Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.1% 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$33,448$34,377$35,307$36,236$37,166$38,095$39,025$39,954$40,884$41,813
LEO-4$37,549$38,592$39,635$40,679$41,722$42,765$43,809$44,852$45,895$46,939
LEO-5$43,176$44,343$45,510$46,677$47,844$49,012$50,179$51,346$52,513$53,680
LEO-6$45,526$46,827$48,128$49,430$50,731$52,032$53,333$54,634$55,935$57,236
LEO-7$49,142$50,587$52,032$53,476$54,921$56,366$57,811$59,256$60,701$62,146
LEO-8$51,225$52,826$54,427$56,029$57,630$59,231$60,832$62,434$64,035$65,636
LEO-9$54,809$56,576$58,344$60,112$61,879$63,647$65,415$67,182$68,950$70,718
LEO-10$60,357$62,304$64,250$66,197$68,143$70,090$72,036$73,983$75,929$77,876

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.96% 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$32,341$33,240$34,139$35,037$35,936$36,835$37,733$38,632$39,531$40,430
LEO-4$36,306$37,315$38,324$39,333$40,341$41,350$42,359$43,368$44,377$45,385
LEO-5$41,747$42,875$44,004$45,133$46,261$47,390$48,518$49,647$50,775$51,904
LEO-6$44,020$45,278$46,536$47,794$49,052$50,310$51,568$52,826$54,084$55,342
LEO-7$47,516$48,913$50,310$51,707$53,104$54,501$55,898$57,295$58,692$60,089
LEO-8$49,529$51,078$52,626$54,174$55,723$57,271$58,819$60,368$61,916$63,464
LEO-9$52,995$54,704$56,413$58,122$59,832$61,541$63,250$64,959$66,668$68,377
LEO-10$58,360$60,242$62,124$64,006$65,888$67,770$69,652$71,535$73,417$75,299

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.1% 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$31,576$32,454$33,331$34,209$35,086$35,964$36,841$37,719$38,596$39,474
LEO-4$35,448$36,433$37,418$38,403$39,388$40,372$41,357$42,342$43,327$44,312
LEO-5$40,760$41,862$42,964$44,065$45,167$46,269$47,371$48,473$49,575$50,677
LEO-6$42,979$44,207$45,435$46,664$47,892$49,120$50,348$51,577$52,805$54,033
LEO-7$46,392$47,756$49,120$50,484$51,848$53,212$54,576$55,940$57,304$58,669
LEO-8$48,358$49,870$51,382$52,893$54,405$55,917$57,428$58,940$60,452$61,964
LEO-9$51,742$53,411$55,079$56,748$58,417$60,086$61,754$63,423$65,092$66,761
LEO-10$56,980$58,817$60,655$62,493$64,330$66,168$68,006$69,843$71,681$73,518

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 14.16%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin