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 District of Columbia 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.

District of Columbia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.32% 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$36,264$37,271$38,279$39,286$40,294$41,301$42,308$43,316$44,323$45,331
LEO-4$40,706$41,836$42,967$44,097$45,227$46,357$47,488$48,618$49,748$50,878
LEO-5$46,809$48,073$49,338$50,603$51,868$53,132$54,397$55,662$56,927$58,191
LEO-6$49,363$50,774$52,184$53,595$55,006$56,417$57,828$59,239$60,650$62,061
LEO-7$53,285$54,852$56,420$57,987$59,554$61,122$62,689$64,257$65,824$67,391
LEO-8$55,539$57,275$59,010$60,745$62,481$64,216$65,952$67,687$69,423$71,158
LEO-9$59,426$61,343$63,259$65,176$67,093$69,009$70,926$72,842$74,759$76,675
LEO-10$65,442$67,553$69,663$71,774$73,884$75,995$78,105$80,216$82,326$84,437

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Washington, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/districtofcolumbia