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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois for 2018

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.

Illinois 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 27.47% 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$35,249$36,228$37,207$38,186$39,165$40,144$41,123$42,102$43,081$44,060
LEO-4$39,571$40,669$41,768$42,867$43,966$45,064$46,163$47,262$48,361$49,460
LEO-5$45,507$46,737$47,967$49,197$50,427$51,657$52,887$54,117$55,347$56,578
LEO-6$47,978$49,349$50,719$52,089$53,460$54,830$56,200$57,571$58,941$60,311
LEO-7$51,796$53,319$54,843$56,366$57,889$59,412$60,936$62,459$63,982$65,506
LEO-8$53,990$55,678$57,365$59,053$60,741$62,428$64,116$65,804$67,492$69,179
LEO-9$57,768$59,632$61,495$63,359$65,223$67,086$68,950$70,813$72,677$74,541
LEO-10$63,616$65,669$67,721$69,773$71,826$73,878$75,930$77,982$80,035$82,087

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.47% 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$32,207$33,102$33,996$34,891$35,785$36,680$37,574$38,469$39,363$40,258
LEO-4$36,156$37,160$38,164$39,168$40,172$41,176$42,180$43,184$44,188$45,192
LEO-5$41,580$42,704$43,828$44,952$46,076$47,199$48,323$49,447$50,571$51,695
LEO-6$43,838$45,090$46,342$47,594$48,846$50,098$51,350$52,603$53,855$55,107
LEO-7$47,326$48,718$50,110$51,502$52,894$54,286$55,677$57,069$58,461$59,853
LEO-8$49,331$50,873$52,415$53,957$55,499$57,041$58,583$60,125$61,667$63,209
LEO-9$52,783$54,486$56,189$57,891$59,594$61,297$63,000$64,703$66,405$68,108
LEO-10$58,127$60,002$61,877$63,752$65,627$67,503$69,378$71,253$73,128$75,003

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.08% 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$32,100$32,991$33,883$34,774$35,666$36,557$37,449$38,340$39,232$40,123
LEO-4$36,035$37,035$38,036$39,037$40,037$41,038$42,038$43,039$44,040$45,040
LEO-5$41,441$42,561$43,681$44,801$45,921$47,041$48,162$49,282$50,402$51,522
LEO-6$43,691$44,939$46,187$47,435$48,683$49,931$51,179$52,426$53,674$54,922
LEO-7$47,168$48,555$49,942$51,329$52,717$54,104$55,491$56,878$58,265$59,652
LEO-8$49,166$50,703$52,239$53,776$55,313$56,850$58,387$59,924$61,461$62,998
LEO-9$52,606$54,303$56,000$57,698$59,395$61,092$62,789$64,486$66,183$67,880
LEO-10$57,932$59,801$61,670$63,539$65,408$67,276$69,145$71,014$72,883$74,752

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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 15.37% (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$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561$35,447$36,333$37,220$38,106$38,992$39,878
LEO-4$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798$39,792$40,787$41,781$42,776$43,770$44,765
LEO-5$41,187$42,300$43,414$44,527$45,640$46,754$47,867$48,980$50,094$51,207
LEO-6$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385$49,625$50,865$52,106$53,346$54,586
LEO-7$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773$55,151$56,530$57,909$59,287
LEO-8$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557$61,085$62,612
LEO-9$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778$67,465
LEO-10$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437$74,295

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $164,200 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/2018/illinois