Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.81% 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$31,924$32,811$33,698$34,584$35,471$36,358$37,245$38,131$39,018$39,905
LEO-4$35,837$36,832$37,827$38,822$39,817$40,812$41,808$42,803$43,798$44,793
LEO-5$41,207$42,320$43,434$44,547$45,660$46,774$47,887$49,001$50,114$51,227
LEO-6$43,452$44,693$45,935$47,176$48,417$49,658$50,900$52,141$53,382$54,623
LEO-7$46,910$48,290$49,670$51,051$52,431$53,811$55,191$56,571$57,951$59,331
LEO-8$48,893$50,421$51,948$53,476$55,003$56,531$58,058$59,586$61,113$62,641
LEO-9$52,315$54,002$55,689$57,376$59,063$60,750$62,437$64,124$65,812$67,499
LEO-10$57,612$59,471$61,330$63,189$65,048$66,907$68,765$70,624$72,483$74,342

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.35% 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$31,541$32,417$33,294$34,170$35,046$35,922$36,798$37,674$38,551$39,427
LEO-4$35,407$36,390$37,373$38,357$39,340$40,323$41,307$42,290$43,273$44,256
LEO-5$40,713$41,813$42,913$44,013$45,113$46,213$47,313$48,413$49,513$50,613
LEO-6$42,931$44,158$45,384$46,610$47,837$49,063$50,289$51,516$52,742$53,969
LEO-7$46,348$47,712$49,075$50,439$51,802$53,166$54,529$55,893$57,257$58,620
LEO-8$48,307$49,816$51,326$52,835$54,344$55,853$57,362$58,872$60,381$61,890
LEO-9$51,688$53,355$55,022$56,688$58,355$60,022$61,689$63,356$65,023$66,690
LEO-10$56,922$58,758$60,595$62,432$64,268$66,105$67,941$69,778$71,614$73,451

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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/washington