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 Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.05% 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$35,908$36,905$37,903$38,900$39,898$40,895$41,893$42,890$43,888$44,885
LEO-4$40,306$41,425$42,545$43,664$44,783$45,902$47,021$48,140$49,260$50,379
LEO-5$46,349$47,601$48,854$50,106$51,358$52,611$53,863$55,115$56,368$57,620
LEO-6$48,878$50,275$51,672$53,069$54,466$55,863$57,260$58,657$60,054$61,451
LEO-7$52,762$54,314$55,866$57,418$58,970$60,522$62,074$63,625$65,177$66,729
LEO-8$54,994$56,712$58,430$60,149$61,867$63,586$65,304$67,023$68,741$70,460
LEO-9$58,843$60,741$62,638$64,536$66,434$68,331$70,229$72,127$74,024$75,922
LEO-10$64,800$66,889$68,979$71,069$73,159$75,249$77,338$79,428$81,518$83,608

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

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24% 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$34,772$35,738$36,704$37,670$38,636$39,602$40,568$41,534$42,500$43,466
LEO-4$39,031$40,115$41,199$42,283$43,367$44,450$45,534$46,618$47,702$48,785
LEO-5$44,883$46,096$47,308$48,521$49,734$50,947$52,159$53,372$54,585$55,798
LEO-6$47,332$48,685$50,038$51,391$52,743$54,096$55,449$56,802$58,155$59,508
LEO-7$51,093$52,596$54,099$55,602$57,104$58,607$60,110$61,613$63,116$64,619
LEO-8$53,254$54,918$56,582$58,247$59,911$61,575$63,239$64,903$66,567$68,231
LEO-9$56,982$58,819$60,657$62,495$64,332$66,170$68,008$69,845$71,683$73,521
LEO-10$62,750$64,774$66,798$68,821$70,845$72,869$74,892$76,916$78,940$80,963

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

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MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI

The MILWAUKEE-RACINE-WAUKESHA, WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.58% 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$33,813$34,752$35,692$36,631$37,570$38,510$39,449$40,388$41,328$42,267
LEO-4$37,955$39,009$40,063$41,117$42,170$43,224$44,278$45,332$46,386$47,440
LEO-5$43,645$44,824$46,004$47,183$48,362$49,541$50,721$51,900$53,079$54,259
LEO-6$46,027$47,342$48,658$49,973$51,289$52,604$53,920$55,235$56,551$57,866
LEO-7$49,684$51,145$52,607$54,068$55,530$56,991$58,452$59,914$61,375$62,837
LEO-8$51,785$53,404$55,022$56,640$58,258$59,876$61,495$63,113$64,731$66,349
LEO-9$55,410$57,197$58,984$60,771$62,558$64,345$66,132$67,919$69,706$71,493
LEO-10$61,020$62,987$64,955$66,923$68,891$70,859$72,827$74,795$76,762$78,730

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

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Rest of Wisconsin Locality Adjustment: 15.67%

Any federal employees in Wisconsin 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: Green Bay, Madison, Fort McCoy, 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/wisconsin