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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.67% 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$33,558$34,490$35,422$36,355$37,287$38,219$39,151$40,083$41,016$41,948
LEO-4$37,669$38,714$39,760$40,806$41,852$42,898$43,944$44,990$46,036$47,082
LEO-5$43,316$44,486$45,656$46,827$47,997$49,168$50,338$51,508$52,679$53,849
LEO-6$45,679$46,985$48,290$49,596$50,902$52,207$53,513$54,818$56,124$57,430
LEO-7$49,309$50,759$52,210$53,660$55,110$56,561$58,011$59,462$60,912$62,362
LEO-8$51,395$53,001$54,607$56,213$57,819$59,425$61,031$62,636$64,242$65,848
LEO-9$54,992$56,765$58,539$60,312$62,086$63,860$65,633$67,407$69,180$70,954
LEO-10$60,559$62,512$64,465$66,418$68,371$70,324$72,277$74,230$76,183$78,136

The Buffalo locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Buffalo, 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: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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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