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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 21.16% 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$33,504$34,435$35,365$36,296$37,226$38,157$39,087$40,018$40,948$41,879
LEO-4$37,612$38,656$39,700$40,745$41,789$42,834$43,878$44,922$45,967$47,011
LEO-5$43,254$44,423$45,593$46,762$47,931$49,100$50,269$51,438$52,608$53,777
LEO-6$45,603$46,906$48,208$49,511$50,813$52,116$53,418$54,721$56,023$57,326
LEO-7$49,232$50,680$52,128$53,576$55,024$56,471$57,919$59,367$60,815$62,263
LEO-8$51,317$52,921$54,526$56,130$57,734$59,338$60,942$62,546$64,151$65,755
LEO-9$54,909$56,680$58,451$60,223$61,994$63,765$65,537$67,308$69,079$70,851
LEO-10$60,467$62,418$64,369$66,319$68,270$70,221$72,171$74,122$76,073$78,023

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 18.49% 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$32,766$33,676$34,586$35,496$36,406$37,316$38,226$39,136$40,046$40,956
LEO-4$36,783$37,804$38,826$39,847$40,868$41,890$42,911$43,933$44,954$45,975
LEO-5$42,301$43,444$44,588$45,731$46,875$48,018$49,162$50,305$51,448$52,592
LEO-6$44,598$45,872$47,146$48,420$49,694$50,967$52,241$53,515$54,789$56,062
LEO-7$48,147$49,563$50,979$52,395$53,811$55,227$56,643$58,059$59,475$60,891
LEO-8$50,186$51,755$53,324$54,893$56,462$58,030$59,599$61,168$62,737$64,306
LEO-9$53,698$55,431$57,163$58,895$60,628$62,360$64,092$65,825$67,557$69,289
LEO-10$59,135$61,042$62,950$64,858$66,766$68,673$70,581$72,489$74,396$76,304

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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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

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 15.37% (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: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, 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 $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/2019/alabama