Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New Mexico 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 Mexico 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.

ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM

The ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE-LAS VEGAS, NM General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.68% 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$33,569$34,501$35,433$36,366$37,298$38,230$39,162$40,095$41,027$41,959
LEO-4$37,684$38,731$39,777$40,824$41,871$42,917$43,964$45,010$46,057$47,104
LEO-5$43,336$44,508$45,679$46,851$48,022$49,193$50,365$51,536$52,708$53,879
LEO-6$45,694$47,000$48,306$49,611$50,917$52,222$53,528$54,834$56,139$57,445
LEO-7$49,324$50,774$52,225$53,675$55,125$56,576$58,026$59,476$60,927$62,377
LEO-8$51,414$53,021$54,627$56,234$57,841$59,447$61,054$62,661$64,267$65,874
LEO-9$55,012$56,787$58,562$60,336$62,111$63,886$65,661$67,435$69,210$70,985
LEO-10$60,581$62,536$64,490$66,445$68,399$70,353$72,308$74,262$76,217$78,171

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

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Rest of New Mexico Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in New Mexico 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: Alamogordo, Clovis, Las Cruces, 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/newmexico