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 Georgia for 2008

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.

Georgia 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.59% 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$29,256$30,069$30,881$31,694$32,506$33,319$34,132$34,944$35,757$36,570
LEO-4$32,847$33,760$34,673$35,586$36,498$37,411$38,324$39,237$40,150$41,063
LEO-5$37,762$38,782$39,803$40,823$41,843$42,863$43,883$44,903$45,924$46,944
LEO-6$39,822$40,960$42,098$43,236$44,374$45,512$46,650$47,788$48,926$50,064
LEO-7$42,987$44,251$45,514$46,778$48,042$49,306$50,570$51,834$53,097$54,361
LEO-8$44,808$46,208$47,608$49,009$50,409$51,809$53,209$54,610$56,010$57,410
LEO-9$47,944$49,491$51,038$52,586$54,133$55,680$57,227$58,774$60,321$61,868
LEO-10$52,798$54,501$56,205$57,908$59,611$61,315$63,018$64,721$66,425$68,128

The Atlanta locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Atlanta, East Point, Forest Park, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Georgia Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in Georgia 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 12.91% (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$28,333$29,119$29,906$30,693$31,480$32,267$33,054$33,841$34,628$35,415
LEO-4$31,810$32,694$33,578$34,462$35,346$36,231$37,115$37,999$38,883$39,767
LEO-5$36,570$37,558$38,546$39,534$40,522$41,510$42,498$43,486$44,474$45,462
LEO-6$38,566$39,668$40,770$41,872$42,974$44,076$45,178$46,280$47,382$48,484
LEO-7$41,630$42,854$44,078$45,302$46,526$47,750$48,974$50,198$51,421$52,645
LEO-8$43,394$44,750$46,106$47,462$48,818$50,174$51,530$52,886$54,242$55,598
LEO-9$46,431$47,929$49,427$50,926$52,424$53,922$55,421$56,919$58,417$59,916
LEO-10$51,131$52,781$54,431$56,080$57,730$59,379$61,029$62,679$64,328$65,978

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Albany, Columbus, Dahlonega, Hinesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Kings Bay, Fort Benning, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $149,000 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/2008/georgia