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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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 York 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: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.2% 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$34,582$35,542$36,502$37,463$38,423$39,384$40,344$41,304$42,265$43,225
LEO-4$38,821$39,899$40,977$42,056$43,134$44,212$45,290$46,368$47,447$48,525
LEO-5$44,643$45,850$47,057$48,264$49,471$50,678$51,884$53,091$54,298$55,505
LEO-6$47,073$48,418$49,763$51,108$52,453$53,798$55,143$56,488$57,833$59,178
LEO-7$50,812$52,306$53,800$55,294$56,788$58,283$59,777$61,271$62,765$64,259
LEO-8$52,965$54,620$56,275$57,930$59,586$61,241$62,896$64,551$66,206$67,861
LEO-9$56,672$58,500$60,328$62,157$63,985$65,813$67,641$69,470$71,298$73,126
LEO-10$62,409$64,422$66,436$68,449$70,462$72,476$74,489$76,502$78,516$80,529

The Buffalo locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Buffalo, 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: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in New York 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, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork