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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Arizona 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.

Arizona 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.

PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Phoenix and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.09% 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$32,932$33,847$34,761$35,676$36,590$37,505$38,420$39,334$40,249$41,163
LEO-4$36,969$37,996$39,022$40,049$41,075$42,102$43,128$44,155$45,182$46,208
LEO-5$42,515$43,664$44,814$45,963$47,112$48,261$49,410$50,560$51,709$52,858
LEO-6$44,824$46,105$47,385$48,665$49,945$51,225$52,506$53,786$55,066$56,346
LEO-7$48,391$49,814$51,237$52,660$54,084$55,507$56,930$58,353$59,776$61,199
LEO-8$50,441$52,017$53,594$55,171$56,748$58,324$59,901$61,478$63,055$64,631
LEO-9$53,970$55,711$57,453$59,194$60,935$62,676$64,417$66,158$67,899$69,640
LEO-10$59,434$61,352$63,269$65,186$67,104$69,021$70,938$72,856$74,773$76,690

The Phoenix locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, and other areas within the region.

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LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ

The LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.49% 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$32,213$33,108$34,002$34,897$35,792$36,686$37,581$38,475$39,370$40,265
LEO-4$36,162$37,166$38,170$39,174$40,179$41,183$42,187$43,191$44,195$45,199
LEO-5$41,587$42,711$43,835$44,959$46,083$47,208$48,332$49,456$50,580$51,704
LEO-6$43,846$45,098$46,350$47,602$48,855$50,107$51,359$52,612$53,864$55,116
LEO-7$47,335$48,727$50,119$51,511$52,903$54,295$55,687$57,079$58,471$59,863
LEO-8$49,339$50,882$52,424$53,966$55,509$57,051$58,593$60,136$61,678$63,220
LEO-9$52,792$54,495$56,198$57,901$59,604$61,308$63,011$64,714$66,417$68,120
LEO-10$58,137$60,012$61,888$63,763$65,639$67,514$69,390$71,265$73,141$75,016

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

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TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ

The TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Tucson and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.17% 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$32,124$33,017$33,909$34,801$35,693$36,585$37,478$38,370$39,262$40,154
LEO-4$36,063$37,064$38,065$39,067$40,068$41,070$42,071$43,072$44,074$45,075
LEO-5$41,473$42,594$43,715$44,836$45,957$47,078$48,199$49,320$50,441$51,562
LEO-6$43,725$44,974$46,223$47,472$48,721$49,969$51,218$52,467$53,716$54,965
LEO-7$47,205$48,593$49,981$51,369$52,757$54,146$55,534$56,922$58,310$59,699
LEO-8$49,204$50,742$52,280$53,818$55,356$56,894$58,432$59,970$61,509$63,047
LEO-9$52,647$54,345$56,044$57,742$59,441$61,139$62,838$64,536$66,234$67,933
LEO-10$57,977$59,847$61,718$63,588$65,458$67,329$69,199$71,069$72,940$74,810

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

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Rest of Arizona Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Arizona 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: Flagstaff, Wellton, Yuma, 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/arizona