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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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: Cincinnati, Montgomery, and other areas within the region.

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CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.16% 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$30,508$31,355$32,202$33,049$33,897$34,744$35,591$36,438$37,285$38,133
LEO-4$34,250$35,201$36,152$37,103$38,055$39,006$39,957$40,908$41,859$42,811
LEO-5$39,386$40,451$41,516$42,580$43,645$44,709$45,774$46,839$47,903$48,968
LEO-6$41,527$42,714$43,900$45,086$46,273$47,459$48,645$49,832$51,018$52,204
LEO-7$44,831$46,150$47,468$48,787$50,106$51,424$52,743$54,062$55,380$56,699
LEO-8$46,729$48,189$49,650$51,110$52,571$54,031$55,491$56,952$58,412$59,873
LEO-9$49,998$51,611$53,224$54,837$56,450$58,063$59,676$61,288$62,901$64,514
LEO-10$55,060$56,836$58,612$60,388$62,164$63,940$65,716$67,492$69,268$71,044

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.62% 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$30,110$30,946$31,782$32,619$33,455$34,291$35,127$35,963$36,799$37,636
LEO-4$33,803$34,742$35,681$36,620$37,559$38,497$39,436$40,375$41,314$42,253
LEO-5$38,873$39,924$40,974$42,025$43,076$44,127$45,177$46,228$47,279$48,330
LEO-6$40,986$42,157$43,328$44,499$45,670$46,840$48,011$49,182$50,353$51,524
LEO-7$44,247$45,548$46,850$48,151$49,453$50,754$52,056$53,357$54,659$55,960
LEO-8$46,120$47,561$49,003$50,444$51,885$53,327$54,768$56,210$57,651$59,093
LEO-9$49,347$50,938$52,530$54,122$55,714$57,306$58,898$60,490$62,081$63,673
LEO-10$54,343$56,095$57,848$59,601$61,354$63,107$64,859$66,612$68,365$70,118

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.9% 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$29,924$30,755$31,586$32,417$33,248$34,079$34,910$35,741$36,572$37,403
LEO-4$33,595$34,528$35,461$36,394$37,327$38,260$39,193$40,126$41,059$41,992
LEO-5$38,633$39,677$40,721$41,766$42,810$43,854$44,899$45,943$46,987$48,031
LEO-6$40,733$41,897$43,060$44,224$45,388$46,551$47,715$48,879$50,042$51,206
LEO-7$43,974$45,267$46,561$47,854$49,147$50,441$51,734$53,028$54,321$55,615
LEO-8$45,835$47,267$48,700$50,133$51,565$52,998$54,430$55,863$57,295$58,728
LEO-9$49,042$50,624$52,206$53,788$55,370$56,952$58,534$60,116$61,698$63,280
LEO-10$54,007$55,749$57,491$59,233$60,975$62,717$64,459$66,201$67,943$69,685

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.86% 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$29,914$30,745$31,575$32,406$33,237$34,067$34,898$35,729$36,560$37,390
LEO-4$33,583$34,516$35,449$36,381$37,314$38,247$39,179$40,112$41,045$41,977
LEO-5$38,620$39,664$40,707$41,751$42,795$43,839$44,883$45,927$46,971$48,015
LEO-6$40,719$41,882$43,045$44,209$45,372$46,535$47,698$48,862$50,025$51,188
LEO-7$43,958$45,251$46,544$47,837$49,130$50,423$51,716$53,009$54,302$55,595
LEO-8$45,819$47,251$48,683$50,115$51,547$52,979$54,411$55,843$57,275$58,707
LEO-9$49,025$50,606$52,188$53,769$55,351$56,932$58,514$60,095$61,677$63,258
LEO-10$53,988$55,730$57,471$59,213$60,954$62,695$64,437$66,178$67,919$69,661

The Pittsburgh 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 Ohio Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio