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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Arizona 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.

Arizona 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.

PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ

The PHOENIX-MESA-SCOTTSDALE, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Phoenix and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.12% 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$34,559$35,518$36,478$37,438$38,398$39,357$40,317$41,277$42,237$43,196
LEO-4$38,795$39,873$40,950$42,028$43,105$44,183$45,260$46,337$47,415$48,492
LEO-5$44,614$45,820$47,026$48,232$49,438$50,644$51,850$53,056$54,262$55,468
LEO-6$47,041$48,386$49,730$51,074$52,418$53,762$55,106$56,450$57,795$59,139
LEO-7$50,778$52,271$53,765$55,258$56,751$58,244$59,737$61,230$62,723$64,216
LEO-8$52,930$54,584$56,238$57,892$59,546$61,200$62,854$64,508$66,162$67,816
LEO-9$56,634$58,461$60,288$62,115$63,942$65,769$67,596$69,423$71,250$73,077
LEO-10$62,368$64,380$66,392$68,404$70,416$72,428$74,440$76,452$78,464$80,476

The Phoenix locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, and other areas within the region.

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LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ

The LAS VEGAS-HENDERSON, NV-AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.68% 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$33,857$34,797$35,737$36,677$37,618$38,558$39,498$40,438$41,379$42,319
LEO-4$38,007$39,063$40,118$41,174$42,229$43,285$44,341$45,396$46,452$47,507
LEO-5$43,708$44,889$46,071$47,252$48,434$49,615$50,797$51,978$53,160$54,341
LEO-6$46,086$47,403$48,720$50,036$51,353$52,670$53,987$55,304$56,621$57,937
LEO-7$49,747$51,210$52,672$54,135$55,598$57,061$58,523$59,986$61,449$62,912
LEO-8$51,855$53,475$55,095$56,716$58,336$59,957$61,577$63,198$64,818$66,439
LEO-9$55,484$57,274$59,064$60,854$62,643$64,433$66,223$68,013$69,803$71,593
LEO-10$61,101$63,072$65,043$67,014$68,985$70,956$72,927$74,899$76,870$78,841

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

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TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ

The TUCSON-NOGALES, AZ General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Tucson and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.19% 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$33,716$34,652$35,588$36,525$37,461$38,397$39,334$40,270$41,206$42,143
LEO-4$37,849$38,900$39,951$41,002$42,054$43,105$44,156$45,207$46,258$47,310
LEO-5$43,526$44,702$45,879$47,055$48,232$49,408$50,585$51,762$52,938$54,115
LEO-6$45,894$47,205$48,517$49,828$51,139$52,451$53,762$55,073$56,385$57,696
LEO-7$49,540$50,996$52,453$53,910$55,366$56,823$58,280$59,736$61,193$62,650
LEO-8$51,639$53,252$54,866$56,480$58,093$59,707$61,321$62,935$64,548$66,162
LEO-9$55,253$57,035$58,818$60,600$62,383$64,165$65,948$67,730$69,512$71,295
LEO-10$60,846$62,809$64,772$66,735$68,698$70,661$72,624$74,587$76,550$78,513

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

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Rest of Arizona Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Arizona 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: Flagstaff, Wellton, Yuma, 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/arizona