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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 32.13% 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$36,538$37,553$38,567$39,582$40,597$41,612$42,626$43,641$44,656$45,671
LEO-4$41,017$42,156$43,295$44,434$45,573$46,712$47,851$48,990$50,129$51,268
LEO-5$47,170$48,445$49,721$50,996$52,271$53,546$54,821$56,096$57,371$58,646
LEO-6$49,732$51,153$52,573$53,994$55,414$56,834$58,255$59,675$61,096$62,516
LEO-7$53,690$55,269$56,848$58,427$60,006$61,584$63,163$64,742$66,321$67,900
LEO-8$55,964$57,713$59,462$61,212$62,961$64,711$66,460$68,209$69,959$71,708
LEO-9$59,880$61,812$63,743$65,675$67,607$69,539$71,470$73,402$75,334$77,266
LEO-10$65,942$68,069$70,197$72,324$74,451$76,579$78,706$80,833$82,960$85,088

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.18% 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$32,957$33,872$34,787$35,703$36,618$37,533$38,449$39,364$40,279$41,195
LEO-4$36,997$38,024$39,052$40,079$41,106$42,134$43,161$44,188$45,216$46,243
LEO-5$42,547$43,697$44,847$45,998$47,148$48,298$49,448$50,598$51,748$52,898
LEO-6$44,858$46,139$47,421$48,702$49,983$51,264$52,545$53,826$55,108$56,389
LEO-7$48,428$49,852$51,276$52,700$54,124$55,549$56,973$58,397$59,821$61,245
LEO-8$50,479$52,057$53,635$55,213$56,790$58,368$59,946$61,524$63,102$64,680
LEO-9$54,011$55,754$57,496$59,238$60,981$62,723$64,466$66,208$67,950$69,693
LEO-10$59,479$61,398$63,317$65,236$67,154$69,073$70,992$72,911$74,830$76,748

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

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA 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: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in New York 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, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork