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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Georgia 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.

Georgia 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.7% 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$32,921$33,836$34,751$35,666$36,581$37,495$38,410$39,325$40,240$41,155
LEO-4$36,951$37,977$39,003$40,029$41,055$42,081$43,107$44,133$45,159$46,185
LEO-5$42,497$43,646$44,795$45,944$47,094$48,243$49,392$50,541$51,690$52,839
LEO-6$44,809$46,089$47,370$48,651$49,931$51,212$52,492$53,773$55,054$56,334
LEO-7$48,371$49,794$51,217$52,640$54,063$55,486$56,909$58,332$59,755$61,178
LEO-8$50,415$51,990$53,565$55,141$56,716$58,291$59,866$61,441$63,016$64,591
LEO-9$53,944$55,685$57,425$59,166$60,906$62,647$64,387$66,128$67,868$69,609
LEO-10$59,406$61,323$63,240$65,156$67,073$68,990$70,906$72,823$74,740$76,657

The Atlanta locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Atlanta, East Point, Forest Park, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Georgia Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Georgia 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: Albany, Columbus, Dahlonega, Hinesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Kings Bay, Fort Benning, 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/georgia