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 Ohio 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.

Ohio 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: Cincinnati, Montgomery, and other areas within the region.

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CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.53% 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$29,241$30,053$30,865$31,678$32,490$33,302$34,114$34,926$35,739$36,551
LEO-4$32,830$33,742$34,655$35,567$36,480$37,392$38,305$39,217$40,129$41,042
LEO-5$37,743$38,763$39,782$40,802$41,821$42,841$43,861$44,880$45,900$46,920
LEO-6$39,802$40,939$42,077$43,214$44,351$45,489$46,626$47,763$48,901$50,038
LEO-7$42,965$44,228$45,491$46,754$48,017$49,281$50,544$51,807$53,070$54,333
LEO-8$44,785$46,184$47,584$48,983$50,383$51,782$53,182$54,581$55,981$57,381
LEO-9$47,919$49,466$51,012$52,559$54,105$55,651$57,198$58,744$60,290$61,837
LEO-10$52,771$54,473$56,176$57,878$59,581$61,283$62,986$64,688$66,391$68,093

The Cleveland locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Akron, Cleveland, and other areas within the region.

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.4% 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$28,957$29,762$30,566$31,370$32,175$32,979$33,783$34,588$35,392$36,196
LEO-4$32,512$33,415$34,319$35,222$36,126$37,030$37,933$38,837$39,740$40,644
LEO-5$37,377$38,387$39,396$40,406$41,416$42,426$43,435$44,445$45,455$46,465
LEO-6$39,416$40,542$41,669$42,795$43,921$45,048$46,174$47,300$48,426$49,553
LEO-7$42,548$43,799$45,050$46,301$47,552$48,803$50,054$51,305$52,555$53,806
LEO-8$44,351$45,736$47,122$48,508$49,894$51,280$52,666$54,052$55,438$56,824
LEO-9$47,455$48,986$50,518$52,049$53,580$55,112$56,643$58,174$59,706$61,237
LEO-10$52,259$53,945$55,631$57,317$59,003$60,689$62,375$64,061$65,747$67,433

The Columbus locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Columbus, and other areas within the region.

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.76% 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$28,797$29,597$30,396$31,196$31,996$32,796$33,596$34,396$35,196$35,996
LEO-4$32,331$33,230$34,128$35,027$35,926$36,824$37,723$38,621$39,520$40,418
LEO-5$37,170$38,174$39,178$40,182$41,186$42,190$43,195$44,199$45,203$46,207
LEO-6$39,197$40,317$41,438$42,558$43,678$44,798$45,918$47,038$48,158$49,278
LEO-7$42,312$43,556$44,800$46,044$47,288$48,532$49,776$51,020$52,264$53,508
LEO-8$44,105$45,483$46,861$48,239$49,618$50,996$52,374$53,752$55,131$56,509
LEO-9$47,192$48,714$50,237$51,760$53,283$54,806$56,329$57,852$59,375$60,897
LEO-10$51,969$53,646$55,322$56,999$58,676$60,352$62,029$63,706$65,382$67,059

The Dayton locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Dayton, and other areas within the region.

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.54% 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$28,742$29,540$30,338$31,137$31,935$32,733$33,532$34,330$35,128$35,927
LEO-4$32,269$33,166$34,063$34,960$35,857$36,754$37,650$38,547$39,444$40,341
LEO-5$37,098$38,101$39,103$40,105$41,107$42,109$43,112$44,114$45,116$46,118
LEO-6$39,122$40,240$41,358$42,476$43,594$44,712$45,830$46,948$48,066$49,183
LEO-7$42,231$43,473$44,714$45,956$47,197$48,439$49,681$50,922$52,164$53,405
LEO-8$44,020$45,396$46,771$48,147$49,523$50,898$52,274$53,649$55,025$56,401
LEO-9$47,101$48,621$50,141$51,661$53,181$54,701$56,221$57,741$59,261$60,781
LEO-10$51,869$53,543$55,216$56,890$58,563$60,237$61,910$63,583$65,257$66,930

The Pittsburgh 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 Ohio Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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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