Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Jersey 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.

New Jersey 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.98% 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$38,546$39,617$40,687$41,758$42,828$43,899$44,969$46,040$47,110$48,181
LEO-4$43,272$44,473$45,675$46,877$48,079$49,281$50,482$51,684$52,886$54,088
LEO-5$49,762$51,107$52,452$53,797$55,142$56,487$57,832$59,178$60,523$61,868
LEO-6$52,469$53,968$55,468$56,967$58,466$59,965$61,465$62,964$64,463$65,962
LEO-7$56,637$58,303$59,968$61,633$63,299$64,964$66,630$68,295$69,960$71,626
LEO-8$59,037$60,882$62,727$64,572$66,417$68,261$70,106$71,951$73,796$75,641
LEO-9$63,169$65,207$67,245$69,282$71,320$73,358$75,396$77,434$79,472$81,509
LEO-10$69,564$71,808$74,052$76,296$78,540$80,785$83,029$85,273$87,517$89,761

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Wharton, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Colts Neck, 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: Cape May, Wildwood, Wrightstown, 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/newjersey