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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.98% 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$31,277$32,146$33,015$33,884$34,754$35,623$36,492$37,361$38,230$39,099
LEO-4$35,112$36,087$37,063$38,038$39,014$39,990$40,965$41,941$42,916$43,892
LEO-5$40,373$41,465$42,556$43,648$44,739$45,830$46,922$48,013$49,105$50,196
LEO-6$42,571$43,788$45,005$46,221$47,438$48,654$49,871$51,088$52,304$53,521
LEO-7$45,952$47,303$48,654$50,005$51,357$52,708$54,059$55,410$56,761$58,112
LEO-8$47,900$49,397$50,894$52,392$53,889$55,387$56,884$58,381$59,879$61,376
LEO-9$51,251$52,904$54,557$56,210$57,863$59,516$61,169$62,822$64,475$66,128
LEO-10$56,439$58,260$60,080$61,900$63,720$65,540$67,361$69,181$71,001$72,821

The Buffalo locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Buffalo, 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: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork