Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Minnesota 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.

Minnesota 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.

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI

The MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.66% 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$35,865$36,861$37,857$38,853$39,849$40,845$41,841$42,837$43,833$44,829
LEO-4$40,261$41,380$42,498$43,616$44,734$45,852$46,971$48,089$49,207$50,325
LEO-5$46,300$47,552$48,803$50,055$51,306$52,558$53,809$55,061$56,313$57,564
LEO-6$48,819$50,214$51,609$53,004$54,399$55,794$57,189$58,584$59,979$61,374
LEO-7$52,698$54,247$55,797$57,346$58,896$60,445$61,995$63,544$65,094$66,643
LEO-8$54,930$56,647$58,363$60,080$61,796$63,513$65,230$66,946$68,663$70,379
LEO-9$58,775$60,671$62,567$64,463$66,359$68,255$70,151$72,047$73,943$75,839
LEO-10$64,725$66,813$68,901$70,989$73,077$75,165$77,253$79,341$81,429$83,517

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

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Rest of Minnesota Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Minnesota 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: Rochester, 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/minnesota