Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2016

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.58% 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$32,291$33,189$34,086$34,984$35,881$36,779$37,676$38,573$39,471$40,368
LEO-4$36,251$37,258$38,266$39,272$40,281$41,287$42,294$43,302$44,309$45,316
LEO-5$41,683$42,810$43,937$45,064$46,190$47,318$48,444$49,571$50,698$51,825
LEO-6$43,953$45,208$46,465$47,721$48,978$50,233$51,489$52,746$54,001$55,258
LEO-7$47,443$48,838$50,233$51,627$53,023$54,418$55,813$57,208$58,603$59,998
LEO-8$49,454$51,000$52,546$54,092$55,638$57,183$58,729$60,275$61,822$63,368
LEO-9$52,914$54,621$56,327$58,035$59,741$61,447$63,154$64,860$66,567$68,273
LEO-10$58,270$60,150$62,030$63,908$65,788$67,667$69,547$71,425$73,305$75,185

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville 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$31,425$32,298$33,171$34,045$34,918$35,792$36,665$37,537$38,411$39,284
LEO-4$35,278$36,257$37,238$38,218$39,199$40,179$41,159$42,140$43,120$44,100
LEO-5$40,564$41,660$42,758$43,854$44,950$46,048$47,144$48,240$49,337$50,434
LEO-6$42,773$43,995$45,218$46,440$47,663$48,885$50,107$51,330$52,552$53,775
LEO-7$46,170$47,527$48,885$50,242$51,600$52,958$54,315$55,673$57,029$58,387
LEO-8$48,126$49,631$51,135$52,640$54,145$55,648$57,153$58,657$60,162$61,667
LEO-9$51,494$53,154$54,815$56,477$58,137$59,798$61,458$63,119$64,780$66,440
LEO-10$56,706$58,535$60,365$62,193$64,022$65,850$67,680$69,508$71,337$73,166

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 14.35% (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$30,879$31,738$32,595$33,454$34,312$35,171$36,028$36,886$37,745$38,602
LEO-4$34,665$35,628$36,592$37,555$38,519$39,482$40,444$41,408$42,371$43,334
LEO-5$39,860$40,937$42,016$43,093$44,170$45,248$46,325$47,403$48,481$49,558
LEO-6$42,030$43,231$44,433$45,634$46,835$48,036$49,237$50,439$51,639$52,841
LEO-7$45,368$46,702$48,036$49,369$50,704$52,038$53,372$54,706$56,040$57,374
LEO-8$47,291$48,769$50,248$51,726$53,205$54,682$56,161$57,639$59,118$60,596
LEO-9$50,600$52,232$53,863$55,496$57,128$58,760$60,392$62,023$63,655$65,287
LEO-10$55,722$57,519$59,317$61,113$62,911$64,707$66,505$68,301$70,099$71,896

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, Fort Rucker, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $160,300 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/2016/alabama