Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2015

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$31,895$32,781$33,667$34,554$35,440$36,326$37,213$38,099$38,985$39,871
LEO-4$35,805$36,800$37,795$38,790$39,784$40,779$41,774$42,769$43,764$44,759
LEO-5$41,171$42,284$43,397$44,509$45,622$46,735$47,848$48,961$50,074$51,187
LEO-6$43,412$44,653$45,893$47,134$48,374$49,615$50,856$52,096$53,337$54,578
LEO-7$46,859$48,237$49,615$50,993$52,371$53,748$55,126$56,504$57,882$59,260
LEO-8$48,846$50,373$51,900$53,426$54,953$56,480$58,007$59,534$61,061$62,588
LEO-9$52,263$53,949$55,634$57,320$59,006$60,691$62,377$64,062$65,748$67,433
LEO-10$57,554$59,410$61,266$63,122$64,978$66,835$68,691$70,547$72,403$74,259

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$31,020$31,882$32,744$33,606$34,468$35,330$36,192$37,054$37,916$38,779
LEO-4$34,823$35,791$36,759$37,726$38,694$39,661$40,629$41,597$42,564$43,532
LEO-5$40,042$41,124$42,207$43,289$44,372$45,454$46,537$47,619$48,702$49,784
LEO-6$42,222$43,429$44,635$45,842$47,048$48,255$49,462$50,668$51,875$53,081
LEO-7$45,575$46,915$48,255$49,595$50,935$52,275$53,615$54,955$56,295$57,635
LEO-8$47,507$48,992$50,477$51,962$53,447$54,932$56,417$57,902$59,387$60,872
LEO-9$50,831$52,470$54,109$55,749$57,388$59,027$60,667$62,306$63,946$65,585
LEO-10$55,976$57,781$59,587$61,392$63,197$65,003$66,808$68,613$70,418$72,224

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$30,523$31,371$32,219$33,068$33,916$34,764$35,612$36,460$37,309$38,157
LEO-4$34,265$35,217$36,169$37,121$38,074$39,026$39,978$40,930$41,882$42,834
LEO-5$39,400$40,465$41,530$42,595$43,660$44,726$45,791$46,856$47,921$48,986
LEO-6$41,545$42,732$43,920$45,107$46,294$47,481$48,669$49,856$51,043$52,230
LEO-7$44,844$46,163$47,481$48,800$50,119$51,437$52,756$54,074$55,393$56,711
LEO-8$46,745$48,206$49,668$51,129$52,590$54,051$55,513$56,974$58,435$59,896
LEO-9$50,016$51,629$53,242$54,855$56,468$58,081$59,694$61,307$62,920$64,534
LEO-10$55,079$56,855$58,631$60,408$62,184$63,960$65,737$67,513$69,289$71,066

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 $158,700 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/2015/alabama