Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.44% 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$29,975$30,807$31,640$32,472$33,305$34,137$34,970$35,803$36,635$37,468
LEO-4$33,647$34,581$35,515$36,449$37,383$38,318$39,252$40,186$41,120$42,054
LEO-5$38,692$39,738$40,784$41,829$42,875$43,920$44,966$46,012$47,057$48,103
LEO-6$40,799$41,965$43,131$44,296$45,462$46,628$47,793$48,959$50,124$51,290
LEO-7$44,044$45,340$46,635$47,930$49,226$50,521$51,817$53,112$54,407$55,703
LEO-8$45,909$47,344$48,779$50,214$51,649$53,084$54,519$55,954$57,389$58,824
LEO-9$49,120$50,705$52,289$53,874$55,458$57,042$58,627$60,211$61,795$63,380
LEO-10$54,094$55,839$57,584$59,328$61,073$62,818$64,563$66,307$68,052$69,797

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.97% 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$29,615$30,437$31,260$32,082$32,905$33,728$34,550$35,373$36,195$37,018
LEO-4$33,243$34,166$35,089$36,012$36,935$37,858$38,781$39,704$40,627$41,550
LEO-5$38,228$39,261$40,294$41,327$42,360$43,393$44,426$45,459$46,492$47,525
LEO-6$40,310$41,461$42,613$43,765$44,916$46,068$47,219$48,371$49,523$50,674
LEO-7$43,515$44,795$46,075$47,355$48,635$49,915$51,195$52,474$53,754$55,034
LEO-8$45,358$46,775$48,193$49,611$51,029$52,447$53,864$55,282$56,700$58,118
LEO-9$48,531$50,096$51,661$53,227$54,792$56,358$57,923$59,488$61,054$62,619
LEO-10$53,445$55,168$56,892$58,616$60,340$62,064$63,787$65,511$67,235$68,959

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.64% 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$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 Albany 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 Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 12.64%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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: 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/massachusetts