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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in West Virginia 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.

West Virginia 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: Kearneysville, 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 West Virginia Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in West Virginia 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/westvirginia