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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.06% 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$31,256$32,124$32,992$33,860$34,728$35,596$36,464$37,332$38,200$39,068
LEO-4$35,090$36,065$37,040$38,014$38,989$39,963$40,938$41,912$42,887$43,861
LEO-5$40,353$41,444$42,534$43,625$44,716$45,807$46,897$47,988$49,079$50,170
LEO-6$42,547$43,762$44,977$46,193$47,408$48,624$49,839$51,055$52,270$53,486
LEO-7$45,931$47,282$48,633$49,984$51,335$52,687$54,038$55,389$56,740$58,091
LEO-8$47,876$49,372$50,868$52,365$53,861$55,357$56,853$58,350$59,846$61,342
LEO-9$51,225$52,878$54,530$56,183$57,835$59,488$61,140$62,793$64,445$66,098
LEO-10$56,412$58,231$60,051$61,870$63,690$65,509$67,329$69,148$70,968$72,787

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.71% 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$30,908$31,766$32,625$33,483$34,341$35,200$36,058$36,916$37,774$38,633
LEO-4$34,699$35,663$36,626$37,590$38,554$39,517$40,481$41,445$42,408$43,372
LEO-5$39,903$40,982$42,060$43,139$44,217$45,296$46,374$47,453$48,532$49,610
LEO-6$42,072$43,274$44,476$45,678$46,880$48,082$49,283$50,485$51,687$52,889
LEO-7$45,419$46,755$48,091$49,427$50,763$52,099$53,435$54,771$56,107$57,443
LEO-8$47,342$48,821$50,301$51,781$53,260$54,740$56,219$57,699$59,179$60,658
LEO-9$50,654$52,288$53,922$55,556$57,190$58,824$60,458$62,092$63,726$65,360
LEO-10$55,782$57,582$59,381$61,180$62,979$64,779$66,578$68,377$70,176$71,976

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2009/washington