Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Mexico 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 Mexico 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.

ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM

The ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.37% 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$30,884$31,743$32,601$33,460$34,318$35,177$36,035$36,892$37,751$38,609
LEO-4$34,671$35,634$36,598$37,561$38,526$39,489$40,452$41,416$42,379$43,342
LEO-5$39,867$40,944$42,023$43,100$44,178$45,256$46,334$47,411$48,489$49,567
LEO-6$42,038$43,239$44,441$45,642$46,844$48,045$49,245$50,447$51,648$52,850
LEO-7$45,376$46,710$48,045$49,378$50,713$52,047$53,381$54,716$56,049$57,384
LEO-8$47,299$48,778$50,256$51,735$53,214$54,692$56,171$57,649$59,128$60,607
LEO-9$50,609$52,241$53,873$55,506$57,138$58,770$60,402$62,034$63,666$65,298
LEO-10$55,731$57,529$59,327$61,124$62,922$64,719$66,516$68,313$70,111$71,909

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

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Rest of New Mexico Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in New Mexico 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: Alamogordo, Clovis, Las Cruces, 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/newmexico