Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.26% 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$33,015$33,933$34,850$35,768$36,685$37,604$38,520$39,437$40,356$41,273
LEO-4$37,063$38,093$39,123$40,153$41,183$42,213$43,242$44,273$45,302$46,332
LEO-5$42,617$43,769$44,922$46,074$47,225$48,378$49,530$50,682$51,835$52,986
LEO-6$44,938$46,222$47,507$48,790$50,075$51,359$52,643$53,928$55,211$56,496
LEO-7$48,507$49,932$51,359$52,785$54,211$55,638$57,064$58,490$59,916$61,343
LEO-8$50,562$52,143$53,723$55,304$56,885$58,465$60,046$61,626$63,207$64,788
LEO-9$54,100$55,845$57,589$59,335$61,080$62,825$64,569$66,314$68,058$69,803
LEO-10$59,576$61,498$63,420$65,341$67,263$69,183$71,105$73,026$74,948$76,870

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.69% 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$32,591$33,498$34,403$35,309$36,214$37,121$38,026$38,931$39,837$40,743
LEO-4$36,587$37,603$38,621$39,637$40,654$41,671$42,687$43,704$44,720$45,737
LEO-5$42,070$43,207$44,345$45,482$46,619$47,757$48,894$50,031$51,169$52,306
LEO-6$44,361$45,628$46,897$48,164$49,432$50,699$51,967$53,235$54,502$55,771
LEO-7$47,884$49,291$50,699$52,107$53,515$54,924$56,331$57,739$59,147$60,555
LEO-8$49,913$51,473$53,034$54,594$56,155$57,714$59,274$60,835$62,396$63,956
LEO-9$53,405$55,128$56,850$58,573$60,296$62,018$63,740$65,462$67,185$68,907
LEO-10$58,811$60,708$62,606$64,502$66,399$68,295$70,192$72,088$73,985$75,883

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2016/washington