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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.79% 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$29,815$30,644$31,472$32,300$33,128$33,956$34,784$35,613$36,441$37,269
LEO-4$33,468$34,397$35,326$36,256$37,185$38,114$39,043$39,973$40,902$41,831
LEO-5$38,487$39,527$40,567$41,607$42,647$43,687$44,727$45,767$46,808$47,848
LEO-6$40,583$41,742$42,902$44,061$45,221$46,380$47,540$48,699$49,858$51,018
LEO-7$43,810$45,099$46,387$47,676$48,964$50,253$51,542$52,830$54,119$55,407
LEO-8$45,665$47,093$48,520$49,947$51,375$52,802$54,229$55,657$57,084$58,512
LEO-9$48,860$50,436$52,012$53,588$55,164$56,740$58,315$59,891$61,467$63,043
LEO-10$53,807$55,542$57,278$59,013$60,749$62,484$64,220$65,955$67,691$69,426

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.17% 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$28,929$29,733$30,536$31,340$32,143$32,947$33,751$34,554$35,358$36,161
LEO-4$32,473$33,375$34,276$35,178$36,080$36,981$37,883$38,785$39,686$40,588
LEO-5$37,343$38,352$39,361$40,370$41,380$42,389$43,398$44,407$45,416$46,425
LEO-6$39,377$40,502$41,627$42,752$43,877$45,001$46,126$47,251$48,376$49,501
LEO-7$42,508$43,758$45,009$46,259$47,509$48,759$50,010$51,260$52,510$53,760
LEO-8$44,308$45,693$47,078$48,463$49,848$51,233$52,618$54,003$55,387$56,772
LEO-9$47,407$48,937$50,466$51,995$53,524$55,053$56,582$58,111$59,640$61,170
LEO-10$52,208$53,891$55,575$57,259$58,943$60,627$62,311$63,995$65,679$67,363

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.54% 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$28,285$29,071$29,857$30,642$31,428$32,214$32,999$33,785$34,571$35,356
LEO-4$31,750$32,632$33,514$34,395$35,277$36,158$37,040$37,921$38,803$39,685
LEO-5$36,512$37,499$38,485$39,472$40,459$41,445$42,432$43,419$44,405$45,392
LEO-6$38,500$39,600$40,700$41,800$42,900$44,000$45,100$46,200$47,300$48,400
LEO-7$41,562$42,784$44,007$45,229$46,452$47,674$48,897$50,119$51,341$52,564
LEO-8$43,322$44,676$46,030$47,384$48,738$50,092$51,446$52,801$54,155$55,509
LEO-9$46,352$47,847$49,343$50,838$52,333$53,828$55,323$56,818$58,313$59,808
LEO-10$51,046$52,692$54,338$55,985$57,631$59,278$60,924$62,571$64,217$65,864

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 12.64%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin