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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Maryland for 2021

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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.

Maryland 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 Maryland, 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 30.48% 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$25,754$26,618$27,474$28,326$29,182$29,683$30,530$31,383$31,417$32,216
GS-2$28,959$29,648$30,607$31,417$31,771$32,705$33,639$34,573$35,508$36,442
GS-3$31,597$32,650$33,703$34,756$35,809$36,862$37,915$38,968$40,021$41,074
GS-4$35,470$36,652$37,834$39,016$40,198$41,380$42,563$43,745$44,927$46,109
GS-5$39,684$41,007$42,330$43,653$44,976$46,300$47,623$48,946$50,269$51,592
GS-6$44,237$45,711$47,185$48,660$50,134$51,609$53,083$54,558$56,032$57,506
GS-7$49,157$50,796$52,435$54,074$55,712$57,351$58,990$60,629$62,268$63,906
GS-8$54,440$56,255$58,070$59,885$61,700$63,515$65,330$67,145$68,960$70,775
GS-9$60,129$62,133$64,137$66,142$68,146$70,150$72,154$74,158$76,162$78,167
GS-10$66,216$68,424$70,631$72,839$75,047$77,255$79,462$81,670$83,878$86,085
GS-11$72,750$75,176$77,602$80,027$82,453$84,879$87,304$89,730$92,155$94,581
GS-12$87,198$90,106$93,013$95,920$98,827$101,734$104,641$107,548$110,455$113,362
GS-13$103,690$107,146$110,603$114,059$117,516$120,972$124,428$127,885$131,341$134,798
GS-14$122,530$126,614$130,698$134,782$138,866$142,950$147,034$151,118$155,202$159,286
GS-15$144,128$148,932$153,737$158,541$163,345$168,150$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*$172,500*

The Washington DC locality pay rate also applies to Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Washington DC GS locality include Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort George G. Meade, Fort Detrick, Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews, and other facilities within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.04% 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$24,878$25,712$26,539$27,362$28,189$28,673$29,491$30,315$30,348$31,119
GS-2$27,973$28,639$29,565$30,348$30,689$31,592$32,494$33,397$34,299$35,202
GS-3$30,522$31,539$32,556$33,573$34,590$35,608$36,625$37,642$38,659$39,676
GS-4$34,263$35,405$36,547$37,688$38,830$39,972$41,114$42,256$43,398$44,540
GS-5$38,334$39,612$40,890$42,168$43,446$44,724$46,002$47,280$48,558$49,836
GS-6$42,731$44,156$45,580$47,004$48,428$49,853$51,277$52,701$54,125$55,550
GS-7$47,484$49,067$50,650$52,233$53,817$55,400$56,983$58,566$60,149$61,732
GS-8$52,588$54,341$56,094$57,847$59,601$61,354$63,107$64,860$66,613$68,367
GS-9$58,083$60,019$61,955$63,891$65,827$67,763$69,699$71,635$73,571$75,507
GS-10$63,963$66,095$68,228$70,361$72,493$74,626$76,758$78,891$81,024$83,156
GS-11$70,275$72,618$74,961$77,304$79,647$81,990$84,333$86,676$89,020$91,363
GS-12$84,231$87,039$89,848$92,656$95,464$98,272$101,080$103,888$106,697$109,505
GS-13$100,161$103,500$106,839$110,178$113,517$116,855$120,194$123,533$126,872$130,211
GS-14$118,360$122,305$126,250$130,196$134,141$138,086$142,031$145,976$149,921$153,866
GS-15$139,224$143,865$148,505$153,146$157,787$162,428$167,069$171,709$172,500*$172,500*
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Rest of Maryland

Any federal employees in Maryland 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 15.95% (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$22,886$23,654$24,414$25,172$25,932$26,377$27,130$27,888$27,918$28,628
GS-2$25,734$26,346$27,198$27,918$28,233$29,063$29,893$30,723$31,553$32,384
GS-3$28,078$29,014$29,950$30,886$31,821$32,757$33,693$34,628$35,564$36,500
GS-4$31,520$32,570$33,621$34,671$35,722$36,772$37,823$38,873$39,924$40,974
GS-5$35,265$36,441$37,616$38,792$39,968$41,144$42,319$43,495$44,671$45,847
GS-6$39,311$40,621$41,931$43,241$44,551$45,862$47,172$48,482$49,792$51,103
GS-7$43,683$45,139$46,596$48,052$49,508$50,965$52,421$53,877$55,334$56,790
GS-8$48,378$49,991$51,604$53,216$54,829$56,442$58,055$59,668$61,281$62,894
GS-9$53,433$55,214$56,995$58,776$60,557$62,338$64,119$65,900$67,681$69,462
GS-10$58,842$60,804$62,766$64,728$66,690$68,652$70,614$72,575$74,537$76,499
GS-11$64,649$66,805$68,960$71,116$73,271$75,427$77,582$79,738$81,893$84,049
GS-12$77,488$80,072$82,655$85,238$87,822$90,405$92,988$95,572$98,155$100,739
GS-13$92,143$95,215$98,286$101,358$104,429$107,501$110,572$113,644$116,715$119,787
GS-14$108,885$112,514$116,144$119,773$123,402$127,031$130,661$134,290$137,919$141,548
GS-15$128,078$132,348$136,617$140,886$145,155$149,425$153,694$157,963$162,233$166,502
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $172,500, 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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