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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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: Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other areas within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 23.1% 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$31,783$32,666$33,548$34,431$35,314$36,196$37,079$37,962$38,844$39,727
LEO-4$35,682$36,673$37,664$38,655$39,646$40,637$41,627$42,618$43,609$44,600
LEO-5$41,033$42,142$43,251$44,360$45,469$46,579$47,688$48,797$49,906$51,015
LEO-6$43,263$44,499$45,735$46,971$48,207$49,443$50,679$51,915$53,151$54,387
LEO-7$46,705$48,079$49,453$50,827$52,201$53,574$54,948$56,322$57,696$59,070
LEO-8$48,682$50,204$51,725$53,247$54,768$56,290$57,811$59,333$60,854$62,376
LEO-9$52,089$53,769$55,449$57,129$58,810$60,490$62,170$63,851$65,531$67,211
LEO-10$57,362$59,212$61,063$62,913$64,763$66,613$68,463$70,313$72,164$74,014

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chambersburg, Fairview, 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: Philadelphia, Horsham, 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: Pittsburgh, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Pennsylvania Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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: and other areas within the region.

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, 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/pennsylvania