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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.21% 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$35,454$36,439$37,423$38,408$39,393$40,377$41,362$42,346$43,331$44,316
LEO-4$39,800$40,905$42,011$43,116$44,221$45,326$46,431$47,536$48,642$49,747
LEO-5$45,771$47,008$48,245$49,483$50,720$51,957$53,194$54,432$55,669$56,906
LEO-6$48,257$49,635$51,013$52,392$53,770$55,148$56,527$57,905$59,283$60,661
LEO-7$52,097$53,629$55,161$56,693$58,225$59,757$61,290$62,822$64,354$65,886
LEO-8$54,303$56,001$57,698$59,396$61,093$62,791$64,488$66,186$67,883$69,581
LEO-9$58,103$59,978$61,852$63,727$65,601$67,476$69,350$71,225$73,099$74,973
LEO-10$63,986$66,050$68,114$70,178$72,242$74,307$76,371$78,435$80,499$82,563

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-CT-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.48% 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$35,252$36,231$37,210$38,189$39,168$40,147$41,126$42,105$43,084$44,063
LEO-4$39,574$40,672$41,771$42,870$43,969$45,068$46,167$47,266$48,365$49,464
LEO-5$45,510$46,741$47,971$49,201$50,431$51,661$52,891$54,122$55,352$56,582
LEO-6$47,982$49,353$50,723$52,093$53,464$54,834$56,205$57,575$58,945$60,316
LEO-7$51,800$53,324$54,847$56,370$57,894$59,417$60,941$62,464$63,987$65,511
LEO-8$53,994$55,682$57,370$59,058$60,745$62,433$64,121$65,809$67,497$69,185
LEO-9$57,773$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,228$67,091$68,955$70,819$72,683$74,546
LEO-10$63,621$65,674$67,726$69,779$71,831$73,884$75,936$77,988$80,041$82,093

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.5% 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$32,216$33,110$34,005$34,900$35,795$36,689$37,584$38,479$39,374$40,268
LEO-4$36,165$37,169$38,174$39,178$40,182$41,186$42,190$43,195$44,199$45,203
LEO-5$41,591$42,715$43,839$44,963$46,087$47,212$48,336$49,460$50,584$51,709
LEO-6$43,849$45,102$46,354$47,607$48,859$50,111$51,364$52,616$53,868$55,121
LEO-7$47,339$48,731$50,123$51,515$52,907$54,299$55,692$57,084$58,476$59,868
LEO-8$49,344$50,886$52,428$53,971$55,513$57,056$58,598$60,141$61,683$63,226
LEO-9$52,797$54,500$56,203$57,906$59,610$61,313$63,016$64,719$66,422$68,126
LEO-10$58,142$60,017$61,893$63,769$65,644$67,520$69,396$71,271$73,147$75,023

The Albany 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 Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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/massachusetts