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 Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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: Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other areas within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.1% 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$34,667$35,630$36,593$37,557$38,520$39,484$40,447$41,410$42,374$43,337
LEO-4$38,910$39,991$41,071$42,151$43,232$44,312$45,392$46,473$47,553$48,634
LEO-5$44,751$45,961$47,171$48,381$49,591$50,801$52,011$53,221$54,431$55,641
LEO-6$47,185$48,533$49,882$51,230$52,579$53,927$55,276$56,624$57,973$59,321
LEO-7$50,935$52,434$53,932$55,431$56,929$58,428$59,926$61,425$62,923$64,422
LEO-8$53,088$54,747$56,406$58,064$59,723$61,382$63,040$64,699$66,358$68,016
LEO-9$56,805$58,638$60,470$62,303$64,136$65,969$67,801$69,634$71,467$73,300
LEO-10$62,556$64,574$66,593$68,611$70,629$72,648$74,666$76,685$78,703$80,721

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chambersburg, Fairview, 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: Philadelphia, Horsham, 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: Pittsburgh, and other areas within the region.

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.63% 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$31,538$32,415$33,291$34,168$35,044$35,920$36,797$37,673$38,550$39,426
LEO-4$35,399$36,382$37,365$38,348$39,330$40,313$41,296$42,279$43,262$44,245
LEO-5$40,712$41,813$42,914$44,015$45,115$46,216$47,317$48,418$49,519$50,619
LEO-6$42,926$44,153$45,380$46,607$47,834$49,061$50,287$51,514$52,741$53,968
LEO-7$46,339$47,702$49,065$50,429$51,792$53,155$54,518$55,882$57,245$58,608
LEO-8$48,297$49,806$51,315$52,824$54,333$55,842$57,351$58,860$60,369$61,878
LEO-9$51,679$53,346$55,013$56,681$58,348$60,015$61,683$63,350$65,018$66,685
LEO-10$56,911$58,747$60,583$62,419$64,256$66,092$67,928$69,764$71,600$73,437

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

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Rest of Pennsylvania Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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/pennsylvania