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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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 18.28% 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$30,539$31,387$32,235$33,083$33,931$34,779$35,627$36,475$37,323$38,171
LEO-4$34,285$35,237$36,189$37,141$38,093$39,045$39,998$40,950$41,902$42,854
LEO-5$39,426$40,492$41,558$42,623$43,689$44,755$45,820$46,886$47,952$49,018
LEO-6$41,570$42,757$43,945$45,132$46,320$47,507$48,695$49,882$51,070$52,257
LEO-7$44,877$46,197$47,517$48,837$50,157$51,477$52,797$54,117$55,437$56,757
LEO-8$46,776$48,238$49,700$51,162$52,624$54,086$55,548$57,010$58,472$59,934
LEO-9$50,049$51,664$53,278$54,893$56,507$58,122$59,736$61,351$62,965$64,580
LEO-10$55,116$56,894$58,672$60,449$62,227$64,005$65,783$67,560$69,338$71,116

The Cincinnati 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 Kentucky Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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: Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, 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/kentucky