Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.78% 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$33,696$34,633$35,569$36,506$37,441$38,379$39,314$40,250$41,187$42,123
LEO-4$37,827$38,878$39,930$40,980$42,032$43,083$44,133$45,185$46,236$47,287
LEO-5$43,496$44,671$45,848$47,023$48,199$49,375$50,551$51,726$52,903$54,078
LEO-6$45,864$47,174$48,486$49,796$51,107$52,418$53,728$55,039$56,349$57,661
LEO-7$49,506$50,961$52,418$53,873$55,329$56,785$58,240$59,696$61,151$62,607
LEO-8$51,604$53,217$54,831$56,444$58,058$59,670$61,283$62,897$64,510$66,123
LEO-9$55,215$56,996$58,776$60,558$62,339$64,119$65,900$67,681$69,461$71,242
LEO-10$60,804$62,766$64,727$66,687$68,649$70,609$72,571$74,531$76,493$78,454

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.76% 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$31,530$32,407$33,282$34,159$35,035$35,912$36,788$37,663$38,540$39,416
LEO-4$35,396$36,379$37,363$38,346$39,331$40,314$41,297$42,281$43,264$44,247
LEO-5$40,700$41,800$42,901$44,001$45,101$46,202$47,302$48,402$49,503$50,603
LEO-6$42,916$44,142$45,369$46,595$47,823$49,049$50,275$51,502$52,728$53,955
LEO-7$46,325$47,686$49,049$50,410$51,773$53,135$54,497$55,859$57,221$58,583
LEO-8$48,287$49,797$51,307$52,816$54,326$55,835$57,344$58,854$60,364$61,873
LEO-9$51,666$53,332$54,999$56,666$58,332$59,998$61,664$63,331$64,997$66,663
LEO-10$56,896$58,731$60,567$62,401$64,237$66,071$67,906$69,741$71,576$73,412

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Radford, Virginia Beach, Wallops Island, Yorktown, 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/virginia