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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Maryland 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.

Maryland 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.

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 28.22% 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$35,457$36,441$37,426$38,411$39,396$40,380$41,365$42,350$43,335$44,319
LEO-4$39,803$40,909$42,014$43,119$44,224$45,330$46,435$47,540$48,645$49,751
LEO-5$45,775$47,012$48,249$49,487$50,724$51,961$53,198$54,436$55,673$56,910
LEO-6$48,261$49,639$51,017$52,396$53,774$55,153$56,531$57,909$59,288$60,666
LEO-7$52,101$53,633$55,165$56,698$58,230$59,762$61,294$62,827$64,359$65,891
LEO-8$54,308$56,005$57,703$59,400$61,098$62,796$64,493$66,191$67,889$69,586
LEO-9$58,108$59,983$61,857$63,732$65,606$67,481$69,355$71,230$73,105$74,979
LEO-10$63,991$66,055$68,119$70,184$72,248$74,312$76,377$78,441$80,505$82,570

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, 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 24.59% 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$34,453$35,410$36,367$37,323$38,280$39,237$40,194$41,151$42,108$43,065
LEO-4$38,676$39,750$40,824$41,898$42,972$44,046$45,120$46,194$47,268$48,342
LEO-5$44,479$45,681$46,883$48,086$49,288$50,490$51,692$52,895$54,097$55,299
LEO-6$46,894$48,234$49,573$50,912$52,252$53,591$54,930$56,270$57,609$58,949
LEO-7$50,626$52,115$53,604$55,092$56,581$58,070$59,559$61,048$62,537$64,026
LEO-8$52,770$54,420$56,069$57,719$59,368$61,018$62,668$64,317$65,967$67,616
LEO-9$56,463$58,284$60,106$61,927$63,749$65,570$67,392$69,213$71,035$72,856
LEO-10$62,179$64,185$66,191$68,197$70,203$72,209$74,215$76,220$78,226$80,232

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

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Rest of Maryland Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland