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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Ohio 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.

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 20.82% 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$23,847$24,647$25,440$26,229$27,021$27,485$28,269$29,060$29,091$29,830
GS-2$26,815$27,453$28,341$29,091$29,418$30,284$31,149$32,014$32,879$33,744
GS-3$29,258$30,233$31,208$32,183$33,158$34,133$35,108$36,083$37,058$38,033
GS-4$32,844$33,938$35,033$36,128$37,222$38,317$39,411$40,506$41,601$42,695
GS-5$36,746$37,971$39,196$40,422$41,647$42,872$44,097$45,322$46,547$47,772
GS-6$40,962$42,327$43,692$45,057$46,423$47,788$49,153$50,518$51,884$53,249
GS-7$45,518$47,035$48,553$50,070$51,588$53,105$54,623$56,140$57,658$59,175
GS-8$50,410$52,090$53,771$55,452$57,132$58,813$60,493$62,174$63,855$65,535
GS-9$55,677$57,533$59,389$61,245$63,101$64,956$66,812$68,668$70,524$72,380
GS-10$61,314$63,358$65,402$67,447$69,491$71,535$73,579$75,624$77,668$79,712
GS-11$67,364$69,610$71,856$74,103$76,349$78,595$80,841$83,087$85,333$87,579
GS-12$80,743$83,435$86,127$88,818$91,510$94,202$96,894$99,586$102,278$104,970
GS-13$96,013$99,214$102,414$105,615$108,815$112,016$115,216$118,417$121,617$124,818
GS-14$113,458$117,240$121,022$124,803$128,585$132,367$136,148$139,930$143,712$147,493
GS-15$133,458$137,906$142,355$146,804$151,252$155,701$160,149$164,598$169,047$172,500*

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 20.55% 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$23,794$24,592$25,383$26,170$26,961$27,424$28,206$28,995$29,026$29,764
GS-2$26,755$27,391$28,277$29,026$29,353$30,216$31,079$31,942$32,805$33,668
GS-3$29,192$30,165$31,138$32,111$33,084$34,057$35,029$36,002$36,975$37,948
GS-4$32,770$33,862$34,955$36,047$37,139$38,231$39,323$40,416$41,508$42,600
GS-5$36,664$37,886$39,109$40,331$41,554$42,776$43,998$45,221$46,443$47,665
GS-6$40,870$42,232$43,594$44,957$46,319$47,681$49,043$50,406$51,768$53,130
GS-7$45,416$46,930$48,444$49,958$51,472$52,987$54,501$56,015$57,529$59,043
GS-8$50,297$51,974$53,651$55,328$57,004$58,681$60,358$62,035$63,712$65,389
GS-9$55,553$57,405$59,256$61,108$62,960$64,811$66,663$68,515$70,366$72,218
GS-10$61,177$63,216$65,256$67,296$69,336$71,375$73,415$75,455$77,494$79,534
GS-11$67,214$69,455$71,696$73,937$76,178$78,419$80,660$82,901$85,142$87,383
GS-12$80,562$83,248$85,934$88,620$91,306$93,992$96,677$99,363$102,049$104,735
GS-13$95,799$98,992$102,185$105,379$108,572$111,766$114,959$118,152$121,346$124,539
GS-14$113,205$116,978$120,751$124,525$128,298$132,071$135,844$139,617$143,391$147,164
GS-15$133,160$137,598$142,037$146,475$150,914$155,353$159,791$164,230$168,669$172,500*

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 20.02% 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$23,690$24,484$25,271$26,055$26,842$27,303$28,082$28,867$28,898$29,633
GS-2$26,637$27,271$28,153$28,898$29,224$30,083$30,942$31,802$32,661$33,520
GS-3$29,064$30,033$31,001$31,970$32,938$33,907$34,875$35,844$36,813$37,781
GS-4$32,626$33,714$34,801$35,888$36,976$38,063$39,151$40,238$41,325$42,413
GS-5$36,503$37,720$38,937$40,154$41,371$42,588$43,805$45,022$46,239$47,456
GS-6$40,690$42,047$43,403$44,759$46,115$47,472$48,828$50,184$51,540$52,896
GS-7$45,216$46,724$48,231$49,739$51,246$52,754$54,261$55,768$57,276$58,783
GS-8$50,076$51,745$53,415$55,084$56,754$58,423$60,093$61,762$63,432$65,101
GS-9$55,309$57,152$58,996$60,839$62,683$64,526$66,370$68,213$70,057$71,900
GS-10$60,908$62,938$64,969$67,000$69,031$71,061$73,092$75,123$77,154$79,184
GS-11$66,918$69,150$71,381$73,612$75,843$78,074$80,305$82,537$84,768$86,999
GS-12$80,208$82,882$85,556$88,230$90,904$93,578$96,252$98,926$101,601$104,275
GS-13$95,377$98,557$101,736$104,915$108,095$111,274$114,453$117,633$120,812$123,991
GS-14$112,707$116,464$120,220$123,977$127,734$131,490$135,247$139,004$142,760$146,517
GS-15$132,574$136,993$141,412$145,832$150,251$154,670$159,089$163,508$167,927$172,346

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 19.4% 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$23,567$24,358$25,141$25,921$26,704$27,162$27,937$28,718$28,749$29,480
GS-2$26,500$27,130$28,008$28,749$29,073$29,928$30,783$31,637$32,492$33,347
GS-3$28,914$29,877$30,841$31,805$32,768$33,732$34,695$35,659$36,622$37,586
GS-4$32,458$33,539$34,621$35,703$36,785$37,867$38,948$40,030$41,112$42,194
GS-5$36,314$37,525$38,736$39,946$41,157$42,368$43,579$44,789$46,000$47,211
GS-6$40,480$41,829$43,179$44,528$45,877$47,226$48,576$49,925$51,274$52,623
GS-7$44,983$46,482$47,982$49,482$50,981$52,481$53,981$55,480$56,980$58,480
GS-8$49,817$51,478$53,139$54,800$56,461$58,122$59,782$61,443$63,104$64,765
GS-9$55,023$56,857$58,691$60,525$62,359$64,193$66,027$67,861$69,695$71,529
GS-10$60,593$62,613$64,634$66,654$68,674$70,694$72,715$74,735$76,755$78,775
GS-11$66,573$68,792$71,012$73,232$75,451$77,671$79,891$82,110$84,330$86,549
GS-12$79,794$82,454$85,114$87,775$90,435$93,095$95,755$98,415$101,076$103,736
GS-13$94,885$98,048$101,211$104,374$107,536$110,699$113,862$117,025$120,188$123,351
GS-14$112,125$115,862$119,599$123,337$127,074$130,811$134,548$138,285$142,023$145,760
GS-15$131,889$136,286$140,682$145,078$149,474$153,871$158,267$162,663$167,060$171,456
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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 19.18% 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$23,524$24,313$25,095$25,873$26,655$27,112$27,886$28,665$28,696$29,426
GS-2$26,451$27,080$27,956$28,696$29,019$29,872$30,726$31,579$32,432$33,286
GS-3$28,861$29,822$30,784$31,746$32,708$33,670$34,631$35,593$36,555$37,517
GS-4$32,398$33,478$34,557$35,637$36,717$37,797$38,877$39,956$41,036$42,116
GS-5$36,247$37,456$38,664$39,873$41,081$42,290$43,498$44,707$45,915$47,124
GS-6$40,406$41,752$43,099$44,446$45,793$47,139$48,486$49,833$51,179$52,526
GS-7$44,900$46,397$47,894$49,391$50,887$52,384$53,881$55,378$56,875$58,372
GS-8$49,725$51,383$53,041$54,699$56,357$58,014$59,672$61,330$62,988$64,646
GS-9$54,922$56,752$58,583$60,414$62,244$64,075$65,905$67,736$69,567$71,397
GS-10$60,481$62,498$64,515$66,531$68,548$70,564$72,581$74,597$76,614$78,630
GS-11$66,450$68,666$70,881$73,097$75,312$77,528$79,743$81,959$84,174$86,390
GS-12$79,647$82,302$84,957$87,613$90,268$92,923$95,579$98,234$100,889$103,545
GS-13$94,710$97,867$101,024$104,181$107,338$110,495$113,652$116,810$119,967$123,124
GS-14$111,918$115,649$119,379$123,109$126,840$130,570$134,300$138,031$141,761$145,491
GS-15$131,646$136,034$140,423$144,811$149,199$153,587$157,975$162,364$166,752$171,140

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 15.95% (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

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 $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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