Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Minnesota 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.

Minnesota 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.

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 23.37% 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$34,116$35,063$36,010$36,958$37,905$38,853$39,800$40,748$41,695$42,643
LEO-4$38,298$39,361$40,425$41,488$42,552$43,615$44,678$45,742$46,805$47,869
LEO-5$44,043$45,234$46,424$47,615$48,805$49,996$51,186$52,377$53,567$54,758
LEO-6$46,435$47,761$49,088$50,414$51,740$53,066$54,393$55,719$57,045$58,371
LEO-7$50,130$51,604$53,079$54,553$56,027$57,502$58,976$60,450$61,924$63,399
LEO-8$52,253$53,887$55,520$57,154$58,787$60,420$62,054$63,687$65,321$66,954
LEO-9$55,910$57,714$59,517$61,321$63,125$64,928$66,732$68,536$70,339$72,143
LEO-10$61,570$63,557$65,543$67,529$69,515$71,502$73,488$75,474$77,460$79,447

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

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Rest of Minnesota Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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: Rochester, 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/minnesota