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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 25.11% 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$34,597$35,558$36,518$37,479$38,440$39,401$40,362$41,323$42,283$43,244
LEO-4$38,838$39,916$40,995$42,073$43,152$44,230$45,309$46,387$47,465$48,544
LEO-5$44,664$45,872$47,079$48,286$49,494$50,701$51,908$53,115$54,323$55,530
LEO-6$47,090$48,435$49,780$51,125$52,470$53,815$55,160$56,505$57,850$59,195
LEO-7$50,837$52,332$53,827$55,322$56,817$58,313$59,808$61,303$62,798$64,293
LEO-8$52,990$54,647$56,303$57,960$59,616$61,273$62,929$64,586$66,242$67,898
LEO-9$56,699$58,528$60,357$62,186$64,015$65,844$67,673$69,502$71,331$73,161
LEO-10$62,439$64,453$66,467$68,481$70,496$72,510$74,524$76,539$78,553$80,567

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 22.53% 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$33,883$34,824$35,765$36,706$37,647$38,588$39,529$40,470$41,411$42,352
LEO-4$38,037$39,093$40,149$41,206$42,262$43,318$44,374$45,430$46,487$47,543
LEO-5$43,743$44,926$46,108$47,290$48,473$49,655$50,838$52,020$53,203$54,385
LEO-6$46,119$47,436$48,753$50,071$51,388$52,705$54,022$55,339$56,657$57,974
LEO-7$49,789$51,253$52,717$54,182$55,646$57,110$58,574$60,038$61,503$62,967
LEO-8$51,898$53,520$55,142$56,764$58,387$60,009$61,631$63,254$64,876$66,498
LEO-9$55,529$57,321$59,112$60,904$62,695$64,486$66,278$68,069$69,860$71,652
LEO-10$61,151$63,124$65,097$67,069$69,042$71,015$72,987$74,960$76,933$78,906

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: 15.37%

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 15.37% (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: 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 $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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** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2019/washington