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 Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.45% 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$33,777$34,715$35,653$36,592$37,530$38,468$39,406$40,345$41,283$42,221
LEO-4$37,914$38,967$40,020$41,072$42,125$43,178$44,230$45,283$46,336$47,389
LEO-5$43,598$44,776$45,954$47,132$48,310$49,488$50,666$51,844$53,022$54,200
LEO-6$45,977$47,291$48,605$49,919$51,233$52,548$53,862$55,176$56,490$57,804
LEO-7$49,630$51,090$52,550$54,010$55,470$56,929$58,389$59,849$61,309$62,769
LEO-8$51,730$53,346$54,963$56,579$58,195$59,812$61,428$63,045$64,661$66,278
LEO-9$55,350$57,135$58,921$60,706$62,491$64,276$66,061$67,846$69,631$71,416
LEO-10$60,954$62,919$64,885$66,851$68,817$70,782$72,748$74,714$76,680$78,645

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.21% 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$33,709$34,646$35,582$36,519$37,455$38,391$39,328$40,264$41,201$42,137
LEO-4$37,839$38,889$39,940$40,990$42,041$43,092$44,142$45,193$46,244$47,294
LEO-5$43,511$44,687$45,863$47,038$48,214$49,389$50,565$51,741$52,916$54,092
LEO-6$45,885$47,197$48,508$49,820$51,131$52,443$53,754$55,066$56,377$57,689
LEO-7$49,531$50,988$52,445$53,902$55,359$56,816$58,273$59,730$61,187$62,644
LEO-8$51,627$53,240$54,853$56,466$58,079$59,693$61,306$62,919$64,532$66,146
LEO-9$55,240$57,022$58,803$60,585$62,366$64,148$65,929$67,711$69,492$71,274
LEO-10$60,832$62,794$64,756$66,718$68,680$70,641$72,603$74,565$76,527$78,489

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.47% 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$33,502$34,432$35,363$36,294$37,224$38,155$39,086$40,016$40,947$41,878
LEO-4$37,606$38,650$39,694$40,738$41,782$42,826$43,871$44,915$45,959$47,003
LEO-5$43,243$44,412$45,580$46,749$47,917$49,085$50,254$51,422$52,591$53,759
LEO-6$45,603$46,906$48,210$49,513$50,817$52,120$53,423$54,727$56,030$57,334
LEO-7$49,226$50,674$52,122$53,570$55,018$56,466$57,914$59,362$60,810$62,258
LEO-8$51,309$52,912$54,515$56,119$57,722$59,325$60,929$62,532$64,135$65,738
LEO-9$54,900$56,671$58,441$60,212$61,982$63,753$65,523$67,294$69,064$70,835
LEO-10$60,458$62,408$64,357$66,307$68,257$70,207$72,156$74,106$76,056$78,006

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.86% 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$33,331$34,257$35,183$36,108$37,034$37,960$38,886$39,812$40,738$41,664
LEO-4$37,414$38,452$39,491$40,530$41,569$42,608$43,647$44,685$45,724$46,763
LEO-5$43,023$44,185$45,347$46,510$47,672$48,835$49,997$51,160$52,322$53,485
LEO-6$45,370$46,667$47,964$49,260$50,557$51,854$53,151$54,447$55,744$57,041
LEO-7$48,975$50,416$51,856$53,297$54,737$56,178$57,619$59,059$60,500$61,940
LEO-8$51,047$52,642$54,237$55,832$57,427$59,022$60,617$62,213$63,808$65,403
LEO-9$54,620$56,381$58,143$59,904$61,666$63,427$65,189$66,950$68,712$70,473
LEO-10$60,149$62,089$64,029$65,968$67,908$69,848$71,788$73,728$75,667$77,607

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.61% 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$33,261$34,185$35,109$36,033$36,957$37,880$38,804$39,728$40,652$41,576
LEO-4$37,335$38,372$39,408$40,445$41,481$42,518$43,555$44,591$45,628$46,665
LEO-5$42,932$44,092$45,252$46,412$47,572$48,732$49,892$51,052$52,212$53,372
LEO-6$45,275$46,569$47,863$49,157$50,451$51,745$53,039$54,333$55,627$56,921
LEO-7$48,872$50,310$51,747$53,185$54,622$56,060$57,497$58,935$60,372$61,810
LEO-8$50,939$52,531$54,123$55,715$57,306$58,898$60,490$62,082$63,673$65,265
LEO-9$54,505$56,263$58,020$59,778$61,536$63,294$65,052$66,809$68,567$70,325
LEO-10$60,023$61,958$63,894$65,830$67,765$69,701$71,637$73,573$75,508$77,444

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio