Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.49% 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$37,254$38,289$39,324$40,358$41,393$42,427$43,462$44,497$45,531$46,566
LEO-4$41,821$42,983$44,144$45,306$46,467$47,629$48,791$49,952$51,114$52,275
LEO-5$48,094$49,394$50,694$51,994$53,294$54,594$55,894$57,194$58,495$59,795
LEO-6$50,711$52,160$53,609$55,058$56,507$57,956$59,405$60,854$62,303$63,752
LEO-7$54,739$56,349$57,958$59,568$61,178$62,787$64,397$66,006$67,616$69,225
LEO-8$57,058$58,842$60,625$62,408$64,191$65,974$67,757$69,540$71,323$73,106
LEO-9$61,052$63,021$64,991$66,961$68,930$70,900$72,869$74,839$76,808$78,778
LEO-10$67,233$69,401$71,570$73,739$75,908$78,077$80,246$82,415$84,584$86,753

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.11% 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$37,145$38,177$39,208$40,240$41,271$42,303$43,334$44,366$45,398$46,429
LEO-4$41,699$42,857$44,015$45,173$46,331$47,489$48,647$49,805$50,964$52,122
LEO-5$47,953$49,249$50,545$51,842$53,138$54,434$55,730$57,027$58,323$59,619
LEO-6$50,562$52,007$53,452$54,896$56,341$57,786$59,231$60,675$62,120$63,565
LEO-7$54,579$56,184$57,788$59,393$60,998$62,603$64,208$65,813$67,417$69,022
LEO-8$56,891$58,669$60,447$62,225$64,002$65,780$67,558$69,336$71,114$72,892
LEO-9$60,873$62,837$64,800$66,764$68,728$70,692$72,655$74,619$76,583$78,547
LEO-10$67,035$69,198$71,360$73,523$75,686$77,848$80,011$82,173$84,336$86,499

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.88% 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$33,914$34,856$35,798$36,740$37,682$38,623$39,565$40,507$41,449$42,391
LEO-4$38,072$39,129$40,186$41,244$42,301$43,359$44,416$45,473$46,531$47,588
LEO-5$43,782$44,965$46,149$47,332$48,516$49,699$50,883$52,066$53,250$54,433
LEO-6$46,164$47,483$48,802$50,121$51,440$52,760$54,079$55,398$56,717$58,036
LEO-7$49,831$51,297$52,762$54,227$55,692$57,158$58,623$60,088$61,553$63,019
LEO-8$51,943$53,566$55,189$56,812$58,435$60,059$61,682$63,305$64,928$66,552
LEO-9$55,578$57,371$59,164$60,957$62,750$64,543$66,336$68,129$69,922$71,715
LEO-10$61,204$63,179$65,153$67,128$69,102$71,077$73,051$75,026$77,000$78,975

The Albany 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 Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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/massachusetts