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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Maryland for 2022

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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 31.53% 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$26,532$27,423$28,304$29,183$30,064$30,579$31,453$32,331$32,367$33,190
GS-2$29,834$30,544$31,532$32,367$32,733$33,695$34,658$35,621$36,584$37,547
GS-3$32,552$33,637$34,723$35,808$36,893$37,978$39,063$40,148$41,233$42,318
GS-4$36,542$37,760$38,978$40,196$41,414$42,632$43,849$45,067$46,285$47,503
GS-5$40,883$42,246$43,609$44,971$46,334$47,697$49,059$50,422$51,785$53,147
GS-6$45,574$47,093$48,612$50,131$51,651$53,170$54,689$56,208$57,727$59,246
GS-7$50,643$52,331$54,018$55,706$57,393$59,081$60,768$62,456$64,143$65,831
GS-8$56,086$57,955$59,824$61,693$63,562$65,431$67,300$69,169$71,038$72,907
GS-9$61,947$64,012$66,077$68,142$70,207$72,272$74,337$76,402$78,467$80,532
GS-10$68,217$70,491$72,765$75,039$77,313$79,587$81,862$84,136$86,410$88,684
GS-11$74,950$77,447$79,945$82,443$84,941$87,439$89,936$92,434$94,932$97,430
GS-12$89,834$92,829$95,824$98,818$101,813$104,808$107,803$110,798$113,793$116,788
GS-13$106,823$110,384$113,944$117,505$121,065$124,626$128,187$131,747$135,308$138,868
GS-14$126,233$130,441$134,649$138,856$143,064$147,272$151,479$155,687$159,894$164,102
GS-15$148,484$153,434$158,383$163,333$168,282$173,232$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*

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 Fort Campbell, 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 26.95% 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$25,608$26,468$27,318$28,166$29,017$29,515$30,358$31,206$31,240$32,035
GS-2$28,795$29,480$30,434$31,240$31,593$32,522$33,451$34,381$35,310$36,239
GS-3$31,419$32,466$33,514$34,561$35,608$36,656$37,703$38,750$39,798$40,845
GS-4$35,269$36,445$37,620$38,796$39,971$41,147$42,323$43,498$44,674$45,849
GS-5$39,460$40,775$42,090$43,405$44,721$46,036$47,351$48,666$49,981$51,297
GS-6$43,987$45,453$46,919$48,386$49,852$51,318$52,785$54,251$55,717$57,183
GS-7$48,880$50,508$52,137$53,766$55,395$57,023$58,652$60,281$61,910$63,538
GS-8$54,133$55,937$57,741$59,545$61,349$63,153$64,957$66,760$68,564$70,368
GS-9$59,790$61,783$63,776$65,769$67,762$69,755$71,748$73,741$75,735$77,728
GS-10$65,841$68,036$70,231$72,426$74,621$76,816$79,011$81,206$83,401$85,596
GS-11$72,340$74,751$77,161$79,572$81,983$84,394$86,805$89,215$91,626$94,037
GS-12$86,706$89,596$92,487$95,378$98,268$101,159$104,049$106,940$109,831$112,721
GS-13$103,104$106,540$109,977$113,413$116,850$120,286$123,723$127,159$130,596$134,033
GS-14$121,838$125,899$129,960$134,021$138,082$142,143$146,205$150,266$154,327$158,388
GS-15$143,314$148,091$152,868$157,645$162,422$167,199$171,977$176,300*$176,300*$176,300*
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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 16.2% (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$23,440$24,227$25,005$25,781$26,560$27,015$27,787$28,563$28,594$29,322
GS-2$26,356$26,984$27,857$28,594$28,918$29,768$30,619$31,469$32,320$33,170
GS-3$28,758$29,717$30,676$31,634$32,593$33,552$34,510$35,469$36,428$37,386
GS-4$32,283$33,359$34,435$35,511$36,587$37,663$38,739$39,815$40,891$41,967
GS-5$36,118$37,322$38,526$39,730$40,934$42,138$43,341$44,545$45,749$46,953
GS-6$40,262$41,604$42,946$44,288$45,631$46,973$48,315$49,657$50,999$52,341
GS-7$44,740$46,231$47,722$49,213$50,704$52,195$53,686$55,176$56,667$58,158
GS-8$49,549$51,200$52,851$54,502$56,154$57,805$59,456$61,107$62,758$64,410
GS-9$54,727$56,551$58,375$60,200$62,024$63,848$65,673$67,497$69,321$71,146
GS-10$60,266$62,275$64,284$66,293$68,302$70,311$72,321$74,330$76,339$78,348
GS-11$66,214$68,421$70,628$72,834$75,041$77,247$79,454$81,661$83,867$86,074
GS-12$79,363$82,009$84,655$87,301$89,947$92,593$95,239$97,885$100,530$103,176
GS-13$94,373$97,519$100,664$103,810$106,955$110,101$113,246$116,392$119,537$122,683
GS-14$111,521$115,238$118,955$122,672$126,390$130,107$133,824$137,541$141,259$144,976
GS-15$131,178$135,551$139,923$144,296$148,669$153,041$157,414$161,786$166,159$170,532
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $176,300, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2022/maryland