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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois 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.

Illinois 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 26.85% 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$34,598$35,560$36,521$37,483$38,444$39,406$40,367$41,329$42,291$43,252
LEO-4$38,834$39,912$40,990$42,069$43,147$44,225$45,303$46,381$47,460$48,538
LEO-5$44,663$45,870$47,078$48,285$49,493$50,701$51,908$53,116$54,324$55,531
LEO-6$47,092$48,438$49,784$51,129$52,475$53,821$55,167$56,513$57,859$59,205
LEO-7$50,835$52,331$53,826$55,322$56,817$58,313$59,809$61,304$62,800$64,295
LEO-8$52,984$54,639$56,295$57,950$59,606$61,261$62,916$64,572$66,227$67,883
LEO-9$56,693$58,522$60,351$62,181$64,010$65,839$67,668$69,497$71,326$73,156
LEO-10$62,433$64,447$66,462$68,476$70,491$72,505$74,519$76,534$78,548$80,562

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.83% 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$31,593$32,471$33,349$34,227$35,105$35,983$36,861$37,739$38,617$39,495
LEO-4$35,460$36,445$37,429$38,414$39,398$40,383$41,368$42,352$43,337$44,321
LEO-5$40,783$41,885$42,988$44,091$45,193$46,296$47,399$48,501$49,604$50,707
LEO-6$43,001$44,230$45,459$46,688$47,917$49,146$50,374$51,603$52,832$54,061
LEO-7$46,419$47,785$49,150$50,516$51,881$53,247$54,613$55,978$57,344$58,710
LEO-8$48,381$49,893$51,404$52,916$54,427$55,939$57,451$58,962$60,474$61,985
LEO-9$51,768$53,438$55,108$56,779$58,449$60,119$61,790$63,460$65,130$66,800
LEO-10$57,009$58,849$60,688$62,527$64,367$66,206$68,045$69,885$71,724$73,564

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.56% 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$31,519$32,395$33,271$34,147$35,023$35,899$36,775$37,651$38,527$39,402
LEO-4$35,378$36,360$37,342$38,324$39,307$40,289$41,271$42,253$43,236$44,218
LEO-5$40,688$41,788$42,888$43,988$45,088$46,188$47,288$48,388$49,489$50,589
LEO-6$42,900$44,127$45,353$46,579$47,805$49,031$50,257$51,483$52,709$53,935
LEO-7$46,311$47,673$49,036$50,398$51,760$53,123$54,485$55,848$57,210$58,573
LEO-8$48,268$49,776$51,284$52,792$54,300$55,809$57,317$58,825$60,333$61,841
LEO-9$51,647$53,314$54,980$56,646$58,313$59,979$61,645$63,312$64,978$66,645
LEO-10$56,876$58,711$60,547$62,382$64,217$66,052$67,887$69,722$71,557$73,392

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, 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/illinois