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 Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.65% 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$31,005$31,866$32,728$33,589$34,450$35,311$36,173$37,034$37,895$38,756
LEO-4$34,803$35,770$36,736$37,702$38,669$39,635$40,601$41,568$42,534$43,500
LEO-5$40,023$41,104$42,186$43,267$44,349$45,431$46,512$47,594$48,675$49,757
LEO-6$42,202$43,408$44,614$45,819$47,025$48,231$49,437$50,642$51,848$53,054
LEO-7$45,559$46,898$48,238$49,578$50,918$52,258$53,598$54,938$56,278$57,618
LEO-8$47,487$48,972$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,878$59,362$60,846
LEO-9$50,809$52,448$54,087$55,726$57,365$59,004$60,643$62,281$63,920$65,559
LEO-10$55,954$57,759$59,563$61,368$63,173$64,978$66,783$68,587$70,392$72,197

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

Back to Top
DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.34% 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$28,726$29,524$30,322$31,120$31,918$32,716$33,513$34,311$35,109$35,907
LEO-4$32,245$33,140$34,036$34,931$35,826$36,722$37,617$38,512$39,407$40,303
LEO-5$37,081$38,083$39,085$40,087$41,089$42,091$43,093$44,095$45,097$46,099
LEO-6$39,100$40,217$41,334$42,451$43,568$44,685$45,802$46,920$48,037$49,154
LEO-7$42,210$43,451$44,692$45,934$47,175$48,417$49,658$50,900$52,141$53,383
LEO-8$43,997$45,372$46,747$48,122$49,498$50,873$52,248$53,623$54,998$56,374
LEO-9$47,074$48,593$50,111$51,630$53,148$54,666$56,185$57,703$59,221$60,740
LEO-10$51,841$53,513$55,185$56,857$58,529$60,201$61,873$63,545$65,218$66,890

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

Back to Top
Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 12.64%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Bastrop, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, Round Rock, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, and other areas within the region.

Back to Top
LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo 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 Laredo locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Laredo, and other areas within the region.

Back to Top

* 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)).

Mailing List:

Join the our mailing list to receive an update when 2017 rates are available.

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2007/texas