Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.96% 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$33,038$33,955$34,873$35,790$36,708$37,625$38,543$39,460$40,378$41,295
LEO-4$37,090$38,121$39,151$40,181$41,211$42,241$43,271$44,301$45,331$46,361
LEO-5$42,653$43,806$44,959$46,112$47,265$48,418$49,570$50,723$51,876$53,029
LEO-6$44,972$46,256$47,541$48,826$50,110$51,395$52,680$53,965$55,249$56,534
LEO-7$48,549$49,977$51,405$52,833$54,261$55,689$57,118$58,546$59,974$61,402
LEO-8$50,604$52,186$53,768$55,349$56,931$58,512$60,094$61,675$63,257$64,839
LEO-9$54,145$55,892$57,638$59,385$61,132$62,878$64,625$66,372$68,118$69,865
LEO-10$59,627$61,550$63,473$65,397$67,320$69,243$71,166$73,089$75,013$76,936

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.25% 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$31,306$32,175$33,044$33,914$34,783$35,652$36,522$37,391$38,260$39,130
LEO-4$35,146$36,122$37,098$38,074$39,050$40,026$41,002$41,978$42,954$43,930
LEO-5$40,416$41,509$42,601$43,694$44,786$45,879$46,971$48,064$49,156$50,248
LEO-6$42,613$43,831$45,048$46,265$47,483$48,700$49,917$51,135$52,352$53,569
LEO-7$46,003$47,357$48,710$50,063$51,416$52,769$54,122$55,476$56,829$58,182
LEO-8$47,951$49,449$50,948$52,447$53,945$55,444$56,943$58,441$59,940$61,439
LEO-9$51,306$52,961$54,616$56,271$57,926$59,581$61,236$62,891$64,546$66,201
LEO-10$56,500$58,322$60,145$61,967$63,790$65,612$67,434$69,257$71,079$72,902

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey