Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2013

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.29% 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$31,264$32,132$33,000$33,869$34,737$35,606$36,474$37,343$38,211$39,079
LEO-4$35,095$36,070$37,044$38,019$38,994$39,968$40,943$41,917$42,892$43,867
LEO-5$40,355$41,445$42,535$43,626$44,716$45,806$46,896$47,987$49,077$50,167
LEO-6$42,553$43,769$44,984$46,200$47,415$48,631$49,847$51,062$52,278$53,493
LEO-7$45,940$47,291$48,643$49,994$51,346$52,698$54,049$55,401$56,752$58,104
LEO-8$47,882$49,378$50,874$52,370$53,865$55,361$56,857$58,353$59,849$61,345
LEO-9$51,233$52,885$54,537$56,189$57,841$59,494$61,146$62,798$64,450$66,102
LEO-10$56,421$58,241$60,061$61,882$63,702$65,522$67,343$69,163$70,984$72,804

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.02% 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$30,407$31,251$32,096$32,940$33,785$34,630$35,474$36,319$37,164$38,008
LEO-4$34,133$35,081$36,029$36,977$37,925$38,873$39,820$40,768$41,716$42,664
LEO-5$39,248$40,309$41,369$42,430$43,490$44,551$45,611$46,671$47,732$48,792
LEO-6$41,387$42,569$43,751$44,933$46,116$47,298$48,480$49,662$50,845$52,027
LEO-7$44,680$45,995$47,309$48,624$49,938$51,253$52,568$53,882$55,197$56,511
LEO-8$46,569$48,024$49,479$50,934$52,389$53,844$55,299$56,754$58,208$59,663
LEO-9$49,828$51,435$53,042$54,649$56,256$57,863$59,470$61,076$62,683$64,290
LEO-10$54,874$56,644$58,415$60,185$61,956$63,726$65,497$67,267$69,038$70,808

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 14.16% (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$29,919$30,750$31,581$32,412$33,243$34,074$34,906$35,737$36,568$37,399
LEO-4$33,586$34,519$35,451$36,384$37,317$38,249$39,182$40,115$41,047$41,980
LEO-5$38,619$39,663$40,706$41,749$42,793$43,836$44,880$45,923$46,967$48,010
LEO-6$40,723$41,886$43,050$44,213$45,376$46,540$47,703$48,866$50,029$51,193
LEO-7$43,964$45,258$46,551$47,844$49,138$50,431$51,725$53,018$54,312$55,605
LEO-8$45,823$47,254$48,686$50,117$51,549$52,981$54,412$55,844$57,275$58,707
LEO-9$49,029$50,611$52,192$53,773$55,354$56,935$58,516$60,097$61,678$63,259
LEO-10$53,994$55,736$57,478$59,221$60,963$62,705$64,447$66,189$67,931$69,673

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, Fort Rucker, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $155,500 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/2013/alabama