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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.39% 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$30,051$30,885$31,720$32,554$33,389$34,223$35,058$35,892$36,727$37,561
LEO-4$33,737$34,674$35,611$36,548$37,485$38,422$39,358$40,295$41,232$42,169
LEO-5$38,796$39,845$40,894$41,942$42,991$44,040$45,088$46,137$47,186$48,234
LEO-6$40,905$42,074$43,242$44,411$45,579$46,748$47,917$49,085$50,254$51,422
LEO-7$44,160$45,458$46,757$48,056$49,355$50,654$51,953$53,252$54,551$55,850
LEO-8$46,029$47,467$48,906$50,344$51,783$53,222$54,660$56,099$57,537$58,976
LEO-9$49,249$50,838$52,427$54,015$55,604$57,193$58,782$60,370$61,959$63,548
LEO-10$54,235$55,985$57,734$59,483$61,233$62,982$64,731$66,481$68,230$69,979

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

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 13.86% 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$29,398$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 Albany locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork