Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in South Carolina 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.

South Carolina 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.

Rest of South Carolina Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in South Carolina 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: Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, Goose Creek, North Charleston, Sumter, Parris Island, and other areas within the region.

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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/southcarolina