Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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.

CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.76% 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$32,070$32,962$33,853$34,744$35,635$36,527$37,418$38,308$39,200$40,091
LEO-4$36,002$37,002$38,003$39,003$40,004$41,004$42,004$43,005$44,005$45,005
LEO-5$41,397$42,516$43,636$44,755$45,873$46,993$48,112$49,231$50,351$51,469
LEO-6$43,651$44,898$46,147$47,394$48,642$49,889$51,136$52,384$53,631$54,879
LEO-7$47,118$48,503$49,889$51,273$52,659$54,045$55,430$56,816$58,201$59,587
LEO-8$49,114$50,650$52,186$53,721$55,257$56,791$58,327$59,862$61,398$62,933
LEO-9$52,551$54,246$55,941$57,637$59,331$61,026$62,721$64,415$66,110$67,805
LEO-10$57,871$59,737$61,604$63,470$65,337$67,203$69,070$70,935$72,802$74,669

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

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Rest of Kentucky Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Kentucky 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: Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette, Lexington, Fort Knox, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2016/kentucky