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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2014

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.29% 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$31,574$32,450$33,327$34,204$35,081$35,958$36,834$37,711$38,588$39,465
LEO-4$35,445$36,429$37,413$38,397$39,381$40,365$41,349$42,334$43,318$44,302
LEO-5$40,765$41,867$42,969$44,072$45,174$46,276$47,378$48,481$49,583$50,685
LEO-6$42,978$44,205$45,433$46,660$47,888$49,115$50,343$51,570$52,798$54,025
LEO-7$46,398$47,763$49,127$50,492$51,857$53,221$54,586$55,951$57,315$58,680
LEO-8$48,361$49,873$51,384$52,896$54,407$55,918$57,430$58,941$60,453$61,964
LEO-9$51,746$53,414$55,083$56,752$58,421$60,090$61,759$63,428$65,097$66,765
LEO-10$56,985$58,823$60,661$62,500$64,338$66,176$68,014$69,853$71,691$73,529

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.02% 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$30,708$31,561$32,414$33,266$34,119$34,972$35,825$36,677$37,530$38,383
LEO-4$34,473$35,430$36,387$37,345$38,302$39,259$40,216$41,173$42,130$43,088
LEO-5$39,648$40,720$41,792$42,864$43,936$45,008$46,080$47,152$48,224$49,296
LEO-6$41,800$42,994$44,187$45,381$46,575$47,769$48,963$50,157$51,350$52,544
LEO-7$45,126$46,453$47,781$49,108$50,435$51,762$53,090$54,417$55,744$57,071
LEO-8$47,036$48,506$49,976$51,446$52,916$54,386$55,856$57,325$58,795$60,265
LEO-9$50,327$51,950$53,573$55,197$56,820$58,443$60,066$61,689$63,312$64,935
LEO-10$55,423$57,211$58,998$60,786$62,574$64,362$66,150$67,938$69,726$71,514

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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$30,216$31,055$31,894$32,733$33,572$34,411$35,250$36,089$36,928$37,768
LEO-4$33,920$34,862$35,804$36,746$37,688$38,629$39,571$40,513$41,455$42,397
LEO-5$39,012$40,067$41,122$42,176$43,231$44,286$45,341$46,396$47,451$48,505
LEO-6$41,130$42,304$43,479$44,654$45,828$47,003$48,178$49,353$50,527$51,702
LEO-7$44,403$45,709$47,015$48,321$49,626$50,932$52,238$53,544$54,850$56,156
LEO-8$46,282$47,728$49,174$50,621$52,067$53,514$54,960$56,406$57,853$59,299
LEO-9$49,520$51,117$52,715$54,312$55,909$57,506$59,103$60,700$62,297$63,894
LEO-10$54,534$56,293$58,053$59,812$61,571$63,330$65,089$66,849$68,608$70,367

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, Fort Rucker, 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/2014/alabama