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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.81% 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$32,568$33,473$34,378$35,283$36,189$37,094$37,999$38,904$39,809$40,714
LEO-4$36,561$37,577$38,593$39,609$40,625$41,641$42,657$43,673$44,688$45,704
LEO-5$42,040$43,177$44,313$45,450$46,586$47,723$48,859$49,996$51,132$52,269
LEO-6$44,329$45,596$46,863$48,130$49,396$50,663$51,930$53,197$54,464$55,731
LEO-7$47,849$49,256$50,663$52,070$53,477$54,884$56,291$57,698$59,105$60,512
LEO-8$49,878$51,437$52,996$54,555$56,114$57,673$59,233$60,792$62,351$63,910
LEO-9$53,367$55,089$56,810$58,531$60,252$61,973$63,694$65,416$67,137$68,858
LEO-10$58,770$60,665$62,560$64,456$66,351$68,246$70,142$72,037$73,933$75,828

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.35% 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$32,178$33,072$33,966$34,861$35,755$36,649$37,543$38,437$39,332$40,226
LEO-4$36,123$37,127$38,130$39,134$40,138$41,142$42,145$43,149$44,153$45,157
LEO-5$41,536$42,659$43,782$44,905$46,028$47,151$48,274$49,396$50,519$51,642
LEO-6$43,798$45,049$46,301$47,553$48,804$50,056$51,308$52,559$53,811$55,063
LEO-7$47,276$48,666$50,056$51,446$52,836$54,226$55,616$57,006$58,396$59,786
LEO-8$49,280$50,820$52,361$53,901$55,442$56,982$58,523$60,063$61,604$63,144
LEO-9$52,728$54,428$56,129$57,829$59,530$61,230$62,931$64,632$66,332$68,033
LEO-10$58,065$59,938$61,811$63,683$65,556$67,428$69,301$71,174$73,046$74,919

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2015/washington