Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in West Virginia 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.

West Virginia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.22% 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$32,879$33,792$34,705$35,618$36,531$37,444$38,357$39,270$40,183$41,096
LEO-4$36,909$37,934$38,959$39,984$41,009$42,034$43,058$44,083$45,108$46,133
LEO-5$42,450$43,597$44,745$45,893$47,041$48,189$49,336$50,484$51,632$52,780
LEO-6$44,754$46,032$47,310$48,589$49,867$51,145$52,423$53,702$54,980$56,258
LEO-7$48,315$49,736$51,158$52,579$54,000$55,421$56,842$58,263$59,684$61,105
LEO-8$50,360$51,934$53,508$55,082$56,655$58,229$59,803$61,377$62,951$64,525
LEO-9$53,884$55,622$57,360$59,098$60,836$62,573$64,311$66,049$67,787$69,525
LEO-10$59,340$61,254$63,168$65,083$66,997$68,911$70,825$72,740$74,654$76,568

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Kearneysville, 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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Rest of West Virginia Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in West Virginia 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: 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/westvirginia