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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Virginia 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.

Virginia 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: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.47% 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$31,141$32,006$32,871$33,737$34,602$35,467$36,333$37,198$38,064$38,929
LEO-4$34,958$35,930$36,901$37,873$38,844$39,815$40,787$41,758$42,729$43,701
LEO-5$40,197$41,284$42,371$43,457$44,544$45,631$46,717$47,804$48,891$49,977
LEO-6$42,386$43,597$44,808$46,020$47,231$48,442$49,653$50,865$52,076$53,287
LEO-7$45,752$47,097$48,442$49,787$51,133$52,478$53,823$55,168$56,514$57,859
LEO-8$47,691$49,182$50,673$52,163$53,654$55,145$56,636$58,127$59,617$61,108
LEO-9$51,028$52,674$54,319$55,965$57,611$59,256$60,902$62,548$64,194$65,839
LEO-10$56,193$58,006$59,818$61,630$63,442$65,255$67,067$68,879$70,691$72,504

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Radford, Virginia Beach, Wallops Island, Yorktown, 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/virginia