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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Arizona for 2017

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.

Arizona 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.

PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Phoenix and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.57% 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$32,340$33,239$34,137$35,036$35,935$36,834$37,733$38,631$39,530$40,429
LEO-4$36,299$37,307$38,315$39,323$40,330$41,338$42,346$43,354$44,362$45,370
LEO-5$41,747$42,876$44,005$45,134$46,262$47,391$48,520$49,649$50,778$51,906
LEO-6$44,018$45,276$46,534$47,792$49,050$50,308$51,566$52,824$54,082$55,340
LEO-7$47,517$48,915$50,313$51,711$53,109$54,507$55,905$57,303$58,700$60,098
LEO-8$49,526$51,073$52,620$54,168$55,715$57,262$58,810$60,357$61,904$63,452
LEO-9$52,992$54,702$56,412$58,122$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,961$66,671$68,381
LEO-10$58,358$60,241$62,124$64,006$65,889$67,772$69,655$71,538$73,421$75,304

The Phoenix locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, and other areas within the region.

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LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ

The LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.93% 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$31,620$32,499$33,377$34,256$35,135$36,014$36,892$37,771$38,650$39,529
LEO-4$35,491$36,476$37,462$38,447$39,432$40,418$41,403$42,389$43,374$44,359
LEO-5$40,818$41,921$43,025$44,129$45,232$46,336$47,440$48,543$49,647$50,751
LEO-6$43,038$44,268$45,498$46,728$47,958$49,188$50,418$51,648$52,878$54,108
LEO-7$46,459$47,826$49,193$50,559$51,926$53,293$54,660$56,027$57,393$58,760
LEO-8$48,423$49,936$51,449$52,961$54,474$55,987$57,500$59,013$60,526$62,039
LEO-9$51,813$53,484$55,156$56,828$58,499$60,171$61,843$63,515$65,186$66,858
LEO-10$57,058$58,899$60,740$62,581$64,422$66,263$68,104$69,945$71,786$73,627

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

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TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ

The TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Tucson and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.66% 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$31,546$32,423$33,300$34,176$35,053$35,930$36,806$37,683$38,560$39,437
LEO-4$35,408$36,391$37,374$38,357$39,341$40,324$41,307$42,290$43,273$44,256
LEO-5$40,723$41,824$42,925$44,026$45,127$46,228$47,329$48,430$49,531$50,632
LEO-6$42,938$44,165$45,392$46,619$47,846$49,073$50,301$51,528$52,755$53,982
LEO-7$46,351$47,714$49,078$50,442$51,805$53,169$54,533$55,896$57,260$58,623
LEO-8$48,310$49,819$51,329$52,838$54,347$55,857$57,366$58,876$60,385$61,894
LEO-9$51,692$53,360$55,028$56,695$58,363$60,031$61,699$63,367$65,034$66,702
LEO-10$56,926$58,762$60,599$62,436$64,272$66,109$67,946$69,782$71,619$73,456

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

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Rest of Arizona Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Arizona 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 15.06% (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$31,383$32,255$33,127$33,999$34,871$35,743$36,616$37,488$38,360$39,232
LEO-4$35,224$36,202$37,180$38,158$39,137$40,115$41,093$42,071$43,049$44,027
LEO-5$40,511$41,607$42,702$43,798$44,893$45,988$47,084$48,179$49,274$50,370
LEO-6$42,715$43,936$45,156$46,377$47,598$48,819$50,040$51,260$52,481$53,702
LEO-7$46,110$47,467$48,823$50,180$51,537$52,893$54,250$55,606$56,963$58,319
LEO-8$48,059$49,561$51,062$52,564$54,066$55,567$57,069$58,570$60,072$61,573
LEO-9$51,424$53,083$54,742$56,401$58,060$59,720$61,379$63,038$64,697$66,356
LEO-10$56,630$58,457$60,285$62,112$63,939$65,766$67,593$69,420$71,247$73,075

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Flagstaff, Wellton, Yuma, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $161,900 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/2017/arizona