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 Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

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: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.1% 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$29,976$30,808$31,641$32,473$33,306$34,138$34,970$35,803$36,635$37,468
LEO-4$33,653$34,587$35,522$36,457$37,391$38,326$39,260$40,195$41,130$42,064
LEO-5$38,700$39,746$40,792$41,838$42,884$43,930$44,976$46,022$47,068$48,114
LEO-6$40,803$41,969$43,135$44,300$45,466$46,632$47,797$48,963$50,128$51,294
LEO-7$44,050$45,345$46,641$47,937$49,232$50,528$51,824$53,119$54,415$55,711
LEO-8$45,914$47,349$48,784$50,219$51,654$53,089$54,524$55,959$57,394$58,829
LEO-9$49,127$50,711$52,296$53,881$55,466$57,050$58,635$60,220$61,805$63,389
LEO-10$54,100$55,845$57,590$59,335$61,080$62,825$64,570$66,315$68,060$69,805

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Radford, Wallops Island, 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/virginia