Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 31.22% 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$35,790$36,785$37,780$38,774$39,769$40,763$41,758$42,753$43,747$44,742
LEO-4$40,172$41,287$42,402$43,518$44,633$45,749$46,864$47,979$49,095$50,210
LEO-5$46,201$47,450$48,700$49,949$51,198$52,447$53,697$54,946$56,195$57,444
LEO-6$48,714$50,106$51,499$52,891$54,283$55,675$57,068$58,460$59,852$61,244
LEO-7$52,586$54,133$55,681$57,228$58,775$60,322$61,869$63,416$64,963$66,510
LEO-8$54,809$56,522$58,234$59,947$61,659$63,371$65,084$66,796$68,509$70,221
LEO-9$58,646$60,538$62,431$64,323$66,215$68,107$69,999$71,892$73,784$75,676
LEO-10$64,584$66,668$68,751$70,835$72,919$75,003$77,087$79,170$81,254$83,338

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 23.87% 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$33,786$34,724$35,663$36,602$37,541$38,480$39,419$40,358$41,297$42,236
LEO-4$37,922$38,974$40,027$41,080$42,133$43,186$44,239$45,292$46,345$47,398
LEO-5$43,613$44,793$45,972$47,151$48,330$49,510$50,689$51,868$53,047$54,227
LEO-6$45,985$47,300$48,614$49,928$51,243$52,557$53,871$55,185$56,500$57,814
LEO-7$49,641$51,101$52,562$54,022$55,483$56,943$58,403$59,864$61,324$62,785
LEO-8$51,739$53,356$54,972$56,589$58,205$59,822$61,438$63,055$64,671$66,288
LEO-9$55,361$57,147$58,934$60,720$62,506$64,292$66,078$67,865$69,651$71,437
LEO-10$60,966$62,933$64,900$66,868$68,835$70,802$72,769$74,736$76,703$78,670

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey