Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Maryland 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.

Maryland 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: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Indian Head, Fort Meade, Camp Springs, Patuxent River, Bethesda, and other areas within the region.

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 26.04% 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$36,262$37,269$38,276$39,283$40,290$41,297$42,304$43,311$44,318$45,325
LEO-4$40,707$41,838$42,968$44,099$45,229$46,360$47,491$48,621$49,752$50,882
LEO-5$46,813$48,078$49,343$50,609$51,874$53,140$54,405$55,671$56,936$58,201
LEO-6$49,360$50,770$52,181$53,591$55,001$56,412$57,822$59,232$60,643$62,053
LEO-7$53,281$54,848$56,414$57,981$59,548$61,114$62,681$64,248$65,814$67,381
LEO-8$55,538$57,274$59,009$60,745$62,481$64,216$65,952$67,687$69,423$71,158
LEO-9$59,425$61,342$63,259$65,177$67,094$69,011$70,928$72,845$74,762$76,679
LEO-10$65,441$67,552$69,664$71,775$73,886$75,997$78,108$80,219$82,331$84,442

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

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Rest of Maryland Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Maryland 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: 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/maryland