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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2009

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.55% 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$30,608$31,458$32,308$33,158$34,008$34,858$35,708$36,558$37,408$38,258
LEO-4$34,363$35,317$36,272$37,226$38,180$39,135$40,089$41,043$41,998$42,952
LEO-5$39,516$40,584$41,653$42,721$43,789$44,857$45,925$46,993$48,061$49,129
LEO-6$41,664$42,855$44,045$45,235$46,425$47,616$48,806$49,996$51,186$52,377
LEO-7$44,979$46,302$47,625$48,948$50,271$51,594$52,917$54,240$55,563$56,886
LEO-8$46,883$48,348$49,814$51,279$52,744$54,209$55,675$57,140$58,605$60,070
LEO-9$50,163$51,781$53,400$55,018$56,636$58,254$59,872$61,491$63,109$64,727
LEO-10$55,242$57,024$58,806$60,587$62,369$64,151$65,933$67,715$69,496$71,278

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.46% 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$29,811$30,638$31,466$32,294$33,122$33,950$34,778$35,606$36,433$37,261
LEO-4$33,467$34,397$35,326$36,256$37,185$38,115$39,044$39,973$40,903$41,832
LEO-5$38,486$39,527$40,567$41,607$42,647$43,688$44,728$45,768$46,809$47,849
LEO-6$40,578$41,738$42,897$44,056$45,215$46,375$47,534$48,693$49,852$51,011
LEO-7$43,807$45,095$46,384$47,672$48,961$50,249$51,538$52,826$54,115$55,403
LEO-8$45,661$47,088$48,515$49,942$51,369$52,796$54,223$55,651$57,078$58,505
LEO-9$48,856$50,432$52,008$53,584$55,160$56,736$58,312$59,888$61,464$63,040
LEO-10$53,802$55,537$57,273$59,008$60,744$62,479$64,214$65,950$67,685$69,420

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 13.86% (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$29,398$30,214$31,030$31,847$32,663$33,479$34,296$35,112$35,929$36,745
LEO-4$33,003$33,920$34,837$35,753$36,670$37,586$38,503$39,419$40,336$41,253
LEO-5$37,953$38,979$40,005$41,031$42,056$43,082$44,108$45,134$46,160$47,186
LEO-6$40,016$41,159$42,302$43,446$44,589$45,732$46,875$48,018$49,161$50,304
LEO-7$43,200$44,470$45,741$47,012$48,282$49,553$50,824$52,094$53,365$54,636
LEO-8$45,028$46,436$47,843$49,250$50,657$52,065$53,472$54,879$56,287$57,694
LEO-9$48,179$49,733$51,287$52,841$54,395$55,950$57,504$59,058$60,612$62,166
LEO-10$53,056$54,768$56,479$58,190$59,902$61,613$63,324$65,036$66,747$68,458

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Mobile, Montgomery, Fort Rucker, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $153,200 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/2009/alabama