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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.71% 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$32,651$33,558$34,466$35,373$36,281$37,188$38,095$39,003$39,910$40,818
LEO-4$36,648$37,666$38,683$39,701$40,718$41,736$42,753$43,771$44,788$45,806
LEO-5$42,149$43,288$44,428$45,568$46,707$47,847$48,987$50,126$51,266$52,405
LEO-6$44,441$45,711$46,981$48,252$49,522$50,792$52,062$53,332$54,602$55,872
LEO-7$47,974$49,385$50,797$52,208$53,619$55,031$56,442$57,853$59,265$60,676
LEO-8$50,002$51,564$53,126$54,688$56,251$57,813$59,375$60,937$62,499$64,062
LEO-9$53,502$55,228$56,954$58,681$60,407$62,133$63,859$65,586$67,312$69,038
LEO-10$58,919$60,820$62,721$64,622$66,523$68,424$70,325$72,226$74,127$76,028

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.52% 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$32,599$33,505$34,411$35,317$36,223$37,129$38,035$38,941$39,847$40,753
LEO-4$36,590$37,606$38,622$39,638$40,654$41,669$42,685$43,701$44,717$45,733
LEO-5$42,082$43,220$44,357$45,495$46,633$47,771$48,909$50,047$51,184$52,322
LEO-6$44,371$45,639$46,907$48,175$49,443$50,711$51,979$53,247$54,515$55,784
LEO-7$47,898$49,307$50,716$52,125$53,534$54,943$56,352$57,762$59,171$60,580
LEO-8$49,922$51,482$53,042$54,602$56,161$57,721$59,281$60,840$62,400$63,960
LEO-9$53,417$55,141$56,864$58,588$60,311$62,034$63,758$65,481$67,205$68,928
LEO-10$58,825$60,723$62,621$64,519$66,417$68,315$70,213$72,111$74,009$75,907

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.49% 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$32,318$33,216$34,114$35,013$35,911$36,809$37,707$38,605$39,503$40,402
LEO-4$36,275$37,282$38,289$39,296$40,303$41,310$42,318$43,325$44,332$45,339
LEO-5$41,719$42,847$43,975$45,103$46,231$47,359$48,487$49,615$50,743$51,871
LEO-6$43,988$45,245$46,503$47,760$49,017$50,274$51,531$52,788$54,046$55,303
LEO-7$47,485$48,882$50,279$51,676$53,073$54,470$55,867$57,264$58,661$60,058
LEO-8$49,492$51,038$52,585$54,131$55,677$57,224$58,770$60,316$61,862$63,409
LEO-9$52,957$54,665$56,374$58,083$59,791$61,500$63,208$64,917$66,626$68,334
LEO-10$58,318$60,200$62,082$63,963$65,845$67,727$69,608$71,490$73,371$75,253

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.86% 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$32,146$33,040$33,933$34,826$35,720$36,613$37,507$38,400$39,293$40,187
LEO-4$36,082$37,083$38,085$39,087$40,089$41,091$42,093$43,094$44,096$45,098
LEO-5$41,497$42,619$43,741$44,863$45,985$47,107$48,229$49,352$50,474$51,596
LEO-6$43,754$45,005$46,255$47,506$48,756$50,007$51,257$52,508$53,758$55,009
LEO-7$47,232$48,622$50,012$51,401$52,791$54,180$55,570$56,959$58,349$59,739
LEO-8$49,229$50,767$52,305$53,843$55,381$56,919$58,457$59,995$61,534$63,072
LEO-9$52,675$54,375$56,074$57,774$59,473$61,173$62,872$64,572$66,271$67,971
LEO-10$58,008$59,880$61,752$63,623$65,495$67,366$69,238$71,110$72,981$74,853

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.59% 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$32,073$32,964$33,855$34,747$35,638$36,529$37,421$38,312$39,203$40,095
LEO-4$35,999$36,999$37,998$38,998$39,997$40,997$41,996$42,996$43,995$44,995
LEO-5$41,402$42,522$43,641$44,761$45,880$47,000$48,119$49,238$50,358$51,477
LEO-6$43,654$44,902$46,149$47,397$48,645$49,892$51,140$52,388$53,635$54,883
LEO-7$47,124$48,511$49,897$51,283$52,670$54,056$55,443$56,829$58,215$59,602
LEO-8$49,116$50,651$52,185$53,720$55,254$56,789$58,323$59,858$61,393$62,927
LEO-9$52,554$54,250$55,946$57,641$59,337$61,033$62,728$64,424$66,120$67,815
LEO-10$57,875$59,743$61,610$63,477$65,345$67,212$69,079$70,947$72,814$74,681

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio