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 North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.5% 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$29,233$30,045$30,857$31,669$32,481$33,293$34,105$34,917$35,729$36,541
LEO-4$32,822$33,734$34,646$35,558$36,470$37,383$38,295$39,207$40,119$41,031
LEO-5$37,733$38,753$39,772$40,791$41,811$42,830$43,849$44,869$45,888$46,908
LEO-6$39,792$40,929$42,066$43,203$44,340$45,477$46,614$47,751$48,888$50,025
LEO-7$42,954$44,216$45,479$46,742$48,005$49,268$50,531$51,794$53,056$54,319
LEO-8$44,773$46,172$47,572$48,971$50,370$51,769$53,168$54,567$55,967$57,366
LEO-9$47,907$49,453$50,999$52,545$54,091$55,637$57,183$58,729$60,275$61,821
LEO-10$52,757$54,459$56,161$57,863$59,565$61,267$62,969$64,671$66,374$68,076

The Raleigh locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of North Carolina Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in North Carolina 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: Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.91% 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$28,333$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 Albany locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: and other areas within the region.

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 12.91% 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$28,333$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 Charlotte locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Charlotte, 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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