GS Locality Pay Tables

Salary Table 2024-DCB

Incorporating the 4.7% General Schedule Increase and a Locality Payment of 33.26%

For the Locality Pay Area of Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

Total Increase: 5.31%

Effective January 2024

Annual Rates by Grade and Step

Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
1 29299 30282 31255 32226 33198 33767 34732 35703 35742 36649
2 32945 33728 34820 35742 36145 37209 38272 39336 40399 41463
3 35947 37145 38343 39541 40739 41937 43135 44333 45531 46729
4 40351 41696 43040 44385 45730 47074 48419 49763 51108 52452
5 45146 46650 48155 49659 51164 52668 54173 55677 57182 58686
6 50326 52003 53681 55359 57037 58714 60392 62070 63748 65425
7 55924 57788 59653 61517 63381 65245 67110 68974 70838 72703
8 61933 63997 66061 68125 70189 72254 74318 76382 78446 80510
9 68405 70685 72965 75245 77525 79805 82085 84366 86646 88926
10 75329 77840 80350 82861 85372 87882 90393 92904 95414 97925
11 82764 85522 88281 91039 93798 96556 99315 102073 104832 107590
12 99200 102506 105812 109119 112425 115731 119037 122343 125650 128956
13 117962 121894 125827 129759 133692 137624 141557 145489 149422 153354
14 139395 144042 148689 153336 157982 162629 167276 171923 176570 181216
15 163964 169429 174894 180359 185824 191289 191900 * 191900 * 191900 * 191900 *

Source: OPM
* Rate limited to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).

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Locality raises are determined by comparisons of local private sector salary rates, not by cost of living. An individual’s rate is based on where he or she works, not where he or she lives.

Four new localities are effective in 2024 and the boundaries of most prior localities were expanded, providing an additional pay boost to affected employees—a total of some 33,300—by moving them into an area with a specific rate from the rest of the U.S. locality. The raises for the new localities are: Fresno, Calif., 5.28; Reno, Nev., 5.25; Rochester, N.Y., 5.46; and Spokane, Wash., 5.31.

Federal Pay Systems
The general schedule salary system for white collar federal employees is what is generally referred to the “civil service” pay system even though it now covers only just more than half of the workforce. The wage system for blue collar employees is the next largest while numerous other special salary systems make up the rest.

Separate salary systems are maintained for Senior Executive Service members, the U.S. Postal Service, the Foreign Service, law enforcement officers, most medical personnel of the Veterans Health Administration and high-level officials including administrative law judges, Board of Contract Appeal members, and certain senior professional employees.

Presidential appointees are paid under the Executive Schedule system while federal judges and members of Congress also have separate pay schedules.

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