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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio for 2019

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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 20.08% 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$22,557$23,312$24,063$24,809$25,559$25,997$26,738$27,488$27,516$28,221
GS-2$25,362$25,966$26,805$27,516$27,829$28,647$29,466$30,285$31,104$31,923
GS-3$27,672$28,595$29,517$30,439$31,361$32,284$33,206$34,128$35,050$35,972
GS-4$31,066$32,101$33,136$34,171$35,206$36,241$37,276$38,312$39,347$40,382
GS-5$34,757$35,916$37,075$38,233$39,392$40,551$41,710$42,869$44,027$45,186
GS-6$38,743$40,033$41,324$42,615$43,906$45,197$46,488$47,779$49,069$50,360
GS-7$43,053$44,488$45,923$47,358$48,793$50,228$51,663$53,098$54,533$55,968
GS-8$47,680$49,270$50,860$52,450$54,040$55,629$57,219$58,809$60,399$61,989
GS-9$52,663$54,419$56,175$57,930$59,686$61,441$63,197$64,952$66,708$68,464
GS-10$57,995$59,928$61,862$63,795$65,728$67,661$69,595$71,528$73,461$75,395
GS-11$63,717$65,841$67,965$70,089$72,214$74,338$76,462$78,586$80,711$82,835
GS-12$76,371$78,917$81,462$84,008$86,554$89,099$91,645$94,191$96,736$99,282
GS-13$90,814$93,841$96,869$99,896$102,923$105,950$108,977$112,005$115,032$118,059
GS-14$107,315$110,893$114,470$118,047$121,624$125,201$128,779$132,356$135,933$139,510
GS-15$126,232$130,439$134,647$138,855$143,062$147,270$151,477$155,685$159,893$164,100

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 19.87% 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$22,518$23,272$24,021$24,765$25,514$25,952$26,691$27,439$27,468$28,172
GS-2$25,318$25,921$26,759$27,468$27,780$28,597$29,415$30,232$31,050$31,867
GS-3$27,624$28,545$29,465$30,386$31,306$32,227$33,148$34,068$34,989$35,909
GS-4$31,012$32,045$33,078$34,111$35,145$36,178$37,211$38,245$39,278$40,311
GS-5$34,696$35,853$37,010$38,167$39,323$40,480$41,637$42,794$43,950$45,107
GS-6$38,675$39,963$41,252$42,541$43,829$45,118$46,406$47,695$48,984$50,272
GS-7$42,978$44,411$45,843$47,276$48,708$50,140$51,573$53,005$54,438$55,870
GS-8$47,597$49,184$50,771$52,358$53,945$55,532$57,119$58,706$60,293$61,880
GS-9$52,571$54,324$56,076$57,829$59,581$61,334$63,086$64,839$66,591$68,344
GS-10$57,894$59,824$61,753$63,683$65,613$67,543$69,473$71,403$73,333$75,263
GS-11$63,605$65,726$67,846$69,967$72,087$74,208$76,328$78,449$80,569$82,690
GS-12$76,237$78,779$81,320$83,861$86,402$88,944$91,485$94,026$96,567$99,109
GS-13$90,655$93,677$96,699$99,721$102,743$105,765$108,787$111,809$114,831$117,853
GS-14$107,128$110,699$114,270$117,841$121,412$124,982$128,553$132,124$135,695$139,266
GS-15$126,011$130,211$134,411$138,612$142,812$147,012$151,212$155,413$159,613$163,813

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 18.97% 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$22,349$23,097$23,840$24,579$25,323$25,757$26,491$27,233$27,262$27,960
GS-2$25,128$25,726$26,558$27,262$27,571$28,383$29,194$30,005$30,817$31,628
GS-3$27,417$28,330$29,244$30,158$31,071$31,985$32,899$33,812$34,726$35,640
GS-4$30,779$31,804$32,830$33,855$34,881$35,906$36,932$37,957$38,983$40,008
GS-5$34,436$35,584$36,732$37,880$39,028$40,176$41,324$42,472$43,620$44,768
GS-6$38,384$39,663$40,942$42,221$43,500$44,779$46,058$47,337$48,616$49,895
GS-7$42,656$44,077$45,499$46,921$48,342$49,764$51,186$52,607$54,029$55,451
GS-8$47,239$48,815$50,390$51,965$53,540$55,115$56,690$58,266$59,841$61,416
GS-9$52,177$53,916$55,655$57,395$59,134$60,873$62,613$64,352$66,091$67,831
GS-10$57,459$59,374$61,290$63,205$65,121$67,036$68,951$70,867$72,782$74,698
GS-11$63,128$65,232$67,337$69,442$71,546$73,651$75,755$77,860$79,964$82,069
GS-12$75,665$78,187$80,709$83,231$85,754$88,276$90,798$93,320$95,842$98,364
GS-13$89,975$92,974$95,973$98,972$101,972$104,971$107,970$110,969$113,969$116,968
GS-14$106,323$109,868$113,412$116,956$120,500$124,044$127,588$131,132$134,676$138,221
GS-15$125,065$129,234$133,402$137,571$141,740$145,908$150,077$154,246$158,415$162,583

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 18.35% 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$22,232$22,976$23,716$24,451$25,191$25,623$26,353$27,091$27,120$27,815
GS-2$24,997$25,592$26,419$27,120$27,428$28,235$29,042$29,849$30,656$31,463
GS-3$27,274$28,183$29,092$30,001$30,909$31,818$32,727$33,636$34,545$35,454
GS-4$30,618$31,639$32,659$33,679$34,699$35,719$36,739$37,760$38,780$39,800
GS-5$34,256$35,398$36,541$37,683$38,825$39,967$41,109$42,251$43,393$44,535
GS-6$38,184$39,457$40,729$42,001$43,273$44,546$45,818$47,090$48,363$49,635
GS-7$42,433$43,847$45,262$46,676$48,090$49,505$50,919$52,333$53,747$55,162
GS-8$46,993$48,560$50,127$51,694$53,261$54,828$56,395$57,962$59,529$61,096
GS-9$51,905$53,635$55,365$57,096$58,826$60,556$62,286$64,017$65,747$67,477
GS-10$57,159$59,065$60,970$62,876$64,781$66,687$68,592$70,498$72,403$74,308
GS-11$62,799$64,892$66,986$69,080$71,173$73,267$75,361$77,454$79,548$81,641
GS-12$75,271$77,780$80,289$82,798$85,307$87,816$90,325$92,834$95,343$97,852
GS-13$89,506$92,489$95,473$98,457$101,440$104,424$107,407$110,391$113,375$116,358
GS-14$105,769$109,295$112,821$116,346$119,872$123,398$126,923$130,449$133,975$137,500
GS-15$124,413$128,560$132,707$136,854$141,001$145,148$149,295$153,442$157,589$161,736
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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 18.11% 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$22,187$22,930$23,668$24,402$25,140$25,571$26,300$27,037$27,065$27,758
GS-2$24,946$25,540$26,366$27,065$27,372$28,178$28,983$29,789$30,594$31,400
GS-3$27,218$28,126$29,033$29,940$30,847$31,754$32,661$33,568$34,475$35,382
GS-4$30,556$31,574$32,592$33,611$34,629$35,647$36,665$37,683$38,701$39,719
GS-5$34,187$35,327$36,466$37,606$38,746$39,886$41,026$42,165$43,305$44,445
GS-6$38,107$39,377$40,646$41,916$43,186$44,455$45,725$46,995$48,264$49,534
GS-7$42,347$43,759$45,170$46,581$47,993$49,404$50,816$52,227$53,638$55,050
GS-8$46,898$48,462$50,025$51,589$53,153$54,717$56,281$57,844$59,408$60,972
GS-9$51,800$53,526$55,253$56,980$58,707$60,433$62,160$63,887$65,614$67,340
GS-10$57,044$58,945$60,847$62,748$64,650$66,551$68,453$70,355$72,256$74,158
GS-11$62,672$64,761$66,850$68,940$71,029$73,118$75,208$77,297$79,386$81,476
GS-12$75,118$77,622$80,126$82,630$85,134$87,638$90,142$92,645$95,149$97,653
GS-13$89,324$92,302$95,279$98,257$101,234$104,212$107,190$110,167$113,145$116,122
GS-14$105,555$109,073$112,592$116,110$119,629$123,147$126,666$130,184$133,703$137,221
GS-15$124,161$128,299$132,438$136,576$140,715$144,854$148,992$153,131$157,269$161,408

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 15.37% (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 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 $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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