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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in California 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.

California 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.

SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA

The SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Francisco and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 41.44% 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$40,692$41,822$42,952$44,083$45,213$46,343$47,473$48,603$49,733$50,863
LEO-4$45,681$46,950$48,218$49,487$50,756$52,024$53,293$54,562$55,831$57,099
LEO-5$52,532$53,952$55,372$56,792$58,212$59,633$61,053$62,473$63,893$65,313
LEO-6$55,391$56,973$58,556$60,139$61,722$63,304$64,887$66,470$68,052$69,635
LEO-7$59,791$61,549$63,307$65,065$66,823$68,581$70,340$72,098$73,856$75,614
LEO-8$62,324$64,272$66,219$68,167$70,115$72,062$74,010$75,958$77,905$79,853
LEO-9$66,686$68,837$70,989$73,140$75,291$77,443$79,594$81,745$83,897$86,048
LEO-10$73,437$75,806$78,175$80,544$82,914$85,283$87,652$90,021$92,390$94,759

The San Francisco locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Daly City, Dublin, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Monterey, Oakland, Petaluma, Richmond, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Vallejo, Fort Hunter Liggett, and other areas within the region.

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LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA

The LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 32.41% 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$38,094$39,152$40,210$41,268$42,326$43,384$44,442$45,500$46,558$47,616
LEO-4$42,764$43,952$45,140$46,328$47,515$48,703$49,891$51,078$52,266$53,454
LEO-5$49,178$50,508$51,837$53,167$54,496$55,825$57,155$58,484$59,814$61,143
LEO-6$51,854$53,336$54,818$56,299$57,781$59,263$60,744$62,226$63,708$65,189
LEO-7$55,974$57,620$59,265$60,911$62,557$64,203$65,849$67,495$69,141$70,786
LEO-8$58,345$60,168$61,992$63,815$65,638$67,462$69,285$71,108$72,931$74,755
LEO-9$62,429$64,443$66,457$68,471$70,484$72,498$74,512$76,526$78,540$80,554
LEO-10$68,749$70,966$73,184$75,402$77,620$79,838$82,056$84,274$86,492$88,709

The Los Angeles locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Anaheim, Bakersfield, Barstow, Burbank, Corona, Costa Mesa, Downey, El Monte, El Segundo, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Lancaster, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Ridgecrest, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, West Covina, Edwards, and other areas within the region.

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SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA

The SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Diego and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.77% 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$37,335$38,372$39,409$40,445$41,482$42,519$43,556$44,593$45,630$46,667
LEO-4$41,912$43,076$44,240$45,404$46,568$47,732$48,896$50,060$51,224$52,388
LEO-5$48,198$49,501$50,804$52,107$53,409$54,712$56,015$57,318$58,621$59,924
LEO-6$50,821$52,273$53,725$55,177$56,629$58,081$59,533$60,985$62,438$63,890
LEO-7$54,858$56,471$58,084$59,697$61,310$62,923$64,536$66,149$67,762$69,375
LEO-8$57,182$58,969$60,756$62,543$64,330$66,117$67,903$69,690$71,477$73,264
LEO-9$61,184$63,158$65,132$67,105$69,079$71,053$73,027$75,001$76,974$78,948
LEO-10$67,378$69,552$71,725$73,899$76,072$78,246$80,420$82,593$84,767$86,941

The San Diego locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego, and other areas within the region.

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SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV

The SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Sacramento and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.37% 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$36,357$37,366$38,376$39,386$40,395$41,405$42,415$43,425$44,434$45,444
LEO-4$40,814$41,947$43,081$44,214$45,348$46,481$47,615$48,748$49,882$51,016
LEO-5$46,935$48,204$49,473$50,741$52,010$53,279$54,548$55,816$57,085$58,354
LEO-6$49,489$50,903$52,317$53,731$55,145$56,559$57,974$59,388$60,802$62,216
LEO-7$53,420$54,991$56,562$58,133$59,704$61,274$62,845$64,416$65,987$67,557
LEO-8$55,684$57,424$59,164$60,904$62,644$64,384$66,124$67,864$69,605$71,345
LEO-9$59,581$61,503$63,425$65,347$67,269$69,191$71,113$73,036$74,958$76,880
LEO-10$65,613$67,729$69,846$71,963$74,079$76,196$78,313$80,429$82,546$84,663

The Sacramento locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elk Grove, Marysville, Roseville, Sacramento, McClellan, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of California Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in California 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: Clovis, El Centro, Fresno, Lemoore, Modesto, San Joaquin, Visalia, Niland, Bridgeport, Herlong, 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/california