Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois 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.

Illinois 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 25.44% 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$33,874$34,816$35,757$36,699$37,640$38,582$39,522$40,463$41,405$42,346
LEO-4$38,027$39,083$40,141$41,197$42,254$43,311$44,367$45,424$46,481$47,537
LEO-5$43,726$44,908$46,090$47,272$48,454$49,637$50,818$52,000$53,183$54,364
LEO-6$46,107$47,424$48,742$50,059$51,378$52,695$54,012$55,330$56,647$57,966
LEO-7$49,768$51,231$52,695$54,157$55,621$57,085$58,548$60,012$61,474$62,938
LEO-8$51,877$53,499$55,121$56,743$58,365$59,985$61,607$63,229$64,851$66,473
LEO-9$55,507$57,297$59,087$60,879$62,669$64,459$66,249$68,039$69,829$71,619
LEO-10$61,126$63,098$65,069$67,040$69,012$70,983$72,955$74,925$76,897$78,869

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.49% 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$30,917$31,777$32,635$33,495$34,354$35,214$36,072$36,931$37,791$38,650
LEO-4$34,708$35,672$36,637$37,601$38,566$39,530$40,494$41,459$42,423$43,387
LEO-5$39,909$40,987$42,067$43,146$44,224$45,304$46,382$47,461$48,540$49,619
LEO-6$42,082$43,284$44,487$45,690$46,893$48,095$49,297$50,500$51,703$52,906
LEO-7$45,424$46,759$48,095$49,430$50,766$52,102$53,437$54,773$56,108$57,444
LEO-8$47,348$48,829$50,309$51,790$53,270$54,749$56,229$57,710$59,190$60,671
LEO-9$50,662$52,296$53,929$55,564$57,198$58,832$60,466$62,099$63,733$65,367
LEO-10$55,790$57,590$59,389$61,188$62,988$64,786$66,586$68,385$70,185$71,984

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.43% 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$30,901$31,760$32,618$33,478$34,336$35,195$36,053$36,912$37,771$38,629
LEO-4$34,689$35,653$36,618$37,581$38,546$39,509$40,473$41,437$42,401$43,364
LEO-5$39,888$40,966$42,045$43,123$44,201$45,280$46,358$47,436$48,515$49,593
LEO-6$42,060$43,261$44,464$45,666$46,868$48,070$49,271$50,474$51,675$52,878
LEO-7$45,400$46,734$48,070$49,404$50,739$52,075$53,409$54,744$56,079$57,414
LEO-8$47,324$48,803$50,283$51,762$53,242$54,720$56,200$57,680$59,159$60,639
LEO-9$50,635$52,268$53,901$55,535$57,168$58,801$60,434$62,067$63,700$65,333
LEO-10$55,761$57,559$59,358$61,156$62,955$64,753$66,551$68,349$70,148$71,947

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, 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/illinois