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 Maryland 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.

Maryland 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.73% 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$30,044$30,878$31,713$32,547$33,382$34,216$35,051$35,885$36,720$37,555
LEO-4$33,732$34,669$35,607$36,544$37,481$38,419$39,356$40,294$41,231$42,169
LEO-5$38,779$39,827$40,875$41,922$42,970$44,018$45,065$46,113$47,160$48,208
LEO-6$40,895$42,064$43,232$44,401$45,569$46,738$47,906$49,075$50,243$51,412
LEO-7$44,144$45,442$46,740$48,038$49,336$50,634$51,932$53,230$54,527$55,825
LEO-8$46,015$47,453$48,891$50,329$51,766$53,204$54,642$56,080$57,518$58,956
LEO-9$49,235$50,824$52,413$54,002$55,591$57,179$58,768$60,357$61,946$63,535
LEO-10$54,220$55,969$57,718$59,467$61,217$62,966$64,715$66,465$68,214$69,963

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.49% 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$29,984$30,816$31,649$32,482$33,315$34,148$34,981$35,814$36,646$37,479
LEO-4$33,664$34,600$35,535$36,471$37,406$38,342$39,278$40,213$41,149$42,084
LEO-5$38,702$39,747$40,793$41,838$42,884$43,929$44,975$46,020$47,066$48,111
LEO-6$40,813$41,979$43,145$44,312$45,478$46,644$47,810$48,977$50,143$51,309
LEO-7$44,056$45,351$46,647$47,942$49,237$50,532$51,828$53,123$54,418$55,713
LEO-8$45,922$47,357$48,793$50,228$51,663$53,098$54,533$55,968$57,403$58,838
LEO-9$49,137$50,722$52,308$53,894$55,479$57,065$58,650$60,236$61,822$63,407
LEO-10$54,111$55,857$57,603$59,348$61,094$62,840$64,586$66,331$68,077$69,823

The Philadelphia 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 Maryland Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland