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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Iowa 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.

Iowa 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.

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: Davenport, and other areas within the region.

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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA

The OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Omaha and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.87% 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$32,492$33,395$34,298$35,200$36,103$37,005$37,908$38,811$39,713$40,616
LEO-4$36,472$37,485$38,498$39,511$40,523$41,536$42,549$43,561$44,574$45,587
LEO-5$41,940$43,074$44,207$45,340$46,473$47,606$48,740$49,873$51,006$52,139
LEO-6$44,229$45,493$46,757$48,021$49,285$50,549$51,814$53,078$54,342$55,606
LEO-7$47,743$49,147$50,552$51,956$53,360$54,765$56,169$57,573$58,978$60,382
LEO-8$49,763$51,318$52,873$54,428$55,983$57,538$59,093$60,648$62,202$63,757
LEO-9$53,246$54,963$56,680$58,397$60,115$61,832$63,549$65,266$66,983$68,700
LEO-10$58,636$60,527$62,418$64,309$66,200$68,091$69,982$71,873$73,764$75,655

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

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Rest of Iowa Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Iowa 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: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, 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/iowa