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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Virginia 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.

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 29.32% 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$24,633$25,458$26,278$27,091$27,911$28,390$29,199$30,016$30,049$30,813
GS-2$27,696$28,356$29,273$30,049$30,386$31,280$32,174$33,067$33,961$34,854
GS-3$30,219$31,227$32,234$33,242$34,249$35,257$36,264$37,271$38,279$39,286
GS-4$33,925$35,055$36,185$37,315$38,446$39,576$40,706$41,836$42,967$44,097
GS-5$37,955$39,220$40,485$41,750$43,014$44,279$45,544$46,809$48,073$49,338
GS-6$42,308$43,719$45,130$46,541$47,952$49,363$50,774$52,184$53,595$55,006
GS-7$47,016$48,583$50,150$51,718$53,285$54,852$56,420$57,987$59,554$61,122
GS-8$52,068$53,804$55,539$57,275$59,010$60,745$62,481$64,216$65,952$67,687
GS-9$57,510$59,426$61,343$63,259$65,176$67,093$69,009$70,926$72,842$74,759
GS-10$63,332$65,442$67,553$69,663$71,774$73,884$75,995$78,105$80,216$82,326
GS-11$69,581$71,901$74,221$76,541$78,861$81,181$83,501$85,821$88,141$90,461
GS-12$83,398$86,179$88,959$91,740$94,520$97,300$100,081$102,861$105,642$108,422
GS-13$99,172$102,477$105,782$109,088$112,393$115,699$119,004$122,310$125,615$128,920
GS-14$117,191$121,098$125,005$128,911$132,818$136,725$140,632$144,538$148,445$152,352
GS-15$137,849$142,443$147,038$151,633$156,228$160,822$165,417$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

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 19.38% 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$22,740$23,501$24,258$25,009$25,766$26,207$26,955$27,709$27,739$28,445
GS-2$25,568$26,176$27,023$27,739$28,051$28,876$29,701$30,525$31,350$32,175
GS-3$27,897$28,827$29,757$30,687$31,617$32,547$33,477$34,407$35,336$36,266
GS-4$31,317$32,360$33,404$34,447$35,490$36,534$37,577$38,621$39,664$40,707
GS-5$35,038$36,206$37,373$38,541$39,708$40,876$42,043$43,211$44,378$45,546
GS-6$39,056$40,359$41,661$42,964$44,266$45,569$46,871$48,173$49,476$50,778
GS-7$43,402$44,849$46,296$47,742$49,189$50,636$52,083$53,530$54,977$56,424
GS-8$48,066$49,668$51,270$52,872$54,474$56,076$57,678$59,281$60,883$62,485
GS-9$53,089$54,859$56,628$58,397$60,166$61,936$63,705$65,474$67,243$69,012
GS-10$58,464$60,412$62,361$64,309$66,257$68,205$70,154$72,102$74,050$75,999
GS-11$64,232$66,374$68,516$70,657$72,799$74,941$77,082$79,224$81,366$83,508
GS-12$76,988$79,555$82,122$84,688$87,255$89,822$92,388$94,955$97,522$100,088
GS-13$91,549$94,600$97,652$100,703$103,754$106,806$109,857$112,908$115,960$119,011
GS-14$108,183$111,790$115,396$119,003$122,609$126,216$129,822$133,429$137,035$140,642
GS-15$127,253$131,495$135,736$139,978$144,219$148,461$152,703$156,944$161,186$165,427

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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VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC

The VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.91% 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$22,079$22,818$23,553$24,282$25,017$25,446$26,171$26,904$26,933$27,618
GS-2$24,824$25,416$26,237$26,933$27,235$28,036$28,837$29,638$30,439$31,240
GS-3$27,086$27,989$28,892$29,795$30,698$31,601$32,503$33,406$34,309$35,212
GS-4$30,407$31,420$32,433$33,446$34,459$35,472$36,485$37,498$38,511$39,524
GS-5$34,020$35,153$36,287$37,420$38,554$39,688$40,821$41,955$43,088$44,222
GS-6$37,921$39,186$40,450$41,715$42,979$44,244$45,509$46,773$48,038$49,302
GS-7$42,140$43,545$44,950$46,355$47,760$49,164$50,569$51,974$53,379$54,784
GS-8$46,669$48,224$49,780$51,335$52,891$54,446$56,002$57,557$59,113$60,668
GS-9$51,546$53,264$54,982$56,700$58,417$60,135$61,853$63,571$65,289$67,006
GS-10$56,765$58,656$60,548$62,440$64,331$66,223$68,115$70,006$71,898$73,789
GS-11$62,365$64,445$66,524$68,604$70,683$72,763$74,842$76,921$79,001$81,080
GS-12$74,750$77,242$79,734$82,227$84,719$87,211$89,703$92,195$94,687$97,179
GS-13$88,888$91,851$94,813$97,776$100,739$103,701$106,664$109,627$112,589$115,552
GS-14$105,039$108,540$112,042$115,544$119,045$122,547$126,049$129,550$133,052$136,554
GS-15$123,554$127,673$131,791$135,909$140,027$144,146$148,264$152,382$156,501$160,619

The Virginia Beach locality pay rate also applies to Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and other cities 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 15.67% (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 Blackstone, Radford, Wallops Island, 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 $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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