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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.47% 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$30,731$31,585$32,439$33,292$34,146$34,999$35,853$36,707$37,560$38,414
LEO-4$34,503$35,462$36,421$37,380$38,339$39,298$40,257$41,216$42,175$43,134
LEO-5$39,667$40,738$41,810$42,882$43,953$45,025$46,096$47,168$48,240$49,311
LEO-6$41,831$43,026$44,221$45,417$46,612$47,807$49,003$50,198$51,393$52,589
LEO-7$45,155$46,482$47,810$49,137$50,465$51,793$53,120$54,448$55,775$57,103
LEO-8$47,068$48,539$50,009$51,480$52,951$54,422$55,893$57,364$58,835$60,305
LEO-9$50,362$51,987$53,612$55,238$56,863$58,488$60,113$61,738$63,364$64,989
LEO-10$55,461$57,250$59,039$60,828$62,618$64,407$66,196$67,986$69,775$71,564

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.8% 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$29,810$30,639$31,467$32,295$33,123$33,951$34,779$35,607$36,435$37,263
LEO-4$33,470$34,400$35,330$36,260$37,190$38,121$39,051$39,981$40,911$41,841
LEO-5$38,478$39,518$40,557$41,597$42,636$43,676$44,715$45,755$46,794$47,834
LEO-6$40,577$41,737$42,896$44,056$45,215$46,375$47,534$48,694$49,853$51,013
LEO-7$43,802$45,089$46,377$47,665$48,953$50,241$51,528$52,816$54,104$55,392
LEO-8$45,657$47,084$48,511$49,938$51,364$52,791$54,218$55,645$57,072$58,498
LEO-9$48,853$50,429$52,006$53,582$55,159$56,735$58,312$59,888$61,465$63,041
LEO-10$53,799$55,534$57,270$59,006$60,741$62,477$64,213$65,948$67,684$69,420

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.13% 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$29,141$29,950$30,759$31,569$32,378$33,188$33,997$34,806$35,616$36,425
LEO-4$32,717$33,627$34,536$35,445$36,354$37,264$38,173$39,082$39,992$40,901
LEO-5$37,613$38,629$39,646$40,662$41,678$42,694$43,710$44,726$45,742$46,759
LEO-6$39,665$40,799$41,932$43,066$44,199$45,333$46,466$47,599$48,733$49,866
LEO-7$42,817$44,076$45,335$46,594$47,853$49,111$50,370$51,629$52,888$54,147
LEO-8$44,631$46,026$47,421$48,815$50,210$51,605$52,999$54,394$55,789$57,184
LEO-9$47,755$49,296$50,837$52,378$53,919$55,460$57,001$58,542$60,083$61,624
LEO-10$52,589$54,286$55,983$57,679$59,376$61,073$62,769$64,466$66,163$67,859

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 12.91%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin