Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.72% 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$33,735$34,672$35,609$36,546$37,483$38,420$39,357$40,295$41,232$42,169
LEO-4$37,869$38,921$39,973$41,024$42,076$43,128$44,179$45,231$46,283$47,334
LEO-5$43,545$44,721$45,898$47,074$48,251$49,427$50,604$51,780$52,957$54,133
LEO-6$45,917$47,229$48,540$49,852$51,164$52,475$53,787$55,099$56,410$57,722
LEO-7$49,571$51,030$52,488$53,947$55,405$56,863$58,322$59,780$61,239$62,697
LEO-8$51,667$53,281$54,895$56,509$58,124$59,738$61,352$62,966$64,580$66,194
LEO-9$55,283$57,065$58,848$60,631$62,414$64,197$65,979$67,762$69,545$71,328
LEO-10$60,881$62,845$64,809$66,774$68,738$70,702$72,666$74,631$76,595$78,559

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Colts Neck, 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: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey