Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in District of Columbia 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.

District of Columbia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.48% 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$37,539$38,582$39,624$40,667$41,709$42,752$43,794$44,837$45,879$46,922
LEO-4$42,141$43,312$44,482$45,652$46,823$47,993$49,164$50,334$51,504$52,675
LEO-5$48,462$49,772$51,082$52,392$53,702$55,012$56,322$57,632$58,942$60,252
LEO-6$51,099$52,559$54,019$55,479$56,939$58,399$59,859$61,319$62,779$64,239
LEO-7$55,158$56,780$58,402$60,023$61,645$63,267$64,889$66,511$68,133$69,755
LEO-8$57,495$59,291$61,088$62,885$64,682$66,478$68,275$70,072$71,868$73,665
LEO-9$61,519$63,503$65,488$67,473$69,457$71,442$73,426$75,411$77,396$79,380
LEO-10$67,747$69,932$72,118$74,303$76,489$78,674$80,860$83,045$85,231$87,416

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Washington, 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/districtofcolumbia