Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Georgia 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.

Georgia 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: Atlanta, East Point, Forest Park, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Georgia Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Georgia 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: Albany, Columbus, Dahlonega, Hinesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Kings Bay, Fort Benning, 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/georgia