Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Maryland 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.

Maryland 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: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.3% 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$35,137$36,113$37,089$38,065$39,041$40,017$40,993$41,969$42,945$43,921
LEO-4$39,441$40,536$41,631$42,726$43,821$44,916$46,011$47,107$48,202$49,297
LEO-5$45,354$46,579$47,804$49,030$50,255$51,481$52,706$53,932$55,157$56,382
LEO-6$47,828$49,195$50,562$51,929$53,296$54,663$56,030$57,397$58,764$60,131
LEO-7$51,629$53,147$54,666$56,185$57,703$59,222$60,740$62,259$63,778$65,296
LEO-8$53,813$55,494$57,176$58,857$60,539$62,220$63,902$65,583$67,265$68,946
LEO-9$57,579$59,436$61,293$63,150$65,007$66,864$68,721$70,578$72,435$74,292
LEO-10$63,408$65,453$67,498$69,543$71,588$73,633$75,677$77,722$79,767$81,812

The Philadelphia 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 Maryland Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland