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 Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.24% 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$33,886$34,828$35,770$36,712$37,653$38,595$39,537$40,479$41,420$42,362
LEO-4$38,035$39,091$40,147$41,203$42,259$43,315$44,371$45,427$46,483$47,539
LEO-5$43,744$44,926$46,109$47,292$48,475$49,657$50,840$52,023$53,206$54,389
LEO-6$46,123$47,441$48,759$50,077$51,396$52,714$54,032$55,350$56,668$57,987
LEO-7$49,789$51,254$52,719$54,184$55,648$57,113$58,578$60,043$61,507$62,972
LEO-8$51,894$53,515$55,136$56,758$58,379$60,000$61,622$63,243$64,864$66,486
LEO-9$55,527$57,318$59,110$60,901$62,693$64,484$66,276$68,067$69,859$71,650
LEO-10$61,148$63,121$65,094$67,067$69,040$71,013$72,986$74,959$76,932$78,905

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.95% 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$33,262$34,186$35,111$36,035$36,959$37,884$38,808$39,733$40,657$41,581
LEO-4$37,334$38,370$39,407$40,443$41,480$42,517$43,553$44,590$45,626$46,663
LEO-5$42,937$44,098$45,259$46,420$47,581$48,742$49,903$51,064$52,225$53,386
LEO-6$45,273$46,567$47,860$49,154$50,448$51,742$53,036$54,330$55,624$56,918
LEO-7$48,871$50,309$51,747$53,185$54,623$56,060$57,498$58,936$60,374$61,812
LEO-8$50,937$52,529$54,120$55,712$57,303$58,895$60,486$62,077$63,669$65,260
LEO-9$54,503$56,262$58,020$59,779$61,537$63,296$65,054$66,813$68,571$70,330
LEO-10$60,021$61,958$63,894$65,831$67,768$69,704$71,641$73,577$75,514$77,450

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2017/washington