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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.82% 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$33,640$34,575$35,510$36,445$37,380$38,315$39,250$40,184$41,119$42,054
LEO-4$37,765$38,814$39,864$40,913$41,962$43,012$44,061$45,110$46,160$47,209
LEO-5$43,424$44,598$45,772$46,946$48,120$49,294$50,468$51,642$52,815$53,989
LEO-6$45,788$47,097$48,405$49,714$51,023$52,331$53,640$54,948$56,257$57,565
LEO-7$49,425$50,878$52,331$53,784$55,237$56,691$58,144$59,597$61,050$62,504
LEO-8$51,520$53,130$54,741$56,351$57,961$59,572$61,182$62,793$64,403$66,014
LEO-9$55,124$56,902$58,680$60,458$62,236$64,013$65,791$67,569$69,347$71,125
LEO-10$60,704$62,662$64,620$66,578$68,535$70,493$72,451$74,409$76,366$78,324

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.8% 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$33,368$34,295$35,222$36,150$37,077$38,004$38,931$39,859$40,786$41,713
LEO-4$37,459$38,500$39,540$40,581$41,622$42,663$43,704$44,745$45,785$46,826
LEO-5$43,072$44,237$45,401$46,565$47,730$48,894$50,059$51,223$52,387$53,552
LEO-6$45,417$46,715$48,013$49,311$50,609$51,907$53,205$54,503$55,801$57,098
LEO-7$49,024$50,465$51,907$53,348$54,790$56,231$57,673$59,114$60,555$61,997
LEO-8$51,102$52,699$54,297$55,894$57,492$59,089$60,686$62,284$63,881$65,479
LEO-9$54,677$56,441$58,204$59,968$61,731$63,494$65,258$67,021$68,785$70,548
LEO-10$60,212$62,154$64,096$66,038$67,980$69,922$71,864$73,805$75,747$77,689

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.16% 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$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 Albany 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 Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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/massachusetts