Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.1% 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$32,786$33,697$34,608$35,518$36,429$37,340$38,251$39,161$40,072$40,983
LEO-4$36,804$37,826$38,849$39,871$40,893$41,915$42,937$43,959$44,981$46,003
LEO-5$42,320$43,463$44,607$45,750$46,894$48,037$49,181$50,324$51,467$52,611
LEO-6$44,626$45,900$47,175$48,450$49,725$51,000$52,274$53,549$54,824$56,099
LEO-7$48,177$49,595$51,012$52,429$53,847$55,264$56,682$58,099$59,516$60,934
LEO-8$50,214$51,783$53,351$54,920$56,489$58,058$59,626$61,195$62,764$64,333
LEO-9$53,728$55,461$57,193$58,926$60,658$62,391$64,124$65,856$67,589$69,322
LEO-10$59,169$61,078$62,987$64,896$66,805$68,714$70,623$72,532$74,441$76,350

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.96% 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$31,701$32,582$33,462$34,343$35,224$36,104$36,985$37,865$38,746$39,626
LEO-4$35,586$36,575$37,563$38,551$39,539$40,528$41,516$42,504$43,492$44,481
LEO-5$40,920$42,025$43,131$44,236$45,342$46,447$47,553$48,659$49,764$50,870
LEO-6$43,149$44,381$45,614$46,847$48,079$49,312$50,544$51,777$53,010$54,242
LEO-7$46,583$47,953$49,324$50,694$52,065$53,435$54,806$56,176$57,547$58,917
LEO-8$48,552$50,069$51,586$53,103$54,619$56,136$57,653$59,170$60,687$62,204
LEO-9$51,950$53,625$55,300$56,976$58,651$60,326$62,002$63,677$65,352$67,028
LEO-10$57,210$59,056$60,902$62,748$64,594$66,440$68,286$70,131$71,977$73,823

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.1% 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$30,952$31,811$32,671$33,531$34,391$35,250$36,110$36,970$37,830$38,690
LEO-4$34,745$35,710$36,675$37,640$38,605$39,569$40,534$41,499$42,464$43,429
LEO-5$39,952$41,031$42,111$43,190$44,270$45,349$46,429$47,508$48,588$49,667
LEO-6$42,129$43,332$44,536$45,739$46,942$48,146$49,349$50,553$51,756$52,960
LEO-7$45,481$46,820$48,158$49,496$50,834$52,172$53,510$54,848$56,186$57,524
LEO-8$47,404$48,885$50,366$51,847$53,328$54,809$56,290$57,771$59,252$60,733
LEO-9$50,722$52,357$53,993$55,629$57,264$58,900$60,536$62,171$63,807$65,443
LEO-10$55,858$57,660$59,462$61,264$63,067$64,869$66,671$68,473$70,275$72,078

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin