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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2019

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 21.64% 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$34,110$35,058$36,005$36,953$37,901$38,848$39,796$40,743$41,691$42,638
LEO-4$38,289$39,352$40,415$41,478$42,541$43,604$44,667$45,731$46,794$47,857
LEO-5$44,029$45,218$46,408$47,598$48,787$49,977$51,167$52,356$53,546$54,736
LEO-6$46,431$47,758$49,085$50,412$51,740$53,067$54,394$55,721$57,048$58,375
LEO-7$50,121$51,595$53,069$54,543$56,018$57,492$58,966$60,440$61,915$63,389
LEO-8$52,241$53,873$55,506$57,138$58,770$60,403$62,035$63,668$65,300$66,932
LEO-9$55,897$57,700$59,503$61,305$63,108$64,911$66,713$68,516$70,319$72,122
LEO-10$61,556$63,541$65,526$67,511$69,497$71,482$73,467$75,452$77,437$79,422

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville 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$33,420$34,349$35,277$36,206$37,134$38,063$38,991$39,919$40,848$41,776
LEO-4$37,514$38,556$39,598$40,639$41,681$42,722$43,764$44,806$45,847$46,889
LEO-5$43,138$44,304$45,470$46,635$47,801$48,966$50,132$51,297$52,463$53,629
LEO-6$45,492$46,792$48,093$49,393$50,693$51,993$53,294$54,594$55,894$57,194
LEO-7$49,107$50,551$51,996$53,440$54,885$56,329$57,774$59,218$60,663$62,107
LEO-8$51,184$52,784$54,383$55,982$57,582$59,181$60,781$62,380$63,979$65,579
LEO-9$54,767$56,533$58,299$60,066$61,832$63,598$65,364$67,131$68,897$70,663
LEO-10$60,311$62,256$64,201$66,146$68,091$70,036$71,981$73,926$75,871$77,816

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

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BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL

The BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Birmingham and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.77% 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$32,464$33,366$34,268$35,170$36,072$36,973$37,875$38,777$39,679$40,581
LEO-4$36,441$37,453$38,465$39,476$40,488$41,500$42,512$43,524$44,536$45,547
LEO-5$41,904$43,036$44,169$45,301$46,433$47,565$48,697$49,830$50,962$52,094
LEO-6$44,191$45,454$46,717$47,980$49,243$50,506$51,769$53,032$54,295$55,558
LEO-7$47,702$49,105$50,508$51,911$53,314$54,718$56,121$57,524$58,927$60,330
LEO-8$49,720$51,273$52,827$54,381$55,934$57,488$59,042$60,595$62,149$63,702
LEO-9$53,200$54,915$56,631$58,347$60,063$61,778$63,494$65,210$66,925$68,641
LEO-10$58,585$60,475$62,364$64,254$66,143$68,032$69,922$71,811$73,700$75,590

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 15.67% (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$32,436$33,337$34,238$35,139$36,040$36,942$37,843$38,744$39,645$40,546
LEO-4$36,409$37,420$38,431$39,442$40,453$41,464$42,475$43,486$44,497$45,508
LEO-5$41,868$42,999$44,130$45,262$46,393$47,524$48,655$49,787$50,918$52,049
LEO-6$44,152$45,414$46,676$47,938$49,200$50,462$51,724$52,986$54,248$55,510
LEO-7$47,661$49,063$50,465$51,866$53,268$54,670$56,072$57,474$58,876$60,278
LEO-8$49,677$51,229$52,781$54,334$55,886$57,438$58,991$60,543$62,095$63,647
LEO-9$53,154$54,868$56,582$58,297$60,011$61,725$63,439$65,153$66,868$68,582
LEO-10$58,535$60,423$62,310$64,198$66,086$67,973$69,861$71,749$73,637$75,524

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Mobile, Montgomery, Fort Rucker, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $166,500 the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).

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