Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois 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.

Illinois 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.05% 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$35,908$36,905$37,903$38,900$39,898$40,895$41,893$42,890$43,888$44,885
LEO-4$40,306$41,425$42,545$43,664$44,783$45,902$47,021$48,140$49,260$50,379
LEO-5$46,349$47,601$48,854$50,106$51,358$52,611$53,863$55,115$56,368$57,620
LEO-6$48,878$50,275$51,672$53,069$54,466$55,863$57,260$58,657$60,054$61,451
LEO-7$52,762$54,314$55,866$57,418$58,970$60,522$62,074$63,625$65,177$66,729
LEO-8$54,994$56,712$58,430$60,149$61,867$63,586$65,304$67,023$68,741$70,460
LEO-9$58,843$60,741$62,638$64,536$66,434$68,331$70,229$72,127$74,024$75,922
LEO-10$64,800$66,889$68,979$71,069$73,159$75,249$77,338$79,428$81,518$83,608

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.05% 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$32,823$33,735$34,647$35,559$36,470$37,382$38,294$39,206$40,118$41,030
LEO-4$36,844$37,867$38,890$39,913$40,936$41,959$42,982$44,005$45,028$46,051
LEO-5$42,367$43,512$44,657$45,802$46,946$48,091$49,236$50,381$51,525$52,670
LEO-6$44,679$45,956$47,233$48,510$49,787$51,064$52,341$53,618$54,895$56,172
LEO-7$48,229$49,648$51,067$52,485$53,904$55,323$56,741$58,160$59,578$60,997
LEO-8$50,269$51,840$53,411$54,982$56,553$58,124$59,694$61,265$62,836$64,407
LEO-9$53,788$55,523$57,257$58,992$60,727$62,461$64,196$65,931$67,665$69,400
LEO-10$59,233$61,143$63,054$64,964$66,874$68,784$70,695$72,605$74,515$76,425

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport 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$32,666$33,574$34,481$35,388$36,296$37,203$38,111$39,018$39,926$40,833
LEO-4$36,668$37,686$38,704$39,722$40,740$41,758$42,776$43,794$44,813$45,831
LEO-5$42,165$43,304$44,443$45,583$46,722$47,861$49,000$50,140$51,279$52,418
LEO-6$44,465$45,736$47,007$48,278$49,549$50,820$52,091$53,362$54,633$55,904
LEO-7$47,999$49,410$50,822$52,234$53,646$55,058$56,470$57,882$59,293$60,705
LEO-8$50,029$51,592$53,156$54,719$56,282$57,845$59,409$60,972$62,535$64,099
LEO-9$53,531$55,257$56,983$58,710$60,436$62,163$63,889$65,615$67,342$69,068
LEO-10$58,950$60,851$62,752$64,653$66,554$68,455$70,356$72,258$74,159$76,060

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, 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/illinois