Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.08% 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$33,206$34,128$35,050$35,972$36,895$37,817$38,739$39,661$40,583$41,506
LEO-4$37,276$38,312$39,347$40,382$41,417$42,452$43,487$44,522$45,557$46,592
LEO-5$42,869$44,027$45,186$46,345$47,504$48,662$49,821$50,980$52,139$53,298
LEO-6$45,197$46,488$47,779$49,069$50,360$51,651$52,942$54,233$55,524$56,815
LEO-7$48,793$50,228$51,663$53,098$54,533$55,968$57,403$58,838$60,273$61,708
LEO-8$50,860$52,450$54,040$55,629$57,219$58,809$60,399$61,989$63,579$65,169
LEO-9$54,419$56,175$57,930$59,686$61,441$63,197$64,952$66,708$68,464$70,219
LEO-10$59,928$61,862$63,795$65,728$67,661$69,595$71,528$73,461$75,395$77,328

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.87% 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$33,148$34,068$34,989$35,909$36,830$37,751$38,671$39,592$40,512$41,433
LEO-4$37,211$38,245$39,278$40,311$41,344$42,378$43,411$44,444$45,477$46,511
LEO-5$42,794$43,950$45,107$46,264$47,421$48,577$49,734$50,891$52,048$53,204
LEO-6$45,118$46,406$47,695$48,984$50,272$51,561$52,849$54,138$55,427$56,715
LEO-7$48,708$50,140$51,573$53,005$54,438$55,870$57,303$58,735$60,168$61,600
LEO-8$50,771$52,358$53,945$55,532$57,119$58,706$60,293$61,880$63,468$65,055
LEO-9$54,324$56,076$57,829$59,581$61,334$63,086$64,839$66,591$68,344$70,096
LEO-10$59,824$61,753$63,683$65,613$67,543$69,473$71,403$73,333$75,263$77,193

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.97% 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$32,899$33,812$34,726$35,640$36,554$37,467$38,381$39,295$40,208$41,122
LEO-4$36,932$37,957$38,983$40,008$41,034$42,059$43,085$44,111$45,136$46,162
LEO-5$42,472$43,620$44,768$45,916$47,065$48,213$49,361$50,509$51,657$52,805
LEO-6$44,779$46,058$47,337$48,616$49,895$51,174$52,453$53,732$55,011$56,289
LEO-7$48,342$49,764$51,186$52,607$54,029$55,451$56,872$58,294$59,716$61,137
LEO-8$50,390$51,965$53,540$55,115$56,690$58,266$59,841$61,416$62,991$64,566
LEO-9$53,916$55,655$57,395$59,134$60,873$62,613$64,352$66,091$67,831$69,570
LEO-10$59,374$61,290$63,205$65,121$67,036$68,951$70,867$72,782$74,698$76,613

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.35% 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$32,727$33,636$34,545$35,454$36,363$37,272$38,181$39,090$39,999$40,908
LEO-4$36,739$37,760$38,780$39,800$40,820$41,840$42,860$43,881$44,901$45,921
LEO-5$42,251$43,393$44,535$45,677$46,819$47,961$49,103$50,245$51,388$52,530
LEO-6$44,546$45,818$47,090$48,363$49,635$50,907$52,179$53,452$54,724$55,996
LEO-7$48,090$49,505$50,919$52,333$53,747$55,162$56,576$57,990$59,405$60,819
LEO-8$50,127$51,694$53,261$54,828$56,395$57,962$59,529$61,096$62,663$64,230
LEO-9$53,635$55,365$57,096$58,826$60,556$62,286$64,017$65,747$67,477$69,208
LEO-10$59,065$60,970$62,876$64,781$66,687$68,592$70,498$72,403$74,308$76,214

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.11% 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$32,661$33,568$34,475$35,382$36,289$37,196$38,103$39,011$39,918$40,825
LEO-4$36,665$37,683$38,701$39,719$40,737$41,755$42,774$43,792$44,810$45,828
LEO-5$42,165$43,305$44,445$45,585$46,724$47,864$49,004$50,144$51,283$52,423
LEO-6$44,455$45,725$46,995$48,264$49,534$50,804$52,074$53,343$54,613$55,883
LEO-7$47,993$49,404$50,816$52,227$53,638$55,050$56,461$57,873$59,284$60,696
LEO-8$50,025$51,589$53,153$54,717$56,281$57,844$59,408$60,972$62,536$64,099
LEO-9$53,526$55,253$56,980$58,707$60,433$62,160$63,887$65,614$67,340$69,067
LEO-10$58,945$60,847$62,748$64,650$66,551$68,453$70,355$72,256$74,158$76,059

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio