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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.85% 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$34,598$35,560$36,521$37,483$38,444$39,406$40,367$41,329$42,291$43,252
LEO-4$38,834$39,912$40,990$42,069$43,147$44,225$45,303$46,381$47,460$48,538
LEO-5$44,663$45,870$47,078$48,285$49,493$50,701$51,908$53,116$54,324$55,531
LEO-6$47,092$48,438$49,784$51,129$52,475$53,821$55,167$56,513$57,859$59,205
LEO-7$50,835$52,331$53,826$55,322$56,817$58,313$59,809$61,304$62,800$64,295
LEO-8$52,984$54,639$56,295$57,950$59,606$61,261$62,916$64,572$66,227$67,883
LEO-9$56,693$58,522$60,351$62,181$64,010$65,839$67,668$69,497$71,326$73,156
LEO-10$62,433$64,447$66,462$68,476$70,491$72,505$74,519$76,534$78,548$80,562

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.72% 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$33,472$34,402$35,332$36,263$37,193$38,123$39,053$39,983$40,914$41,844
LEO-4$37,570$38,613$39,656$40,699$41,742$42,785$43,828$44,871$45,914$46,958
LEO-5$43,208$44,377$45,545$46,713$47,882$49,050$50,218$51,387$52,555$53,723
LEO-6$45,559$46,861$48,163$49,465$50,767$52,069$53,371$54,673$55,975$57,277
LEO-7$49,180$50,627$52,074$53,521$54,968$56,414$57,861$59,308$60,755$62,202
LEO-8$51,259$52,860$54,462$56,063$57,665$59,266$60,868$62,469$64,071$65,672
LEO-9$54,847$56,617$58,386$60,156$61,926$63,695$65,465$67,235$69,004$70,774
LEO-10$60,400$62,349$64,298$66,247$68,196$70,144$72,093$74,042$75,991$77,939

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.61% 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$32,624$33,530$34,437$35,344$36,250$37,157$38,063$38,970$39,877$40,783
LEO-4$36,617$37,634$38,651$39,667$40,684$41,701$42,718$43,734$44,751$45,768
LEO-5$42,113$43,252$44,391$45,530$46,668$47,807$48,946$50,084$51,223$52,362
LEO-6$44,404$45,673$46,942$48,211$49,480$50,749$52,018$53,287$54,557$55,826
LEO-7$47,934$49,344$50,754$52,164$53,575$54,985$56,395$57,805$59,215$60,626
LEO-8$49,960$51,521$53,082$54,643$56,204$57,764$59,325$60,886$62,447$64,008
LEO-9$53,457$55,182$56,907$58,632$60,356$62,081$63,806$65,531$67,256$68,980
LEO-10$58,870$60,769$62,668$64,568$66,467$68,367$70,266$72,165$74,065$75,964

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 15.06%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin