Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.72% 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$34,070$35,016$35,962$36,908$37,854$38,800$39,746$40,692$41,638$42,584
LEO-4$38,247$39,309$40,370$41,432$42,494$43,556$44,618$45,680$46,742$47,804
LEO-5$43,987$45,177$46,366$47,556$48,745$49,934$51,124$52,313$53,502$54,692
LEO-6$46,375$47,700$49,024$50,349$51,673$52,998$54,322$55,647$56,971$58,296
LEO-7$50,066$51,538$53,011$54,483$55,956$57,428$58,901$60,374$61,846$63,319
LEO-8$52,184$53,815$55,446$57,077$58,708$60,339$61,970$63,601$65,231$66,862
LEO-9$55,836$57,637$59,438$61,239$63,039$64,840$66,641$68,442$70,243$72,043
LEO-10$61,490$63,473$65,457$67,440$69,424$71,407$73,391$75,375$77,358$79,342

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Colts Neck, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.79% 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$32,235$33,131$34,026$34,921$35,816$36,711$37,606$38,501$39,397$40,292
LEO-4$36,187$37,192$38,197$39,202$40,207$41,211$42,216$43,221$44,226$45,230
LEO-5$41,619$42,745$43,870$44,995$46,121$47,246$48,371$49,497$50,622$51,747
LEO-6$43,879$45,132$46,385$47,638$48,891$50,145$51,398$52,651$53,904$55,157
LEO-7$47,370$48,763$50,157$51,550$52,943$54,337$55,730$57,123$58,516$59,910
LEO-8$49,375$50,918$52,461$54,004$55,547$57,090$58,633$60,176$61,720$63,263
LEO-9$52,830$54,534$56,238$57,942$59,645$61,349$63,053$64,757$66,461$68,165
LEO-10$58,179$60,056$61,933$63,809$65,686$67,563$69,440$71,317$73,193$75,070

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey