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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.57% 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$34,795$35,762$36,729$37,696$38,663$39,630$40,597$41,564$42,531$43,498
LEO-4$39,054$40,139$41,223$42,307$43,392$44,476$45,560$46,645$47,729$48,813
LEO-5$44,916$46,131$47,345$48,560$49,774$50,988$52,203$53,417$54,632$55,846
LEO-6$47,359$48,713$50,066$51,420$52,773$54,127$55,480$56,834$58,187$59,541
LEO-7$51,124$52,628$54,132$55,636$57,140$58,644$60,148$61,652$63,156$64,660
LEO-8$53,285$54,950$56,614$58,279$59,944$61,609$63,273$64,938$66,603$68,268
LEO-9$57,015$58,854$60,694$62,534$64,373$66,213$68,052$69,892$71,731$73,571
LEO-10$62,787$64,813$66,839$68,865$70,891$72,916$74,942$76,968$78,994$81,020

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.73% 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$34,566$35,526$36,487$37,447$38,408$39,369$40,329$41,290$42,251$43,211
LEO-4$38,797$39,874$40,952$42,029$43,106$44,183$45,260$46,338$47,415$48,492
LEO-5$44,620$45,827$47,033$48,240$49,446$50,653$51,859$53,066$54,272$55,479
LEO-6$47,047$48,392$49,736$51,081$52,426$53,770$55,115$56,459$57,804$59,149
LEO-7$50,787$52,281$53,775$55,269$56,764$58,258$59,752$61,246$62,740$64,234
LEO-8$52,934$54,588$56,242$57,895$59,549$61,203$62,857$64,511$66,164$67,818
LEO-9$56,639$58,467$60,294$62,122$63,949$65,777$67,604$69,432$71,259$73,086
LEO-10$62,374$64,386$66,399$68,411$70,424$72,436$74,449$76,461$78,474$80,486

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.85% 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$31,598$32,476$33,354$34,233$35,111$35,989$36,867$37,745$38,623$39,501
LEO-4$35,466$36,451$37,436$38,420$39,405$40,390$41,375$42,359$43,344$44,329
LEO-5$40,790$41,893$42,995$44,098$45,201$46,304$47,407$48,510$49,613$50,716
LEO-6$43,008$44,237$45,466$46,696$47,925$49,154$50,383$51,612$52,842$54,071
LEO-7$46,427$47,793$49,159$50,525$51,890$53,256$54,622$55,988$57,354$58,720
LEO-8$48,389$49,901$51,413$52,925$54,437$55,949$57,460$58,972$60,484$61,996
LEO-9$51,777$53,447$55,118$56,789$58,459$60,130$61,800$63,471$65,141$66,812
LEO-10$57,019$58,859$60,698$62,538$64,378$66,218$68,057$69,897$71,737$73,576

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

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Rest of Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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: 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/massachusetts