Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.99% 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$33,648$34,582$35,517$36,452$37,386$38,321$39,256$40,191$41,125$42,060
LEO-4$37,769$38,818$39,867$40,915$41,964$43,013$44,062$45,110$46,159$47,208
LEO-5$43,432$44,605$45,779$46,952$48,126$49,299$50,473$51,646$52,820$53,993
LEO-6$45,801$47,110$48,420$49,729$51,038$52,347$53,656$54,965$56,274$57,583
LEO-7$49,441$50,895$52,349$53,804$55,258$56,712$58,166$59,621$61,075$62,529
LEO-8$51,532$53,142$54,753$56,363$57,973$59,583$61,194$62,804$64,414$66,024
LEO-9$55,139$56,917$58,696$60,474$62,252$64,030$65,809$67,587$69,365$71,143
LEO-10$60,721$62,679$64,637$66,596$68,554$70,512$72,470$74,429$76,387$78,345

The Raleigh locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other areas within the region.

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.79% 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$32,750$33,660$34,570$35,480$36,389$37,299$38,209$39,119$40,029$40,938
LEO-4$36,762$37,783$38,803$39,824$40,845$41,866$42,886$43,907$44,928$45,949
LEO-5$42,273$43,416$44,558$45,700$46,842$47,984$49,127$50,269$51,411$52,553
LEO-6$44,580$45,854$47,128$48,402$49,677$50,951$52,225$53,499$54,773$56,048
LEO-7$48,122$49,538$50,953$52,369$53,784$55,200$56,615$58,031$59,446$60,862
LEO-8$50,158$51,725$53,292$54,860$56,427$57,994$59,562$61,129$62,696$64,264
LEO-9$53,669$55,399$57,130$58,861$60,592$62,323$64,053$65,784$67,515$69,246
LEO-10$59,102$61,008$62,914$64,820$66,726$68,632$70,538$72,444$74,350$76,256

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

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VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC

The VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 15.91% 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$32,503$33,406$34,309$35,212$36,115$37,018$37,921$38,824$39,727$40,630
LEO-4$36,485$37,498$38,511$39,524$40,537$41,550$42,563$43,576$44,589$45,602
LEO-5$41,955$43,088$44,222$45,356$46,489$47,623$48,756$49,890$51,024$52,157
LEO-6$44,244$45,509$46,773$48,038$49,302$50,567$51,831$53,096$54,361$55,625
LEO-7$47,760$49,164$50,569$51,974$53,379$54,784$56,189$57,593$58,998$60,403
LEO-8$49,780$51,335$52,891$54,446$56,002$57,557$59,113$60,668$62,224$63,779
LEO-9$53,264$54,982$56,700$58,417$60,135$61,853$63,571$65,289$67,006$68,724
LEO-10$58,656$60,548$62,440$64,331$66,223$68,115$70,006$71,898$73,789$75,681

The Virginia Beach locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth City, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of North Carolina Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in North Carolina 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: Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, 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/northcarolina