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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

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 17.57% 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$29,502$30,321$31,141$31,960$32,780$33,599$34,419$35,238$36,058$36,877
LEO-4$33,123$34,044$34,964$35,885$36,805$37,726$38,646$39,567$40,488$41,408
LEO-5$38,080$39,108$40,137$41,166$42,195$43,223$44,252$45,281$46,310$47,338
LEO-6$40,157$41,305$42,452$43,600$44,747$45,895$47,042$48,190$49,337$50,485
LEO-7$43,348$44,623$45,897$47,171$48,446$49,720$50,995$52,269$53,544$54,818
LEO-8$45,185$46,597$48,009$49,421$50,833$52,245$53,657$55,069$56,481$57,893
LEO-9$48,347$49,907$51,467$53,028$54,588$56,148$57,708$59,268$60,828$62,389
LEO-10$53,242$54,959$56,677$58,395$60,112$61,830$63,548$65,265$66,983$68,701

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: 12.91%

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 12.91% (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: 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 $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/kentucky