Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.72% 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$34,416$35,372$36,329$37,285$38,241$39,198$40,154$41,111$42,067$43,023
LEO-4$38,635$39,709$40,782$41,856$42,929$44,003$45,076$46,150$47,224$48,297
LEO-5$44,425$45,626$46,827$48,028$49,229$50,430$51,631$52,832$54,033$55,234
LEO-6$46,844$48,182$49,521$50,860$52,199$53,537$54,876$56,215$57,553$58,892
LEO-7$50,564$52,051$53,537$55,024$56,511$57,997$59,484$60,971$62,458$63,944
LEO-8$52,707$54,355$56,002$57,650$59,297$60,945$62,593$64,240$65,888$67,536
LEO-9$56,395$58,214$60,032$61,851$63,670$65,489$67,308$69,127$70,945$72,764
LEO-10$62,104$64,106$66,109$68,112$70,115$72,118$74,121$76,124$78,127$80,129

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Colts Neck, 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: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey