Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.44% 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$33,874$34,816$35,757$36,699$37,640$38,582$39,522$40,463$41,405$42,346
LEO-4$38,027$39,083$40,141$41,197$42,254$43,311$44,367$45,424$46,481$47,537
LEO-5$43,726$44,908$46,090$47,272$48,454$49,637$50,818$52,000$53,183$54,364
LEO-6$46,107$47,424$48,742$50,059$51,378$52,695$54,012$55,330$56,647$57,966
LEO-7$49,768$51,231$52,695$54,157$55,621$57,085$58,548$60,012$61,474$62,938
LEO-8$51,877$53,499$55,121$56,743$58,365$59,985$61,607$63,229$64,851$66,473
LEO-9$55,507$57,297$59,087$60,879$62,669$64,459$66,249$68,039$69,829$71,619
LEO-10$61,126$63,098$65,069$67,040$69,012$70,983$72,955$74,925$76,897$78,869

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.3% 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$32,756$33,667$34,577$35,488$36,397$37,308$38,218$39,128$40,039$40,948
LEO-4$36,772$37,793$38,816$39,837$40,860$41,881$42,903$43,925$44,947$45,968
LEO-5$42,283$43,425$44,569$45,712$46,855$47,998$49,141$50,284$51,428$52,570
LEO-6$44,585$45,859$47,134$48,407$49,682$50,956$52,229$53,504$54,778$56,053
LEO-7$48,126$49,540$50,956$52,370$53,786$55,201$56,616$58,031$59,445$60,861
LEO-8$50,165$51,733$53,302$54,870$56,438$58,006$59,574$61,142$62,711$64,279
LEO-9$53,675$55,406$57,137$58,869$60,600$62,331$64,062$65,793$67,524$69,255
LEO-10$59,108$61,015$62,922$64,828$66,734$68,640$70,547$72,452$74,359$76,266

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.39% 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$31,970$32,859$33,747$34,636$35,524$36,413$37,301$38,189$39,078$39,966
LEO-4$35,890$36,887$37,885$38,882$39,880$40,877$41,873$42,871$43,868$44,865
LEO-5$41,268$42,384$43,500$44,615$45,731$46,847$47,962$49,077$50,194$51,309
LEO-6$43,515$44,759$46,003$47,246$48,490$49,733$50,976$52,221$53,464$54,708
LEO-7$46,971$48,352$49,733$51,114$52,495$53,877$55,257$56,639$58,019$59,401
LEO-8$48,961$50,492$52,023$53,554$55,084$56,614$58,145$59,676$61,206$62,737
LEO-9$52,388$54,077$55,766$57,457$59,146$60,836$62,525$64,215$65,904$67,594
LEO-10$57,690$59,551$61,412$63,272$65,133$66,993$68,854$70,714$72,575$74,437

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 14.35%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin