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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Maryland 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.

Maryland 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$33,213$34,136$35,059$35,982$36,905$37,827$38,750$39,673$40,596$41,519
LEO-4$37,285$38,321$39,357$40,393$41,429$42,465$43,501$44,537$45,573$46,609
LEO-5$42,872$44,031$45,190$46,349$47,508$48,667$49,826$50,985$52,144$53,303
LEO-6$45,206$46,498$47,790$49,082$50,374$51,666$52,957$54,249$55,541$56,833
LEO-7$48,796$50,231$51,666$53,100$54,535$55,970$57,405$58,839$60,274$61,709
LEO-8$50,864$52,454$54,044$55,634$57,224$58,814$60,404$61,994$63,584$65,175
LEO-9$54,423$56,178$57,934$59,689$61,444$63,199$64,955$66,710$68,465$70,220
LEO-10$59,932$61,865$63,798$65,731$67,664$69,597$71,530$73,462$75,395$77,328

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, 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$32,563$33,468$34,373$35,278$36,183$37,087$37,992$38,897$39,802$40,707
LEO-4$36,555$37,571$38,587$39,602$40,618$41,634$42,650$43,665$44,681$45,697
LEO-5$42,033$43,170$44,306$45,442$46,579$47,715$48,851$49,987$51,124$52,260
LEO-6$44,322$45,588$46,855$48,122$49,388$50,655$51,922$53,188$54,455$55,721
LEO-7$47,842$49,248$50,655$52,062$53,468$54,875$56,282$57,688$59,095$60,502
LEO-8$49,869$51,428$52,987$54,546$56,105$57,664$59,223$60,782$62,341$63,900
LEO-9$53,359$55,080$56,800$58,521$60,242$61,963$63,684$65,405$67,126$68,847
LEO-10$58,760$60,655$62,550$64,445$66,340$68,235$70,130$72,025$73,920$75,815

The Philadelphia 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 Maryland Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland