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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Alabama for 2020

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.

Alabama 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.16% 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$35,145$36,121$37,098$38,074$39,050$40,026$41,002$41,978$42,954$43,930
LEO-4$39,454$40,550$41,646$42,741$43,837$44,933$46,029$47,124$48,220$49,316
LEO-5$45,371$46,598$47,824$49,051$50,277$51,504$52,730$53,957$55,183$56,410
LEO-6$47,840$49,207$50,574$51,941$53,308$54,675$56,042$57,409$58,776$60,143
LEO-7$51,641$53,159$54,678$56,196$57,714$59,233$60,751$62,270$63,788$65,307
LEO-8$53,829$55,511$57,193$58,875$60,557$62,239$63,921$65,604$67,286$68,968
LEO-9$57,596$59,454$61,312$63,170$65,028$66,886$68,744$70,602$72,460$74,318
LEO-10$63,427$65,473$67,519$69,565$71,611$73,658$75,704$77,750$79,796$81,842

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

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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.85% 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$34,481$35,438$36,396$37,354$38,311$39,269$40,226$41,184$42,142$43,099
LEO-4$38,708$39,783$40,858$41,933$43,008$44,083$45,158$46,233$47,308$48,383
LEO-5$44,513$45,717$46,920$48,123$49,327$50,530$51,733$52,937$54,140$55,343
LEO-6$46,936$48,277$49,618$50,959$52,300$53,641$54,982$56,324$57,665$59,006
LEO-7$50,664$52,154$53,644$55,133$56,623$58,113$59,603$61,092$62,582$64,072
LEO-8$52,811$54,461$56,111$57,762$59,412$61,062$62,713$64,363$66,013$67,664
LEO-9$56,507$58,330$60,153$61,976$63,799$65,621$67,444$69,267$71,090$72,913
LEO-10$62,227$64,235$66,242$68,250$70,257$72,265$74,272$76,280$78,287$80,295

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

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BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL

The BIRMINGHAM-HOOVER-TALLADEGA, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Birmingham and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.26% 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$33,448$34,377$35,306$36,235$37,164$38,093$39,022$39,950$40,879$41,808
LEO-4$37,548$38,591$39,634$40,677$41,720$42,763$43,806$44,848$45,891$46,934
LEO-5$43,180$44,347$45,515$46,682$47,849$49,016$50,184$51,351$52,518$53,685
LEO-6$45,530$46,831$48,132$49,433$50,734$52,034$53,335$54,636$55,937$57,238
LEO-7$49,147$50,592$52,037$53,482$54,927$56,372$57,817$59,262$60,707$62,153
LEO-8$51,229$52,830$54,431$56,032$57,632$59,233$60,834$62,435$64,036$65,637
LEO-9$54,814$56,583$58,351$60,119$61,888$63,656$65,424$67,192$68,961$70,729
LEO-10$60,363$62,311$64,258$66,205$68,153$70,100$72,047$73,995$75,942$77,890

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

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Rest of Alabama Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Alabama 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 15.95% (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$33,359$34,285$35,212$36,138$37,065$37,991$38,917$39,844$40,770$41,697
LEO-4$37,448$38,488$39,529$40,569$41,609$42,649$43,689$44,729$45,769$46,809
LEO-5$43,065$44,229$45,393$46,557$47,722$48,886$50,050$51,214$52,378$53,542
LEO-6$45,408$46,706$48,003$49,301$50,598$51,896$53,193$54,491$55,788$57,086
LEO-7$49,016$50,457$51,898$53,339$54,781$56,222$57,663$59,104$60,546$61,987
LEO-8$51,092$52,689$54,285$55,882$57,479$59,075$60,672$62,269$63,865$65,462
LEO-9$54,668$56,432$58,195$59,959$61,723$63,486$65,250$67,013$68,777$70,541
LEO-10$60,202$62,145$64,087$66,029$67,971$69,913$71,855$73,798$75,740$77,682

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 $170,800 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/2020/alabama