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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.17% 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$32,059$32,950$33,840$34,730$35,621$36,511$37,401$38,292$39,182$40,072
LEO-4$35,992$36,991$37,991$38,991$39,990$40,990$41,989$42,989$43,988$44,988
LEO-5$41,390$42,508$43,627$44,746$45,865$46,983$48,102$49,221$50,340$51,459
LEO-6$43,640$44,886$46,133$47,380$48,626$49,873$51,120$52,366$53,613$54,860
LEO-7$47,111$48,497$49,883$51,269$52,654$54,040$55,426$56,812$58,197$59,583
LEO-8$49,106$50,640$52,175$53,710$55,244$56,779$58,314$59,849$61,383$62,918
LEO-9$52,541$54,236$55,931$57,626$59,321$61,016$62,711$64,406$66,101$67,796
LEO-10$57,861$59,727$61,593$63,460$65,326$67,192$69,058$70,925$72,791$74,657

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.36% 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$31,076$31,939$32,802$33,665$34,528$35,391$36,254$37,117$37,980$38,843
LEO-4$34,888$35,856$36,825$37,794$38,763$39,732$40,701$41,670$42,639$43,608
LEO-5$40,120$41,204$42,288$43,373$44,457$45,542$46,626$47,711$48,795$49,880
LEO-6$42,301$43,509$44,717$45,926$47,134$48,343$49,551$50,759$51,968$53,176
LEO-7$45,666$47,009$48,352$49,695$51,039$52,382$53,725$55,068$56,412$57,755
LEO-8$47,599$49,086$50,574$52,062$53,549$55,037$56,525$58,012$59,500$60,988
LEO-9$50,929$52,572$54,215$55,858$57,501$59,144$60,787$62,430$64,072$65,715
LEO-10$56,085$57,894$59,703$61,512$63,321$65,130$66,939$68,748$70,557$72,366

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.65% 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$30,376$31,220$32,063$32,907$33,750$34,594$35,437$36,281$37,124$37,968
LEO-4$34,102$35,049$35,996$36,943$37,890$38,837$39,785$40,732$41,679$42,626
LEO-5$39,216$40,276$41,336$42,396$43,456$44,516$45,576$46,636$47,696$48,757
LEO-6$41,348$42,529$43,711$44,892$46,073$47,254$48,435$49,617$50,798$51,979
LEO-7$44,638$45,951$47,264$48,577$49,889$51,202$52,515$53,828$55,141$56,454
LEO-8$46,527$47,981$49,435$50,890$52,344$53,798$55,252$56,706$58,160$59,614
LEO-9$49,782$51,388$52,994$54,600$56,206$57,812$59,418$61,024$62,630$64,236
LEO-10$54,823$56,591$58,359$60,127$61,896$63,664$65,432$67,201$68,969$70,737

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 13.86%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin