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 19.6% 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$33,538$34,470$35,402$36,333$37,265$38,197$39,128$40,060$40,992$41,923
LEO-4$37,646$38,692$39,737$40,782$41,828$42,873$43,918$44,964$46,009$47,054
LEO-5$43,290$44,460$45,630$46,799$47,969$49,139$50,309$51,478$52,648$53,818
LEO-6$45,653$46,957$48,262$49,567$50,872$52,177$53,482$54,786$56,091$57,396
LEO-7$49,280$50,730$52,179$53,629$55,078$56,528$57,977$59,427$60,876$62,326
LEO-8$51,365$52,970$54,575$56,180$57,785$59,390$60,995$62,600$64,205$65,810
LEO-9$54,960$56,732$58,505$60,277$62,050$63,822$65,595$67,367$69,140$70,912
LEO-10$60,524$62,475$64,427$66,379$68,331$70,283$72,235$74,187$76,139$78,090

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 17.04% 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$32,820$33,732$34,644$35,556$36,467$37,379$38,291$39,203$40,114$41,026
LEO-4$36,841$37,864$38,887$39,909$40,932$41,955$42,978$44,001$45,024$46,047
LEO-5$42,364$43,508$44,653$45,798$46,942$48,087$49,232$50,376$51,521$52,666
LEO-6$44,675$45,952$47,229$48,506$49,783$51,060$52,337$53,614$54,891$56,167
LEO-7$48,225$49,644$51,062$52,481$53,899$55,318$56,736$58,155$59,573$60,992
LEO-8$50,265$51,836$53,407$54,977$56,548$58,119$59,689$61,260$62,831$64,401
LEO-9$53,783$55,518$57,252$58,987$60,722$62,456$64,191$65,925$67,660$69,394
LEO-10$59,228$61,138$63,048$64,958$66,868$68,779$70,689$72,599$74,509$76,419

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 16.68% 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$32,719$33,628$34,537$35,446$36,355$37,264$38,173$39,082$39,991$40,900
LEO-4$36,727$37,747$38,767$39,787$40,806$41,826$42,846$43,866$44,886$45,905
LEO-5$42,233$43,375$44,516$45,657$46,798$47,939$49,080$50,221$51,363$52,504
LEO-6$44,538$45,811$47,084$48,357$49,630$50,903$52,176$53,449$54,722$55,995
LEO-7$48,077$49,491$50,905$52,319$53,733$55,148$56,562$57,976$59,390$60,804
LEO-8$50,111$51,676$53,242$54,808$56,374$57,940$59,506$61,071$62,637$64,203
LEO-9$53,618$55,347$57,076$58,806$60,535$62,264$63,993$65,722$67,452$69,181
LEO-10$59,046$60,950$62,854$64,759$66,663$68,567$70,471$72,375$74,280$76,184

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: 15.67%

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 15.67% (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: 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 $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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Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/arizona