Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.2% 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$34,889$35,859$36,828$37,799$38,768$39,738$40,707$41,676$42,646$43,615
LEO-4$39,167$40,255$41,344$42,432$43,521$44,609$45,697$46,786$47,874$48,962
LEO-5$45,037$46,254$47,472$48,689$49,906$51,124$52,342$53,559$54,777$55,994
LEO-6$47,489$48,845$50,203$51,560$52,918$54,274$55,631$56,989$58,345$59,703
LEO-7$51,260$52,767$54,274$55,781$57,289$58,796$60,303$61,811$63,317$64,825
LEO-8$53,432$55,103$56,773$58,444$60,114$61,783$63,454$65,125$66,795$68,466
LEO-9$57,171$59,015$60,858$62,703$64,547$66,391$68,234$70,078$71,922$73,765
LEO-10$62,958$64,989$67,020$69,050$71,081$73,110$75,141$77,171$79,202$81,233

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Colts Neck, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.22% 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$33,004$33,922$34,839$35,757$36,673$37,591$38,508$39,425$40,342$41,259
LEO-4$37,051$38,080$39,110$40,139$41,170$42,199$43,228$44,258$45,287$46,316
LEO-5$42,603$43,755$44,907$46,059$47,210$48,362$49,514$50,665$51,818$52,969
LEO-6$44,923$46,206$47,491$48,774$50,059$51,342$52,625$53,910$55,193$56,478
LEO-7$48,491$49,916$51,342$52,767$54,194$55,620$57,045$58,471$59,896$61,323
LEO-8$50,545$52,126$53,706$55,286$56,867$58,446$60,026$61,606$63,187$64,767
LEO-9$54,082$55,826$57,571$59,316$61,060$62,804$64,548$66,292$68,036$69,780
LEO-10$59,557$61,478$63,399$65,319$67,241$69,161$71,082$73,002$74,923$76,845

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey