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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 32.13% 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$36,538$37,553$38,567$39,582$40,597$41,612$42,626$43,641$44,656$45,671
LEO-4$41,017$42,156$43,295$44,434$45,573$46,712$47,851$48,990$50,129$51,268
LEO-5$47,170$48,445$49,721$50,996$52,271$53,546$54,821$56,096$57,371$58,646
LEO-6$49,732$51,153$52,573$53,994$55,414$56,834$58,255$59,675$61,096$62,516
LEO-7$53,690$55,269$56,848$58,427$60,006$61,584$63,163$64,742$66,321$67,900
LEO-8$55,964$57,713$59,462$61,212$62,961$64,711$66,460$68,209$69,959$71,708
LEO-9$59,880$61,812$63,743$65,675$67,607$69,539$71,470$73,402$75,334$77,266
LEO-10$65,942$68,069$70,197$72,324$74,451$76,579$78,706$80,833$82,960$85,088

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, 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 24.59% 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$34,453$35,410$36,367$37,323$38,280$39,237$40,194$41,151$42,108$43,065
LEO-4$38,676$39,750$40,824$41,898$42,972$44,046$45,120$46,194$47,268$48,342
LEO-5$44,479$45,681$46,883$48,086$49,288$50,490$51,692$52,895$54,097$55,299
LEO-6$46,894$48,234$49,573$50,912$52,252$53,591$54,930$56,270$57,609$58,949
LEO-7$50,626$52,115$53,604$55,092$56,581$58,070$59,559$61,048$62,537$64,026
LEO-8$52,770$54,420$56,069$57,719$59,368$61,018$62,668$64,317$65,967$67,616
LEO-9$56,463$58,284$60,106$61,927$63,749$65,570$67,392$69,213$71,035$72,856
LEO-10$62,179$64,185$66,191$68,197$70,203$72,209$74,215$76,220$78,226$80,232

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cape May, Wildwood, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $164,200 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/newjersey