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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Kentucky for 2007

The Law Enforcement (LEO) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Like the General Schedule (GS) Payscale, under the LEO payscale an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the LEO 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 LEO payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Kentucky has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly LEO pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a LEO-1 broken down by county in the interactive map.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.38% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

LEO Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
LEO-3$28,736$29,534$30,332$31,130$31,929$32,727$33,525$34,323$35,121$35,919
LEO-4$32,256$33,152$34,047$34,943$35,838$36,734$37,630$38,525$39,421$40,317
LEO-5$37,093$38,096$39,098$40,101$41,103$42,105$43,108$44,110$45,113$46,115
LEO-6$39,113$40,231$41,348$42,466$43,583$44,701$45,818$46,936$48,053$49,170
LEO-7$42,224$43,466$44,708$45,950$47,191$48,433$49,675$50,917$52,159$53,401
LEO-8$44,012$45,387$46,763$48,139$49,514$50,890$52,266$53,641$55,017$56,393
LEO-9$47,091$48,609$50,128$51,647$53,166$54,685$56,204$57,723$59,242$60,761
LEO-10$51,858$53,531$55,204$56,876$58,549$60,222$61,894$63,567$65,240$66,912

The Cincinnati locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Kentucky Locality Adjustment: 12.64%

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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 12.64% (shown in the table below).

LEO Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
LEO-3$27,575$28,341$29,107$29,873$30,639$31,405$32,171$32,937$33,703$34,469
LEO-4$30,953$31,813$32,672$33,532$34,391$35,251$36,110$36,970$37,829$38,688
LEO-5$35,595$36,557$37,519$38,481$39,443$40,405$41,367$42,329$43,291$44,253
LEO-6$37,534$38,606$39,679$40,751$41,823$42,896$43,968$45,040$46,113$47,185
LEO-7$40,519$41,711$42,902$44,094$45,286$46,478$47,669$48,861$50,053$51,244
LEO-8$42,234$43,555$44,875$46,195$47,515$48,835$50,155$51,475$52,795$54,116
LEO-9$45,189$46,646$48,104$49,562$51,019$52,477$53,934$55,392$56,849$58,307
LEO-10$49,764$51,369$52,975$54,580$56,185$57,790$59,395$61,000$62,605$64,210

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $145,400 the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).

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Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2007/kentucky