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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 31.74% 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$36,430$37,442$38,454$39,465$40,477$41,489$42,501$43,512$44,524$45,536
LEO-4$40,896$42,032$43,167$44,303$45,438$46,574$47,710$48,845$49,981$51,116
LEO-5$47,031$48,302$49,574$50,845$52,116$53,388$54,659$55,930$57,202$58,473
LEO-6$49,586$51,002$52,418$53,834$55,250$56,667$58,083$59,499$60,915$62,331
LEO-7$53,531$55,106$56,680$58,254$59,828$61,403$62,977$64,551$66,126$67,700
LEO-8$55,798$57,543$59,287$61,031$62,775$64,520$66,264$68,008$69,752$71,497
LEO-9$59,703$61,629$63,555$65,481$67,407$69,333$71,259$73,186$75,112$77,038
LEO-10$65,747$67,868$69,990$72,111$74,232$76,353$78,474$80,595$82,716$84,837

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 23.4% 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$34,124$35,072$36,019$36,967$37,915$38,862$39,810$40,758$41,705$42,653
LEO-4$38,307$39,371$40,434$41,498$42,562$43,626$44,689$45,753$46,817$47,880
LEO-5$44,054$45,245$46,435$47,626$48,817$50,008$51,199$52,389$53,580$54,771
LEO-6$46,447$47,773$49,100$50,426$51,753$53,079$54,406$55,732$57,059$58,385
LEO-7$50,142$51,617$53,092$54,566$56,041$57,516$58,990$60,465$61,939$63,414
LEO-8$52,266$53,900$55,534$57,168$58,801$60,435$62,069$63,703$65,337$66,970
LEO-9$55,924$57,728$59,532$61,336$63,140$64,944$66,748$68,552$70,357$72,161
LEO-10$61,585$63,572$65,559$67,545$69,532$71,519$73,506$75,492$77,479$79,466

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.4% 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$32,465$33,366$34,268$35,170$36,071$36,973$37,874$38,776$39,678$40,579
LEO-4$36,444$37,456$38,468$39,480$40,492$41,504$42,516$43,528$44,540$45,552
LEO-5$41,912$43,045$44,178$45,311$46,443$47,576$48,709$49,842$50,975$52,108
LEO-6$44,188$45,450$46,712$47,974$49,236$50,498$51,760$53,023$54,285$55,547
LEO-7$47,704$49,107$50,510$51,913$53,316$54,719$56,122$57,525$58,928$60,331
LEO-8$49,725$51,279$52,834$54,388$55,942$57,497$59,051$60,605$62,160$63,714
LEO-9$53,205$54,921$56,637$58,354$60,070$61,786$63,503$65,219$66,936$68,652
LEO-10$58,591$60,481$62,371$64,261$66,151$68,042$69,932$71,822$73,712$75,602

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.71% 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$32,274$33,170$34,066$34,963$35,859$36,755$37,652$38,548$39,444$40,341
LEO-4$36,230$37,236$38,242$39,248$40,254$41,260$42,267$43,273$44,279$45,285
LEO-5$41,665$42,792$43,918$45,044$46,170$47,297$48,423$49,549$50,675$51,802
LEO-6$43,928$45,183$46,438$47,692$48,947$50,202$51,456$52,711$53,966$55,220
LEO-7$47,424$48,819$50,213$51,608$53,003$54,397$55,792$57,187$58,581$59,976
LEO-8$49,433$50,978$52,523$54,068$55,613$57,159$58,704$60,249$61,794$63,340
LEO-9$52,892$54,598$56,304$58,011$59,717$61,423$63,130$64,836$66,542$68,249
LEO-10$58,246$60,125$62,005$63,884$65,763$67,642$69,521$71,400$73,279$75,158

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, El Paso, Ingleside, Killeen, Kingsville, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Universal City, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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/texas