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 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 20.45% 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$22,943$23,712$24,475$25,233$25,997$26,442$27,196$27,958$27,988$28,700
GS-2$25,797$26,411$27,265$27,988$28,302$29,134$29,967$30,799$31,631$32,464
GS-3$28,147$29,085$30,023$30,962$31,900$32,838$33,777$34,715$35,653$36,592
GS-4$31,598$32,650$33,703$34,756$35,809$36,861$37,914$38,967$40,020$41,072
GS-5$35,352$36,530$37,708$38,886$40,064$41,242$42,420$43,598$44,776$45,954
GS-6$39,406$40,721$42,035$43,349$44,663$45,977$47,291$48,605$49,919$51,233
GS-7$43,791$45,251$46,711$48,170$49,630$51,090$52,550$54,010$55,470$56,929
GS-8$48,497$50,113$51,730$53,346$54,963$56,579$58,195$59,812$61,428$63,045
GS-9$53,565$55,350$57,135$58,921$60,706$62,491$64,276$66,061$67,846$69,631
GS-10$58,988$60,954$62,919$64,885$66,851$68,817$70,782$72,748$74,714$76,680
GS-11$64,808$66,969$69,130$71,291$73,452$75,612$77,773$79,934$82,095$84,256
GS-12$77,678$80,268$82,858$85,447$88,037$90,627$93,216$95,806$98,396$100,985
GS-13$92,369$95,448$98,527$101,606$104,684$107,763$110,842$113,920$116,999$120,078
GS-14$109,153$112,792$116,431$120,069$123,708$127,347$130,986$134,625$138,263$141,902
GS-15$128,394$132,673$136,953$141,232$145,512$149,792$154,071$158,351$162,630$166,500*

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 20.21% 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$22,898$23,665$24,427$25,183$25,945$26,390$27,142$27,902$27,932$28,642
GS-2$25,745$26,358$27,211$27,932$28,246$29,076$29,907$30,738$31,568$32,399
GS-3$28,091$29,027$29,964$30,900$31,836$32,773$33,709$34,646$35,582$36,519
GS-4$31,535$32,585$33,636$34,687$35,737$36,788$37,839$38,889$39,940$40,990
GS-5$35,282$36,457$37,633$38,809$39,984$41,160$42,336$43,511$44,687$45,863
GS-6$39,328$40,639$41,951$43,262$44,574$45,885$47,197$48,508$49,820$51,131
GS-7$43,704$45,160$46,617$48,074$49,531$50,988$52,445$53,902$55,359$56,816
GS-8$48,400$50,013$51,627$53,240$54,853$56,466$58,079$59,693$61,306$62,919
GS-9$53,459$55,240$57,022$58,803$60,585$62,366$64,148$65,929$67,711$69,492
GS-10$58,870$60,832$62,794$64,756$66,718$68,680$70,641$72,603$74,565$76,527
GS-11$64,679$66,836$68,992$71,149$73,305$75,462$77,618$79,775$81,932$84,088
GS-12$77,523$80,108$82,692$85,277$87,861$90,446$93,031$95,615$98,200$100,784
GS-13$92,185$95,258$98,331$101,403$104,476$107,548$110,621$113,693$116,766$119,839
GS-14$108,936$112,567$116,199$119,830$123,462$127,093$130,725$134,356$137,988$141,619
GS-15$128,138$132,409$136,680$140,951$145,222$149,493$153,764$158,035$162,306$166,500*

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 19.47% 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$22,757$23,519$24,276$25,028$25,785$26,227$26,975$27,730$27,760$28,466
GS-2$25,587$26,196$27,043$27,760$28,072$28,897$29,723$30,548$31,374$32,200
GS-3$27,918$28,848$29,779$30,710$31,640$32,571$33,502$34,432$35,363$36,294
GS-4$31,341$32,385$33,429$34,473$35,517$36,561$37,606$38,650$39,694$40,738
GS-5$35,064$36,233$37,401$38,570$39,738$40,907$42,075$43,243$44,412$45,580
GS-6$39,086$40,389$41,693$42,996$44,299$45,603$46,906$48,210$49,513$50,817
GS-7$43,435$44,882$46,330$47,778$49,226$50,674$52,122$53,570$55,018$56,466
GS-8$48,102$49,705$51,309$52,912$54,515$56,119$57,722$59,325$60,929$62,532
GS-9$53,130$54,900$56,671$58,441$60,212$61,982$63,753$65,523$67,294$69,064
GS-10$58,508$60,458$62,408$64,357$66,307$68,257$70,207$72,156$74,106$76,056
GS-11$64,281$66,424$68,567$70,711$72,854$74,997$77,141$79,284$81,427$83,570
GS-12$77,046$79,615$82,183$84,752$87,321$89,889$92,458$95,026$97,595$100,164
GS-13$91,618$94,672$97,725$100,779$103,833$106,886$109,940$112,994$116,047$119,101
GS-14$108,265$111,874$115,483$119,092$122,702$126,311$129,920$133,529$137,138$140,748
GS-15$127,349$131,594$135,839$140,083$144,328$148,573$152,818$157,062$161,307$165,552

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 18.86% 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$22,640$23,399$24,152$24,900$25,654$26,093$26,837$27,589$27,618$28,321
GS-2$25,456$26,062$26,905$27,618$27,929$28,750$29,571$30,393$31,214$32,035
GS-3$27,775$28,701$29,627$30,553$31,479$32,405$33,331$34,257$35,183$36,108
GS-4$31,181$32,219$33,258$34,297$35,336$36,375$37,414$38,452$39,491$40,530
GS-5$34,885$36,048$37,210$38,373$39,535$40,698$41,860$43,023$44,185$45,347
GS-6$38,886$40,183$41,480$42,777$44,073$45,370$46,667$47,964$49,260$50,557
GS-7$43,213$44,653$46,094$47,534$48,975$50,416$51,856$53,297$54,737$56,178
GS-8$47,857$49,452$51,047$52,642$54,237$55,832$57,427$59,022$60,617$62,213
GS-9$52,858$54,620$56,381$58,143$59,904$61,666$63,427$65,189$66,950$68,712
GS-10$58,209$60,149$62,089$64,029$65,968$67,908$69,848$71,788$73,728$75,667
GS-11$63,953$66,085$68,217$70,350$72,482$74,614$76,747$78,879$81,011$83,144
GS-12$76,653$79,208$81,764$84,319$86,875$89,430$91,986$94,541$97,097$99,652
GS-13$91,150$94,188$97,226$100,264$103,302$106,340$109,379$112,417$115,455$118,493
GS-14$107,712$111,303$114,894$118,484$122,075$125,666$129,257$132,847$136,438$140,029
GS-15$126,699$130,922$135,145$139,368$143,591$147,814$152,037$156,260$160,484$164,707
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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 18.61% 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$22,593$23,350$24,102$24,848$25,600$26,038$26,781$27,531$27,560$28,261
GS-2$25,403$26,008$26,849$27,560$27,870$28,689$29,509$30,329$31,148$31,968
GS-3$27,717$28,641$29,565$30,489$31,413$32,337$33,261$34,185$35,109$36,033
GS-4$31,115$32,152$33,188$34,225$35,262$36,298$37,335$38,372$39,408$40,445
GS-5$34,812$35,972$37,132$38,292$39,452$40,612$41,772$42,932$44,092$45,252
GS-6$38,804$40,098$41,393$42,687$43,981$45,275$46,569$47,863$49,157$50,451
GS-7$43,122$44,559$45,997$47,435$48,872$50,310$51,747$53,185$54,622$56,060
GS-8$47,756$49,348$50,939$52,531$54,123$55,715$57,306$58,898$60,490$62,082
GS-9$52,747$54,505$56,263$58,020$59,778$61,536$63,294$65,052$66,809$68,567
GS-10$58,087$60,023$61,958$63,894$65,830$67,765$69,701$71,637$73,573$75,508
GS-11$63,818$65,946$68,074$70,202$72,330$74,457$76,585$78,713$80,841$82,969
GS-12$76,492$79,042$81,592$84,142$86,692$89,242$91,792$94,342$96,893$99,443
GS-13$90,958$93,990$97,022$100,053$103,085$106,117$109,148$112,180$115,212$118,243
GS-14$107,486$111,069$114,652$118,235$121,818$125,402$128,985$132,568$136,151$139,734
GS-15$126,432$130,647$134,861$139,075$143,289$147,503$151,718$155,932$160,146$164,360

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 15.67% (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$22,033$22,771$23,504$24,232$24,965$25,393$26,117$26,848$26,877$27,561
GS-2$24,773$25,363$26,183$26,877$27,179$27,978$28,778$29,577$30,376$31,175
GS-3$27,030$27,931$28,832$29,733$30,634$31,535$32,436$33,337$34,238$35,139
GS-4$30,344$31,355$32,366$33,377$34,388$35,398$36,409$37,420$38,431$39,442
GS-5$33,949$35,080$36,212$37,343$38,474$39,605$40,737$41,868$42,999$44,130
GS-6$37,843$39,105$40,367$41,628$42,890$44,152$45,414$46,676$47,938$49,200
GS-7$42,053$43,455$44,857$46,259$47,661$49,063$50,465$51,866$53,268$54,670
GS-8$46,572$48,125$49,677$51,229$52,781$54,334$55,886$57,438$58,991$60,543
GS-9$51,440$53,154$54,868$56,582$58,297$60,011$61,725$63,439$65,153$66,868
GS-10$56,647$58,535$60,423$62,310$64,198$66,086$67,973$69,861$71,749$73,637
GS-11$62,236$64,311$66,386$68,462$70,537$72,612$74,687$76,762$78,837$80,912
GS-12$74,596$77,082$79,569$82,056$84,543$87,030$89,517$92,004$94,491$96,978
GS-13$88,704$91,660$94,617$97,573$100,530$103,486$106,443$109,400$112,356$115,313
GS-14$104,821$108,316$111,810$115,304$118,799$122,293$125,788$129,282$132,776$136,271
GS-15$123,298$127,408$131,518$135,628$139,737$143,847$147,957$152,067$156,176$160,286

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 $166,500, 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/2019/ohio