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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Maryland 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.

Maryland 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 24.22% 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$32,556$33,460$34,364$35,269$36,173$37,077$37,982$38,886$39,790$40,694
LEO-4$36,546$37,560$38,575$39,590$40,605$41,620$42,635$43,650$44,665$45,679
LEO-5$42,022$43,158$44,293$45,428$46,564$47,699$48,835$49,970$51,105$52,241
LEO-6$44,312$45,578$46,843$48,109$49,375$50,641$51,907$53,172$54,438$55,704
LEO-7$47,838$49,246$50,653$52,061$53,468$54,875$56,283$57,690$59,098$60,505
LEO-8$49,861$51,418$52,976$54,534$56,092$57,649$59,207$60,765$62,322$63,880
LEO-9$53,350$55,070$56,791$58,511$60,232$61,952$63,673$65,393$67,114$68,834
LEO-10$58,752$60,648$62,544$64,439$66,335$68,230$70,126$72,022$73,917$75,813

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.79% 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$31,919$32,805$33,692$34,579$35,465$36,352$37,239$38,125$39,012$39,898
LEO-4$35,831$36,826$37,821$38,816$39,811$40,806$41,801$42,796$43,791$44,786
LEO-5$41,200$42,313$43,427$44,540$45,653$46,766$47,879$48,992$50,106$51,219
LEO-6$43,445$44,686$45,927$47,168$48,409$49,650$50,891$52,132$53,373$54,614
LEO-7$46,903$48,282$49,662$51,042$52,422$53,802$55,182$56,562$57,942$59,321
LEO-8$48,885$50,413$51,940$53,467$54,994$56,522$58,049$59,576$61,103$62,631
LEO-9$52,306$53,993$55,680$57,367$59,054$60,740$62,427$64,114$65,801$67,487
LEO-10$57,603$59,462$61,320$63,179$65,037$66,896$68,754$70,613$72,471$74,330

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

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Rest of Maryland Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland