Page updated 8/3/2018 . There are 47 General Schedule (GS) locality pay areas applicable in January 2018. Locality Pay Areas Definitions list the areas within a locality that receive this adjustment. The majority of locations within a specific locality are counties, a few are identifyed by state codes. Each salary figure on the GS 2018 non-locality pay table was multiplied by 1.2822 to create the 2018 DC area locality pay table, which covers DC and surrounding areas in parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The locality table construction differs from the GS nonlocality base table, in which steps 2-10 are derived by. 2018 GS Pay Raise: This year, the General Schedule base payscale received a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise. A GS-13 Step 3 federal employee would receive an effective raise of $1,114.00 in 2018, from $79,556.00 per year (based on the 2017 GS base table ) to $80,670.00 per year.Macroeconomics cona portal Management and.