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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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 32.13% 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$36,538$37,553$38,567$39,582$40,597$41,612$42,626$43,641$44,656$45,671
LEO-4$41,017$42,156$43,295$44,434$45,573$46,712$47,851$48,990$50,129$51,268
LEO-5$47,170$48,445$49,721$50,996$52,271$53,546$54,821$56,096$57,371$58,646
LEO-6$49,732$51,153$52,573$53,994$55,414$56,834$58,255$59,675$61,096$62,516
LEO-7$53,690$55,269$56,848$58,427$60,006$61,584$63,163$64,742$66,321$67,900
LEO-8$55,964$57,713$59,462$61,212$62,961$64,711$66,460$68,209$69,959$71,708
LEO-9$59,880$61,812$63,743$65,675$67,607$69,539$71,470$73,402$75,334$77,266
LEO-10$65,942$68,069$70,197$72,324$74,451$76,579$78,706$80,833$82,960$85,088

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other areas within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.22% 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$35,457$36,441$37,426$38,411$39,396$40,380$41,365$42,350$43,335$44,319
LEO-4$39,803$40,909$42,014$43,119$44,224$45,330$46,435$47,540$48,645$49,751
LEO-5$45,775$47,012$48,249$49,487$50,724$51,961$53,198$54,436$55,673$56,910
LEO-6$48,261$49,639$51,017$52,396$53,774$55,153$56,531$57,909$59,288$60,666
LEO-7$52,101$53,633$55,165$56,698$58,230$59,762$61,294$62,827$64,359$65,891
LEO-8$54,308$56,005$57,703$59,400$61,098$62,796$64,493$66,191$67,889$69,586
LEO-9$58,108$59,983$61,857$63,732$65,606$67,481$69,355$71,230$73,105$74,979
LEO-10$63,991$66,055$68,119$70,184$72,248$74,312$76,377$78,441$80,505$82,570

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

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.59% 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$34,453$35,410$36,367$37,323$38,280$39,237$40,194$41,151$42,108$43,065
LEO-4$38,676$39,750$40,824$41,898$42,972$44,046$45,120$46,194$47,268$48,342
LEO-5$44,479$45,681$46,883$48,086$49,288$50,490$51,692$52,895$54,097$55,299
LEO-6$46,894$48,234$49,573$50,912$52,252$53,591$54,930$56,270$57,609$58,949
LEO-7$50,626$52,115$53,604$55,092$56,581$58,070$59,559$61,048$62,537$64,026
LEO-8$52,770$54,420$56,069$57,719$59,368$61,018$62,668$64,317$65,967$67,616
LEO-9$56,463$58,284$60,106$61,927$63,749$65,570$67,392$69,213$71,035$72,856
LEO-10$62,179$64,185$66,191$68,197$70,203$72,209$74,215$76,220$78,226$80,232

The Philadelphia locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Philadelphia, Horsham, 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 18.35% 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$32,727$33,636$34,545$35,454$36,363$37,272$38,181$39,090$39,999$40,908
LEO-4$36,739$37,760$38,780$39,800$40,820$41,840$42,860$43,881$44,901$45,921
LEO-5$42,251$43,393$44,535$45,677$46,819$47,961$49,103$50,245$51,388$52,530
LEO-6$44,546$45,818$47,090$48,363$49,635$50,907$52,179$53,452$54,724$55,996
LEO-7$48,090$49,505$50,919$52,333$53,747$55,162$56,576$57,990$59,405$60,819
LEO-8$50,127$51,694$53,261$54,828$56,395$57,962$59,529$61,096$62,663$64,230
LEO-9$53,635$55,365$57,096$58,826$60,556$62,286$64,017$65,747$67,477$69,208
LEO-10$59,065$60,970$62,876$64,781$66,687$68,592$70,498$72,403$74,308$76,214

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

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.15% 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$32,119$33,011$33,903$34,795$35,687$36,579$37,471$38,363$39,255$40,147
LEO-4$36,056$37,058$38,059$39,060$40,061$41,063$42,064$43,065$44,066$45,067
LEO-5$41,466$42,586$43,707$44,828$45,949$47,070$48,191$49,311$50,432$51,553
LEO-6$43,718$44,966$46,215$47,464$48,712$49,961$51,209$52,458$53,707$54,955
LEO-7$47,196$48,584$49,972$51,360$52,748$54,136$55,524$56,912$58,300$59,688
LEO-8$49,195$50,733$52,271$53,809$55,347$56,884$58,422$59,960$61,498$63,036
LEO-9$52,638$54,336$56,034$57,732$59,430$61,129$62,827$64,525$66,223$67,921
LEO-10$57,967$59,837$61,707$63,577$65,447$67,317$69,187$71,057$72,927$74,797

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

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Rest of Pennsylvania Locality Adjustment: 15.37%

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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: 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/pennsylvania