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 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 16.2% 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$32,585$33,490$34,395$35,300$36,206$37,111$38,016$38,921$39,826$40,732
LEO-4$36,576$37,592$38,607$39,623$40,639$41,654$42,670$43,685$44,701$45,717
LEO-5$42,060$43,196$44,333$45,469$46,605$47,742$48,878$50,015$51,151$52,288
LEO-6$44,355$45,622$46,890$48,158$49,426$50,693$51,961$53,229$54,497$55,764
LEO-7$47,879$49,287$50,696$52,104$53,512$54,921$56,329$57,737$59,146$60,554
LEO-8$49,904$51,464$53,023$54,583$56,142$57,701$59,261$60,820$62,380$63,939
LEO-9$53,397$55,119$56,842$58,564$60,286$62,008$63,730$65,452$67,174$68,896
LEO-10$58,803$60,699$62,596$64,492$66,389$68,285$70,181$72,078$73,974$75,870

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: 15.67%

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 15.67% (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: 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 $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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/newmexico