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 Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.47% 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$35,249$36,228$37,207$38,186$39,165$40,144$41,123$42,102$43,081$44,060
LEO-4$39,571$40,669$41,768$42,867$43,966$45,064$46,163$47,262$48,361$49,460
LEO-5$45,507$46,737$47,967$49,197$50,427$51,657$52,887$54,117$55,347$56,578
LEO-6$47,978$49,349$50,719$52,089$53,460$54,830$56,200$57,571$58,941$60,311
LEO-7$51,796$53,319$54,843$56,366$57,889$59,412$60,936$62,459$63,982$65,506
LEO-8$53,990$55,678$57,365$59,053$60,741$62,428$64,116$65,804$67,492$69,179
LEO-9$57,768$59,632$61,495$63,359$65,223$67,086$68,950$70,813$72,677$74,541
LEO-10$63,616$65,669$67,721$69,773$71,826$73,878$75,930$77,982$80,035$82,087

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

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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: and other areas within the region.

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.14% 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$33,222$34,145$35,068$35,990$36,913$37,836$38,758$39,681$40,604$41,526
LEO-4$37,295$38,331$39,366$40,402$41,437$42,473$43,509$44,544$45,580$46,616
LEO-5$42,890$44,049$45,209$46,368$47,527$48,687$49,846$51,005$52,165$53,324
LEO-6$45,219$46,511$47,803$49,094$50,386$51,677$52,969$54,260$55,552$56,843
LEO-7$48,818$50,253$51,689$53,125$54,560$55,996$57,432$58,867$60,303$61,739
LEO-8$50,885$52,476$54,067$55,657$57,248$58,839$60,429$62,020$63,611$65,201
LEO-9$54,446$56,203$57,959$59,716$61,472$63,228$64,985$66,741$68,498$70,254
LEO-10$59,958$61,893$63,827$65,761$67,695$69,630$71,564$73,498$75,432$77,367

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin