Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.68% 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$31,731$32,613$33,495$34,377$35,259$36,140$37,022$37,904$38,786$39,668
LEO-4$35,622$36,612$37,601$38,591$39,581$40,571$41,561$42,550$43,540$44,530
LEO-5$40,960$42,067$43,175$44,282$45,389$46,496$47,604$48,711$49,818$50,926
LEO-6$43,190$44,424$45,659$46,893$48,127$49,361$50,596$51,830$53,064$54,298
LEO-7$46,620$47,991$49,361$50,732$52,103$53,474$54,844$56,215$57,586$58,957
LEO-8$48,596$50,115$51,634$53,153$54,672$56,191$57,711$59,230$60,749$62,268
LEO-9$51,996$53,673$55,350$57,027$58,704$60,381$62,058$63,735$65,412$67,089
LEO-10$57,260$59,106$60,953$62,800$64,646$66,493$68,340$70,186$72,033$73,879

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

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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: Cincinnati, Montgomery, and other areas within the region.

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.16% 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$31,325$32,196$33,066$33,937$34,807$35,678$36,548$37,419$38,289$39,160
LEO-4$35,166$36,143$37,120$38,097$39,074$40,051$41,028$42,005$42,982$43,960
LEO-5$40,435$41,529$42,622$43,715$44,808$45,901$46,994$48,087$49,180$50,273
LEO-6$42,637$43,855$45,074$46,292$47,511$48,729$49,948$51,166$52,385$53,603
LEO-7$46,023$47,376$48,729$50,082$51,436$52,789$54,142$55,495$56,848$58,202
LEO-8$47,974$49,473$50,973$52,472$53,972$55,472$56,971$58,471$59,971$61,470
LEO-9$51,330$52,986$54,641$56,297$57,952$59,607$61,263$62,918$64,574$66,229
LEO-10$56,526$58,349$60,172$61,995$63,818$65,641$67,464$69,287$71,110$72,933

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.37% 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$31,114$31,978$32,843$33,708$34,572$35,437$36,302$37,166$38,031$38,896
LEO-4$34,928$35,899$36,870$37,840$38,811$39,781$40,752$41,722$42,693$43,663
LEO-5$40,163$41,249$42,334$43,420$44,506$45,591$46,677$47,763$48,849$49,934
LEO-6$42,349$43,560$44,770$45,980$47,190$48,401$49,611$50,821$52,031$53,242
LEO-7$45,712$47,057$48,401$49,745$51,089$52,433$53,777$55,121$56,465$57,809
LEO-8$47,650$49,140$50,629$52,119$53,608$55,098$56,587$58,077$59,566$61,056
LEO-9$50,984$52,628$54,273$55,917$57,561$59,206$60,850$62,494$64,138$65,783
LEO-10$56,145$57,956$59,766$61,577$63,388$65,199$67,009$68,820$70,631$72,441

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.24% 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$31,079$31,943$32,806$33,670$34,534$35,397$36,261$37,125$37,988$38,852
LEO-4$34,889$35,859$36,828$37,798$38,767$39,737$40,706$41,676$42,645$43,614
LEO-5$40,118$41,202$42,287$43,371$44,456$45,541$46,625$47,710$48,794$49,879
LEO-6$42,302$43,511$44,720$45,929$47,138$48,347$49,555$50,764$51,973$53,182
LEO-7$45,661$47,004$48,347$49,689$51,032$52,374$53,717$55,059$56,402$57,745
LEO-8$47,597$49,085$50,573$52,060$53,548$55,036$56,524$58,012$59,500$60,988
LEO-9$50,927$52,570$54,212$55,854$57,497$59,139$60,782$62,424$64,067$65,709
LEO-10$56,082$57,891$59,700$61,508$63,317$65,126$66,934$68,743$70,552$72,361

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio