Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.87% 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$36,138$37,142$38,146$39,149$40,153$41,157$42,161$43,165$44,169$45,173
LEO-4$40,564$41,691$42,817$43,943$45,070$46,196$47,322$48,449$49,575$50,701
LEO-5$46,646$47,906$49,166$50,427$51,687$52,948$54,208$55,468$56,729$57,989
LEO-6$49,191$50,597$52,003$53,409$54,815$56,221$57,627$59,033$60,439$61,845
LEO-7$53,100$54,661$56,223$57,785$59,347$60,909$62,471$64,033$65,595$67,157
LEO-8$55,346$57,075$58,805$60,534$62,264$63,993$65,722$67,452$69,181$70,911
LEO-9$59,220$61,129$63,039$64,949$66,859$68,769$70,679$72,589$74,498$76,408
LEO-10$65,215$67,318$69,421$71,524$73,627$75,730$77,834$79,937$82,040$84,143

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.27% 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$35,969$36,969$37,968$38,967$39,966$40,966$41,965$42,964$43,963$44,962
LEO-4$40,376$41,497$42,618$43,739$44,860$45,981$47,102$48,223$49,344$50,465
LEO-5$46,429$47,683$48,938$50,192$51,447$52,701$53,955$55,210$56,464$57,719
LEO-6$48,962$50,361$51,761$53,160$54,560$55,959$57,358$58,758$60,157$61,557
LEO-7$52,852$54,407$55,962$57,516$59,071$60,626$62,180$63,735$65,289$66,844
LEO-8$55,088$56,810$58,531$60,252$61,974$63,695$65,416$67,138$68,859$70,581
LEO-9$58,944$60,845$62,746$64,647$66,548$68,449$70,350$72,251$74,152$76,053
LEO-10$64,911$67,004$69,098$71,191$73,284$75,378$77,471$79,565$81,658$83,751

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.19% 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$32,862$33,775$34,688$35,601$36,514$37,427$38,340$39,253$40,166$41,079
LEO-4$36,888$37,912$38,936$39,961$40,985$42,009$43,033$44,058$45,082$46,106
LEO-5$42,418$43,564$44,710$45,856$47,003$48,149$49,295$50,441$51,587$52,733
LEO-6$44,733$46,011$47,290$48,568$49,847$51,125$52,404$53,682$54,961$56,239
LEO-7$48,287$49,707$51,128$52,548$53,968$55,389$56,809$58,229$59,650$61,070
LEO-8$50,330$51,902$53,475$55,048$56,620$58,193$59,766$61,338$62,911$64,484
LEO-9$53,852$55,589$57,326$59,063$60,799$62,536$64,273$66,010$67,746$69,483
LEO-10$59,304$61,217$63,129$65,042$66,954$68,867$70,779$72,692$74,604$76,517

The Albany 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 Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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/massachusetts