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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois 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.

Illinois 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.59% 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$36,995$38,023$39,050$40,078$41,105$42,133$43,160$44,187$45,215$46,242
LEO-4$41,531$42,684$43,838$44,991$46,145$47,298$48,451$49,605$50,758$51,912
LEO-5$47,760$49,051$50,342$51,633$52,924$54,215$55,506$56,797$58,088$59,379
LEO-6$50,358$51,797$53,236$54,675$56,114$57,553$58,992$60,431$61,870$63,309
LEO-7$54,359$55,957$57,556$59,154$60,752$62,351$63,949$65,547$67,146$68,744
LEO-8$56,662$58,433$60,203$61,974$63,745$65,515$67,286$69,057$70,827$72,598
LEO-9$60,628$62,583$64,539$66,495$68,451$70,407$72,363$74,319$76,274$78,230
LEO-10$66,765$68,919$71,073$73,227$75,381$77,535$79,689$81,842$83,996$86,150

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.65% 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$33,848$34,788$35,728$36,668$37,608$38,548$39,488$40,428$41,368$42,308
LEO-4$37,997$39,053$40,108$41,163$42,219$43,274$44,329$45,385$46,440$47,495
LEO-5$43,696$44,878$46,059$47,240$48,421$49,602$50,784$51,965$53,146$54,327
LEO-6$46,074$47,391$48,707$50,024$51,340$52,657$53,973$55,290$56,606$57,923
LEO-7$49,734$51,197$52,659$54,121$55,584$57,046$58,509$59,971$61,433$62,896
LEO-8$51,841$53,461$55,081$56,701$58,321$59,941$61,562$63,182$64,802$66,422
LEO-9$55,470$57,259$59,049$60,838$62,627$64,417$66,206$67,996$69,785$71,575
LEO-10$61,085$63,056$65,026$66,997$68,968$70,938$72,909$74,880$76,850$78,821

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.04% 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$33,672$34,608$35,543$36,478$37,413$38,348$39,283$40,218$41,154$42,089
LEO-4$37,800$38,850$39,900$40,950$42,000$43,050$44,100$45,149$46,199$47,249
LEO-5$43,470$44,645$45,820$46,995$48,170$49,345$50,520$51,695$52,870$54,046
LEO-6$45,835$47,145$48,455$49,764$51,074$52,384$53,693$55,003$56,313$57,622
LEO-7$49,476$50,931$52,386$53,841$55,296$56,750$58,205$59,660$61,115$62,570
LEO-8$51,573$53,184$54,796$56,407$58,019$59,631$61,242$62,854$64,466$66,077
LEO-9$55,182$56,962$58,742$60,523$62,303$64,083$65,863$67,643$69,423$71,204
LEO-10$60,768$62,729$64,689$66,650$68,610$70,570$72,531$74,491$76,452$78,412

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, 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/illinois