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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Mexico 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 Mexico 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.

ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM

The ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.76% 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$32,011$32,900$33,789$34,678$35,567$36,456$37,345$38,234$39,123$40,012
LEO-4$35,935$36,933$37,931$38,929$39,927$40,925$41,922$42,920$43,918$44,916
LEO-5$41,326$42,443$43,560$44,678$45,795$46,912$48,029$49,146$50,263$51,380
LEO-6$43,571$44,815$46,060$47,304$48,549$49,793$51,037$52,282$53,526$54,771
LEO-7$47,038$48,421$49,805$51,188$52,571$53,955$55,338$56,721$58,105$59,488
LEO-8$49,030$50,563$52,095$53,628$55,161$56,693$58,226$59,759$61,291$62,824
LEO-9$52,461$54,154$55,846$57,539$59,231$60,923$62,616$64,308$66,001$67,693
LEO-10$57,772$59,636$61,500$63,364$65,227$67,091$68,955$70,818$72,682$74,546

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

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Rest of New Mexico Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in New Mexico 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 15.37% (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$31,903$32,789$33,675$34,561$35,447$36,333$37,220$38,106$38,992$39,878
LEO-4$35,814$36,809$37,803$38,798$39,792$40,787$41,781$42,776$43,770$44,765
LEO-5$41,187$42,300$43,414$44,527$45,640$46,754$47,867$48,980$50,094$51,207
LEO-6$43,424$44,664$45,905$47,145$48,385$49,625$50,865$52,106$53,346$54,586
LEO-7$46,879$48,258$49,637$51,015$52,394$53,773$55,151$56,530$57,909$59,287
LEO-8$48,865$50,392$51,920$53,447$54,975$56,502$58,030$59,557$61,085$62,612
LEO-9$52,285$53,971$55,658$57,345$59,031$60,718$62,405$64,091$65,778$67,465
LEO-10$57,578$59,435$61,293$63,150$65,008$66,865$68,722$70,580$72,437$74,295

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alamogordo, Clovis, Las Cruces, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/newmexico