184$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385
GS-7$41,365$42,743$44,122$45,501$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773
GS-8$45,810$47,337$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557
GS-9$50,598$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778
GS-10$55,720$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437
GS-11$61,218$63,259$65,299$67,340$69,381$71,422$73,463$75,504$77,545$79,586
GS-12$73,375$75,821$78,267$80,713$83,159$85,605$88,050$90,496$92,942$95,388
GS-13$87,252$90,161$93,069$95,977$98,886$101,794$104,703$107,611$110,520$113,428
GS-14$103,106$106,543$109,980$113,417$116,854$120,291$123,727$127,164$130,601$134,038
GS-15$121,280$125,323$129,366$133,408$137,451$141,493$145,536$149,578$153,621$157,663

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 $164,200, 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/2018/virginia