The OFR offers a highly competitive pay and benefits package designed to attract and retain world-class talent and meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Examples of our competitive offerings include:
- Compensation program that rewards employees for exceptional performance.
- OFR specific insurance and retirement plans, as well as programs offered by the federal government (Federal Title V benefits).
- A number of benefits designed to allow employees to balance their work and personal lives.
We encourage you to explore the OFR compensation and benefits programs to learn more.
OFR Salary Structure
Unlike most civilian federal agencies, the OFR does not follow the General Schedule (GS) Pay Scale. The General Schedule has 15 grades — GS-1 to GS-15 — and the Senior Executive Service (SES). The OFR’s Compensation Program, the OR Pay Plan, consists of sixteen pay bands, OR-11 to OR-80 (see Base Pay table below). These pay bands cover positions from the entry-level to the senior executive. Employee compensation is based on the duties and responsibilities of the position, expertise, the increased contributions employees bring to their positions as they develop, and, finally, employee performance.
Geographic Differentials (Geo Pay)
Employees assigned to designated locations are eligible to receive a geographic pay differential in effect for that location. Geo pay is based on costs of labor and supplements employees' base salaries to provide locally competitive salaries.