Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Arizona 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.

Arizona 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.

PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Phoenix and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.12% 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$31,627$32,507$33,385$34,265$35,143$36,023$36,901$37,779$38,659$39,537
LEO-4$35,505$36,491$37,478$38,465$39,452$40,438$41,424$42,411$43,398$44,384
LEO-5$40,826$41,929$43,033$44,137$45,240$46,344$47,448$48,551$49,655$50,759
LEO-6$43,049$44,278$45,509$46,739$47,970$49,200$50,430$51,660$52,890$54,121
LEO-7$46,467$47,833$49,200$50,565$51,932$53,299$54,665$56,031$57,397$58,764
LEO-8$48,436$49,951$51,465$52,979$54,494$56,007$57,521$59,036$60,550$62,064
LEO-9$51,826$53,497$55,168$56,841$58,512$60,183$61,855$63,526$65,197$66,868
LEO-10$57,071$58,913$60,754$62,594$64,435$66,275$68,116$69,956$71,797$73,638

The Phoenix locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, and other areas within the region.

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LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ

The LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.55% 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$30,933$31,793$32,652$33,513$34,372$35,232$36,091$36,950$37,811$38,670
LEO-4$34,726$35,690$36,656$37,621$38,586$39,551$40,515$41,481$42,445$43,410
LEO-5$39,930$41,009$42,089$43,168$44,247$45,327$46,406$47,486$48,566$49,645
LEO-6$42,104$43,307$44,511$45,713$46,917$48,120$49,323$50,527$51,730$52,934
LEO-7$45,448$46,783$48,120$49,456$50,793$52,129$53,465$54,802$56,138$57,474
LEO-8$47,373$48,854$50,336$51,817$53,298$54,778$56,259$57,740$59,221$60,702
LEO-9$50,688$52,323$53,958$55,593$57,228$58,863$60,497$62,132$63,767$65,401
LEO-10$55,819$57,620$59,421$61,220$63,021$64,820$66,621$68,421$70,221$72,022

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

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TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ

The TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Tucson and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.51% 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$30,922$31,782$32,641$33,501$34,360$35,220$36,079$36,937$37,797$38,656
LEO-4$34,714$35,678$36,643$37,607$38,573$39,537$40,501$41,466$42,431$43,395
LEO-5$39,916$40,995$42,074$43,153$44,232$45,312$46,390$47,469$48,549$49,627
LEO-6$42,089$43,292$44,495$45,698$46,901$48,103$49,306$50,509$51,712$52,915
LEO-7$45,432$46,767$48,103$49,439$50,775$52,111$53,446$54,783$56,118$57,454
LEO-8$47,357$48,837$50,318$51,799$53,279$54,759$56,239$57,720$59,201$60,681
LEO-9$50,671$52,305$53,939$55,574$57,208$58,842$60,476$62,110$63,744$65,378
LEO-10$55,800$57,600$59,400$61,199$62,999$64,798$66,598$68,397$70,197$71,997

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

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Rest of Arizona Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Arizona 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: Flagstaff, Wellton, Yuma, 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/arizona