Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.11% 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$34,865$35,834$36,803$37,772$38,741$39,710$40,679$41,647$42,617$43,585
LEO-4$39,140$40,227$41,315$42,402$43,491$44,578$45,665$46,753$47,840$48,928
LEO-5$45,005$46,221$47,439$48,655$49,871$51,089$52,305$53,521$54,739$55,955
LEO-6$47,456$48,811$50,168$51,524$52,881$54,237$55,592$56,949$58,305$59,662
LEO-7$51,224$52,730$54,237$55,742$57,249$58,755$60,261$61,768$63,273$64,780
LEO-8$53,395$55,064$56,734$58,403$60,072$61,740$63,410$65,079$66,749$68,418
LEO-9$57,131$58,974$60,816$62,660$64,502$66,344$68,187$70,029$71,872$73,714
LEO-10$62,914$64,944$66,973$69,002$71,031$73,059$75,089$77,117$79,147$81,177

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.04% 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$32,686$33,595$34,502$35,411$36,319$37,228$38,136$39,044$39,953$40,861
LEO-4$36,693$37,712$38,733$39,752$40,772$41,791$42,811$43,831$44,850$45,869
LEO-5$42,192$43,332$44,474$45,614$46,754$47,896$49,036$50,176$51,317$52,458
LEO-6$44,489$45,760$47,033$48,303$49,576$50,846$52,117$53,390$54,660$55,933
LEO-7$48,023$49,434$50,846$52,258$53,670$55,083$56,494$57,907$59,318$60,731
LEO-8$50,057$51,622$53,187$54,752$56,317$57,881$59,446$61,011$62,576$64,142
LEO-9$53,560$55,287$57,015$58,743$60,470$62,198$63,925$65,652$67,379$69,107
LEO-10$58,982$60,884$62,787$64,689$66,591$68,493$70,396$72,297$74,200$76,103

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.59% 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$30,944$31,804$32,664$33,524$34,384$35,244$36,104$36,963$37,824$38,683
LEO-4$34,738$35,703$36,669$37,634$38,600$39,564$40,529$41,495$42,460$43,425
LEO-5$39,944$41,023$42,104$43,183$44,263$45,343$46,423$47,502$48,583$49,662
LEO-6$42,119$43,322$44,526$45,729$46,934$48,137$49,340$50,545$51,748$52,952
LEO-7$45,464$46,800$48,137$49,473$50,810$52,148$53,484$54,821$56,157$57,494
LEO-8$47,390$48,871$50,353$51,835$53,316$54,797$56,279$57,760$59,242$60,724
LEO-9$50,706$52,341$53,976$55,613$57,248$58,883$60,518$62,154$63,789$65,424
LEO-10$55,839$57,640$59,441$61,241$63,043$64,843$66,644$68,445$70,246$72,047

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 14.51% 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$30,922$31,782$32,641$33,501$34,360$35,220$36,079$36,937$37,797$38,656
LEO-4$34,714$35,678$36,643$37,607$38,573$39,537$40,501$41,466$42,431$43,395
LEO-5$39,916$40,995$42,074$43,153$44,232$45,312$46,390$47,469$48,549$49,627
LEO-6$42,089$43,292$44,495$45,698$46,901$48,103$49,306$50,509$51,712$52,915
LEO-7$45,432$46,767$48,103$49,439$50,775$52,111$53,446$54,783$56,118$57,454
LEO-8$47,357$48,837$50,318$51,799$53,279$54,759$56,239$57,720$59,201$60,681
LEO-9$50,671$52,305$53,939$55,574$57,208$58,842$60,476$62,110$63,744$65,378
LEO-10$55,800$57,600$59,400$61,199$62,999$64,798$66,598$68,397$70,197$71,997

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, El Paso, Ingleside, Killeen, Kingsville, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Universal City, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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/texas