Benefits & Pay

The DNFSB has competitive salaries and benefits and offers a great work environment.

Pay Rates

Salaries for General Schedule and Senior Executive Service positions are available on OPM's web site at is external).

Entry-level Engineers and Technical Staff pay levels range from DN-I to DN-V and are called Pay Bands. Base Pay plus Locality Pay for employees covered under the DN pay schedule is limited to $204,000, the rate for Level III of the Executive Schedule.

Employees covered under the DN pay schedules are eligible for locality pay. The 2024 cumulative locality rate for the Washington Metropolitan area (DC-MD-VA-WV-PA) is 33.26%.

Technical Staff Pay Schedule

2024 Basic Pay Rates

DN-I      $43,832 - $73,213

DN-II      $66,400 - $91,357

DN-III     $81,483 - $117,971

DN-IV     $104,093 - $161,676

DN-V      $146,936 - $191,704

* This chart does not include the locality rate for the Washington Metropolitan area.

Financial and Health Benefits

As a DNFSB employee, you may be eligible to take advantage of the myriad benefits offered to federal employees. Many of the benefits are cost shared by the government, keeping your cost down. Our benefits are comparable to and often better than those of many employers in private industry. Our fringe benefits program offers:

  • Wide variety of health insurance plans at government rates;
  • Low-cost life insurance coverage;
  • Comprehensive retirement benefits;
  • Tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan;
  • Metrochek or SmartBenefits transit subsidy up to $245.00;
  • Pre-tax parking benefit;
  • 13 to 26 days annual (vacation) leave per year, based on length of service;
  • 13 paid sick leave days per year;
  • 10 paid holidays per year;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Military Leave;
  • Employee Recognition;
  • Access to Health Unit;
  • Family-friendly workplace policy;
  • Telework options;
  • Alternative Work Schedule options;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP);
  • Fitness Facility;
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (restrictions may apply);
  • Overtime and compensatory time off; and
  • Workers’ compensation benefits.