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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.46% 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$31,482$32,356$33,231$34,105$34,980$35,854$36,728$37,603$38,477$39,352
LEO-4$35,346$36,328$37,311$38,293$39,275$40,258$41,240$42,222$43,205$44,187
LEO-5$40,635$41,733$42,831$43,929$45,026$46,124$47,222$48,320$49,417$50,515
LEO-6$42,852$44,077$45,301$46,526$47,750$48,975$50,199$51,424$52,648$53,873
LEO-7$46,257$47,617$48,977$50,337$51,697$53,057$54,417$55,777$57,137$58,497
LEO-8$48,217$49,724$51,230$52,737$54,244$55,751$57,257$58,764$60,271$61,778
LEO-9$51,592$53,257$54,921$56,586$58,251$59,916$61,581$63,246$64,910$66,575
LEO-10$56,815$58,648$60,481$62,313$64,146$65,979$67,812$69,645$71,478$73,311

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, 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: Cape May, Wildwood, 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/newjersey