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 Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.04% 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$35,344$36,326$37,308$38,290$39,272$40,253$41,235$42,217$43,199$44,181
LEO-4$39,674$40,775$41,877$42,978$44,080$45,182$46,283$47,385$48,486$49,588
LEO-5$45,621$46,854$48,087$49,319$50,552$51,785$53,017$54,250$55,483$56,715
LEO-6$48,111$49,486$50,861$52,236$53,611$54,986$56,361$57,736$59,111$60,487
LEO-7$51,934$53,461$54,989$56,516$58,044$59,572$61,099$62,627$64,154$65,682
LEO-8$54,130$55,822$57,513$59,205$60,896$62,588$64,279$65,971$67,662$69,354
LEO-9$57,919$59,787$61,655$63,523$65,391$67,259$69,127$70,995$72,862$74,730
LEO-10$63,783$65,840$67,896$69,953$72,010$74,067$76,124$78,181$80,238$82,295

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 23.13% 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$34,528$35,487$36,446$37,406$38,365$39,324$40,283$41,242$42,202$43,161
LEO-4$38,758$39,834$40,910$41,986$43,062$44,138$45,215$46,291$47,367$48,443
LEO-5$44,568$45,772$46,977$48,181$49,385$50,589$51,793$52,998$54,202$55,406
LEO-6$47,000$48,343$49,687$51,030$52,373$53,717$55,060$56,403$57,747$59,090
LEO-7$50,734$52,227$53,719$55,211$56,704$58,196$59,688$61,181$62,673$64,166
LEO-8$52,881$54,533$56,185$57,838$59,490$61,143$62,795$64,447$66,100$67,752
LEO-9$56,582$58,407$60,232$62,056$63,881$65,706$67,531$69,355$71,180$73,005
LEO-10$62,310$64,319$66,329$68,338$70,348$72,357$74,367$76,376$78,386$80,395

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/washington