Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.98% 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$30,658$31,510$32,361$33,213$34,065$34,916$35,768$36,619$37,471$38,323
LEO-4$34,416$35,371$36,327$37,283$38,238$39,194$40,150$41,106$42,061$43,017
LEO-5$39,573$40,642$41,712$42,781$43,850$44,919$45,988$47,058$48,127$49,196
LEO-6$41,729$42,921$44,113$45,305$46,497$47,689$48,881$50,073$51,265$52,457
LEO-7$45,050$46,376$47,701$49,026$50,352$51,677$53,002$54,328$55,653$56,979
LEO-8$46,955$48,422$49,888$51,355$52,822$54,289$55,756$57,223$58,690$60,157
LEO-9$50,241$51,861$53,481$55,101$56,721$58,341$59,962$61,582$63,202$64,822
LEO-10$55,328$57,113$58,898$60,683$62,468$64,254$66,039$67,824$69,609$71,394

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

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.16% 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$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 Albany locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork