Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

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 33.06% 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$37,313$38,349$39,386$40,422$41,459$42,495$43,532$44,568$45,605$46,642
LEO-4$41,883$43,046$44,209$45,372$46,535$47,698$48,861$50,024$51,187$52,350
LEO-5$48,162$49,464$50,765$52,066$53,368$54,669$55,970$57,272$58,573$59,874
LEO-6$50,790$52,242$53,694$55,145$56,597$58,049$59,500$60,952$62,404$63,855
LEO-7$54,826$56,439$58,051$59,664$61,277$62,889$64,502$66,115$67,728$69,340
LEO-8$57,145$58,931$60,717$62,502$64,288$66,074$67,859$69,645$71,431$73,216
LEO-9$61,145$63,117$65,089$67,061$69,033$71,005$72,977$74,949$76,921$78,893
LEO-10$67,335$69,507$71,678$73,850$76,021$78,193$80,364$82,536$84,707$86,879

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, 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 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: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey