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 Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 32.54% 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$37,167$38,199$39,232$40,264$41,297$42,329$43,362$44,394$45,427$46,459
LEO-4$41,720$42,878$44,036$45,195$46,353$47,512$48,670$49,828$50,987$52,145
LEO-5$47,974$49,270$50,567$51,863$53,159$54,455$55,752$57,048$58,344$59,640
LEO-6$50,592$52,038$53,484$54,930$56,376$57,822$59,268$60,714$62,160$63,606
LEO-7$54,612$56,218$57,825$59,431$61,037$62,644$64,250$65,856$67,463$69,069
LEO-8$56,922$58,701$60,479$62,258$64,037$65,815$67,594$69,373$71,151$72,930
LEO-9$60,906$62,870$64,835$66,799$68,763$70,727$72,692$74,656$76,620$78,584
LEO-10$67,072$69,235$71,398$73,561$75,724$77,887$80,050$82,213$84,376$86,539

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.21% 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$34,831$35,799$36,766$37,734$38,701$39,669$40,637$41,604$42,572$43,539
LEO-4$39,098$40,183$41,269$42,354$43,440$44,526$45,611$46,697$47,782$48,868
LEO-5$44,959$46,174$47,389$48,603$49,818$51,033$52,248$53,462$54,677$55,892
LEO-6$47,412$48,767$50,122$51,478$52,833$54,188$55,543$56,898$58,253$59,608
LEO-7$51,179$52,685$54,190$55,696$57,201$58,707$60,212$61,717$63,223$64,728
LEO-8$53,344$55,011$56,678$58,345$60,012$61,679$63,346$65,013$66,680$68,347
LEO-9$57,078$58,919$60,760$62,601$64,441$66,282$68,123$69,964$71,805$73,645
LEO-10$62,856$64,884$66,911$68,938$70,965$72,992$75,019$77,046$79,073$81,100

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.22% 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$33,151$34,072$34,993$35,914$36,835$37,756$38,677$39,598$40,519$41,440
LEO-4$37,212$38,245$39,279$40,312$41,345$42,378$43,412$44,445$45,478$46,511
LEO-5$42,791$43,947$45,103$46,259$47,416$48,572$49,728$50,884$52,040$53,197
LEO-6$45,126$46,416$47,705$48,995$50,285$51,575$52,864$54,154$55,444$56,734
LEO-7$48,711$50,144$51,577$53,010$54,443$55,876$57,308$58,741$60,174$61,607
LEO-8$50,772$52,358$53,945$55,531$57,118$58,705$60,291$61,878$63,464$65,051
LEO-9$54,326$56,078$57,830$59,582$61,334$63,086$64,838$66,590$68,342$70,094
LEO-10$59,825$61,755$63,684$65,613$67,543$69,472$71,401$73,331$75,260$77,189

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

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SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX

The SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Antonio and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.07% 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$32,548$33,453$34,357$35,261$36,165$37,069$37,973$38,878$39,782$40,686
LEO-4$36,535$37,550$38,564$39,579$40,593$41,608$42,622$43,637$44,651$45,665
LEO-5$42,013$43,148$44,283$45,418$46,553$47,689$48,824$49,959$51,094$52,229
LEO-6$44,305$45,571$46,838$48,104$49,370$50,637$51,903$53,169$54,436$55,702
LEO-7$47,825$49,232$50,639$52,046$53,453$54,859$56,266$57,673$59,080$60,486
LEO-8$49,849$51,406$52,964$54,522$56,079$57,637$59,195$60,752$62,310$63,868
LEO-9$53,338$55,058$56,778$58,498$60,218$61,938$63,659$65,379$67,099$68,819
LEO-10$58,737$60,631$62,526$64,420$66,314$68,209$70,103$71,997$73,891$75,786

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

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CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX

The CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.01% 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$32,532$33,435$34,339$35,243$36,146$37,050$37,954$38,858$39,761$40,665
LEO-4$36,516$37,530$38,544$39,558$40,572$41,586$42,600$43,614$44,628$45,642
LEO-5$41,991$43,126$44,260$45,395$46,529$47,664$48,798$49,933$51,068$52,202
LEO-6$44,282$45,548$46,814$48,079$49,345$50,611$51,876$53,142$54,408$55,673
LEO-7$47,801$49,207$50,613$52,019$53,425$54,831$56,237$57,643$59,049$60,455
LEO-8$49,823$51,380$52,937$54,493$56,050$57,607$59,164$60,721$62,278$63,835
LEO-9$53,310$55,029$56,749$58,468$60,187$61,906$63,626$65,345$67,064$68,783
LEO-10$58,707$60,600$62,493$64,387$66,280$68,173$70,067$71,960$73,853$75,746

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Bastrop, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, Round Rock, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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/texas