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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.16% 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$29,901$30,731$31,562$32,392$33,223$34,054$34,884$35,715$36,545$37,376
LEO-4$33,571$34,504$35,437$36,370$37,303$38,236$39,169$40,102$41,035$41,968
LEO-5$38,595$39,637$40,680$41,723$42,765$43,808$44,851$45,893$46,936$47,979
LEO-6$40,700$41,863$43,026$44,189$45,352$46,515$47,678$48,841$50,004$51,167
LEO-7$43,934$45,226$46,518$47,809$49,101$50,393$51,684$52,976$54,268$55,560
LEO-8$45,796$47,227$48,658$50,089$51,520$52,951$54,382$55,813$57,244$58,676
LEO-9$49,001$50,582$52,163$53,745$55,326$56,907$58,488$60,070$61,651$63,232
LEO-10$53,962$55,703$57,443$59,184$60,925$62,666$64,407$66,148$67,889$69,630

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.17% 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$29,652$30,476$31,300$32,123$32,947$33,771$34,594$35,418$36,242$37,065
LEO-4$33,292$34,217$35,143$36,068$36,993$37,918$38,844$39,769$40,694$41,619
LEO-5$38,274$39,308$40,342$41,376$42,410$43,444$44,478$45,512$46,546$47,580
LEO-6$40,362$41,515$42,669$43,822$44,976$46,129$47,282$48,436$49,589$50,742
LEO-7$43,569$44,850$46,131$47,412$48,693$49,974$51,255$52,536$53,817$55,098
LEO-8$45,415$46,834$48,254$49,673$51,092$52,511$53,930$55,350$56,769$58,188
LEO-9$48,594$50,162$51,730$53,298$54,866$56,434$58,003$59,571$61,139$62,707
LEO-10$53,513$55,240$56,966$58,693$60,419$62,146$63,872$65,599$67,325$69,051

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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/washington