Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.31% 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$31,678$32,559$33,439$34,320$35,200$36,081$36,961$37,841$38,722$39,602
LEO-4$35,563$36,550$37,539$38,527$39,516$40,504$41,491$42,480$43,468$44,456
LEO-5$40,892$41,997$43,103$44,208$45,313$46,420$47,525$48,630$49,736$50,841
LEO-6$43,118$44,350$45,583$46,815$48,048$49,280$50,511$51,744$52,976$54,209
LEO-7$46,543$47,911$49,280$50,647$52,016$53,385$54,753$56,122$57,490$58,859
LEO-8$48,515$50,032$51,548$53,065$54,582$56,098$57,614$59,131$60,648$62,165
LEO-9$51,910$53,584$55,258$56,933$58,607$60,281$61,955$63,629$65,303$66,977
LEO-10$57,164$59,008$60,852$62,695$64,539$66,382$68,226$70,069$71,913$73,757

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

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany 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 Albany locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork