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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Minnesota 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.

Minnesota 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.

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$32,016$32,905$33,794$34,683$35,572$36,461$37,350$38,239$39,128$40,017
LEO-4$35,941$36,939$37,937$38,935$39,933$40,930$41,928$42,926$43,924$44,922
LEO-5$41,336$42,453$43,571$44,689$45,806$46,924$48,042$49,159$50,277$51,395
LEO-6$43,579$44,824$46,069$47,314$48,558$49,803$51,048$52,292$53,537$54,782
LEO-7$47,047$48,431$49,815$51,199$52,583$53,966$55,350$56,734$58,118$59,501
LEO-8$49,038$50,571$52,104$53,636$55,169$56,701$58,234$59,766$61,299$62,831
LEO-9$52,470$54,162$55,854$57,547$59,239$60,931$62,623$64,316$66,008$67,700
LEO-10$57,783$59,647$61,511$63,375$65,239$67,103$68,967$70,831$72,695$74,559

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

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Rest of Minnesota Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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: Rochester, 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/minnesota