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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.97% 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$35,722$36,715$37,708$38,700$39,693$40,686$41,679$42,671$43,664$44,657
LEO-4$40,095$41,208$42,322$43,435$44,548$45,661$46,775$47,888$49,001$50,114
LEO-5$46,113$47,360$48,607$49,854$51,101$52,347$53,594$54,841$56,088$57,335
LEO-6$48,621$50,011$51,400$52,790$54,180$55,569$56,959$58,348$59,738$61,128
LEO-7$52,486$54,030$55,575$57,119$58,663$60,207$61,751$63,295$64,839$66,383
LEO-8$54,705$56,414$58,123$59,832$61,541$63,251$64,960$66,669$68,378$70,087
LEO-9$58,534$60,423$62,312$64,200$66,089$67,977$69,866$71,755$73,643$75,532
LEO-10$64,461$66,541$68,620$70,700$72,780$74,860$76,940$79,019$81,099$83,179

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.61% 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$33,442$34,371$35,301$36,230$37,159$38,089$39,018$39,948$40,877$41,806
LEO-4$37,536$38,578$39,620$40,662$41,705$42,747$43,789$44,831$45,873$46,915
LEO-5$43,170$44,337$45,504$46,671$47,839$49,006$50,173$51,340$52,508$53,675
LEO-6$45,518$46,819$48,120$49,420$50,721$52,022$53,323$54,624$55,925$57,226
LEO-7$49,136$50,582$52,027$53,473$54,918$56,364$57,809$59,255$60,701$62,146
LEO-8$51,213$52,813$54,413$56,013$57,613$59,213$60,813$62,413$64,013$65,614
LEO-9$54,798$56,566$58,334$60,102$61,870$63,638$65,406$67,174$68,942$70,710
LEO-10$60,346$62,293$64,240$66,187$68,134$70,081$72,028$73,976$75,923$77,870

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.68% 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$31,824$32,709$33,593$34,478$35,362$36,247$37,131$38,016$38,900$39,784
LEO-4$35,720$36,712$37,704$38,696$39,688$40,679$41,671$42,663$43,655$44,646
LEO-5$41,082$42,193$43,303$44,414$45,525$46,636$47,747$48,857$49,968$51,079
LEO-6$43,316$44,554$45,792$47,030$48,268$49,506$50,744$51,982$53,220$54,458
LEO-7$46,760$48,135$49,511$50,886$52,262$53,638$55,013$56,389$57,765$59,140
LEO-8$48,736$50,259$51,781$53,304$54,827$56,349$57,872$59,395$60,917$62,440
LEO-9$52,148$53,830$55,513$57,195$58,878$60,560$62,243$63,925$65,608$67,291
LEO-10$57,428$59,280$61,133$62,986$64,839$66,692$68,545$70,398$72,251$74,103

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.97% 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$31,631$32,510$33,389$34,268$35,147$36,026$36,905$37,784$38,663$39,542
LEO-4$35,503$36,489$37,475$38,460$39,446$40,432$41,418$42,403$43,389$44,375
LEO-5$40,832$41,936$43,040$44,144$45,248$46,352$47,456$48,560$49,664$50,768
LEO-6$43,053$44,283$45,514$46,744$47,974$49,205$50,435$51,666$52,896$54,127
LEO-7$46,475$47,842$49,210$50,577$51,944$53,311$54,679$56,046$57,413$58,781
LEO-8$48,440$49,953$51,466$52,980$54,493$56,007$57,520$59,033$60,547$62,060
LEO-9$51,830$53,503$55,175$56,847$58,520$60,192$61,864$63,536$65,209$66,881
LEO-10$57,078$58,920$60,761$62,603$64,445$66,286$68,128$69,969$71,811$73,653

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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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