Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.68% 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$31,412$32,285$33,157$34,029$34,901$35,774$36,646$37,518$38,391$39,263
LEO-4$35,263$36,242$37,222$38,201$39,180$40,159$41,138$42,117$43,096$44,075
LEO-5$40,557$41,653$42,750$43,846$44,943$46,040$47,136$48,233$49,329$50,426
LEO-6$42,758$43,979$45,200$46,422$47,643$48,864$50,085$51,307$52,528$53,749
LEO-7$46,161$47,518$48,876$50,234$51,591$52,949$54,307$55,664$57,022$58,380
LEO-8$48,114$49,618$51,121$52,625$54,129$55,632$57,136$58,640$60,143$61,647
LEO-9$51,481$53,141$54,802$56,462$58,122$59,783$61,443$63,103$64,764$66,424
LEO-10$56,693$58,522$60,351$62,180$64,009$65,838$67,667$69,495$71,324$73,153

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.55% 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$31,378$32,249$33,120$33,992$34,863$35,735$36,606$37,477$38,349$39,220
LEO-4$35,225$36,203$37,181$38,159$39,137$40,115$41,093$42,071$43,049$44,027
LEO-5$40,512$41,607$42,703$43,798$44,894$45,989$47,085$48,180$49,275$50,371
LEO-6$42,711$43,931$45,151$46,371$47,591$48,811$50,030$51,250$52,470$53,690
LEO-7$46,110$47,466$48,822$50,179$51,535$52,891$54,247$55,604$56,960$58,316
LEO-8$48,061$49,563$51,065$52,567$54,069$55,571$57,074$58,576$60,078$61,580
LEO-9$51,425$53,083$54,742$56,400$58,059$59,717$61,376$63,034$64,693$66,351
LEO-10$56,631$58,458$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,592$69,419$71,246$73,073

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.16% 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$31,010$31,871$32,732$33,593$34,454$35,316$36,177$37,038$37,899$38,760
LEO-4$34,812$35,778$36,745$37,711$38,678$39,645$40,611$41,578$42,544$43,511
LEO-5$40,037$41,120$42,202$43,285$44,367$45,450$46,532$47,615$48,698$49,780
LEO-6$42,210$43,416$44,622$45,827$47,033$48,238$49,444$50,649$51,855$53,061
LEO-7$45,569$46,910$48,250$49,590$50,931$52,271$53,611$54,952$56,292$57,632
LEO-8$47,498$48,982$50,467$51,951$53,436$54,920$56,404$57,889$59,373$60,858
LEO-9$50,822$52,461$54,100$55,739$57,378$59,017$60,656$62,295$63,934$65,573
LEO-10$55,967$57,773$59,578$61,384$63,189$64,995$66,800$68,605$70,411$72,216

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.37% 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$30,801$31,656$32,511$33,367$34,222$35,077$35,933$36,788$37,643$38,499
LEO-4$34,577$35,537$36,497$37,457$38,417$39,377$40,337$41,297$42,257$43,217
LEO-5$39,767$40,842$41,918$42,993$44,068$45,143$46,219$47,294$48,369$49,444
LEO-6$41,926$43,123$44,321$45,518$46,716$47,913$49,110$50,308$51,505$52,703
LEO-7$45,262$46,593$47,925$49,256$50,587$51,918$53,250$54,581$55,912$57,244
LEO-8$47,178$48,652$50,126$51,601$53,075$54,550$56,024$57,498$58,973$60,447
LEO-9$50,479$52,107$53,735$55,363$56,991$58,619$60,247$61,875$63,503$65,131
LEO-10$55,590$57,383$59,176$60,970$62,763$64,556$66,350$68,143$69,936$71,729

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.24% 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$30,766$31,621$32,475$33,329$34,184$35,038$35,893$36,747$37,601$38,456
LEO-4$34,538$35,497$36,456$37,415$38,374$39,333$40,292$41,251$42,210$43,169
LEO-5$39,723$40,797$41,871$42,945$44,019$45,093$46,167$47,241$48,315$49,389
LEO-6$41,879$43,075$44,271$45,467$46,663$47,859$49,056$50,252$51,448$52,644
LEO-7$45,212$46,541$47,871$49,201$50,531$51,860$53,190$54,520$55,850$57,180
LEO-8$47,125$48,598$50,070$51,543$53,016$54,489$55,961$57,434$58,907$60,380
LEO-9$50,423$52,049$53,675$55,301$56,927$58,554$60,180$61,806$63,432$65,058
LEO-10$55,528$57,319$59,110$60,902$62,693$64,484$66,275$68,067$69,858$71,649

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio