Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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.

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$31,697$32,578$33,458$34,339$35,220$36,101$36,982$37,862$38,743$39,624
LEO-4$35,583$36,571$37,560$38,549$39,538$40,526$41,515$42,504$43,492$44,481
LEO-5$40,915$42,021$43,127$44,233$45,339$46,446$47,552$48,658$49,764$50,870
LEO-6$43,143$44,376$45,609$46,841$48,074$49,307$50,540$51,773$53,006$54,239
LEO-7$46,569$47,938$49,307$50,677$52,046$53,415$54,784$56,154$57,523$58,892
LEO-8$48,543$50,060$51,578$53,095$54,612$56,130$57,647$59,165$60,682$62,200
LEO-9$51,939$53,614$55,289$56,964$58,640$60,315$61,990$63,665$65,340$67,015
LEO-10$57,197$59,041$60,886$62,731$64,575$66,420$68,265$70,109$71,954$73,799

The Cincinnati 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 Kentucky Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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: Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, 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/kentucky