The Law Enforcement (LEO) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of law enforcement officers employed by any of the 130 different Federal agencies that hire law enforcement.
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.
This table shows the basic pay amounts for law enforcement officers paid on the 2012 LEO Pay Scale, as published by the Office of Personnel Management. This table is revised yearly, effective each January, to reflect increasing costs of living. To view the LEO Pay Scale table for the current year (or other historical years), choose any year from the list above the map.