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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.49% 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$34,665$35,628$36,590$37,553$38,516$39,479$40,441$41,404$42,367$43,329
LEO-4$38,915$39,995$41,076$42,157$43,238$44,319$45,399$46,480$47,561$48,642
LEO-5$44,751$45,961$47,171$48,380$49,590$50,800$52,010$53,219$54,429$55,639
LEO-6$47,186$48,535$49,883$51,231$52,579$53,928$55,276$56,624$57,973$59,321
LEO-7$50,935$52,432$53,930$55,428$56,926$58,423$59,921$61,419$62,916$64,414
LEO-8$53,093$54,752$56,411$58,070$59,729$61,388$63,048$64,707$66,366$68,025
LEO-9$56,809$58,641$60,474$62,307$64,139$65,972$67,805$69,637$71,470$73,303
LEO-10$62,560$64,578$66,596$68,614$70,632$72,651$74,669$76,687$78,705$80,723

The Raleigh locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other areas within the region.

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.44% 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$33,787$34,726$35,664$36,603$37,541$38,479$39,418$40,356$41,294$42,233
LEO-4$37,930$38,983$40,036$41,090$42,143$43,197$44,250$45,304$46,357$47,411
LEO-5$43,618$44,797$45,977$47,156$48,335$49,514$50,693$51,872$53,051$54,230
LEO-6$45,992$47,306$48,620$49,934$51,248$52,563$53,877$55,191$56,505$57,819
LEO-7$49,645$51,105$52,565$54,025$55,485$56,944$58,404$59,864$61,324$62,783
LEO-8$51,749$53,366$54,983$56,600$58,217$59,835$61,452$63,069$64,686$66,303
LEO-9$55,371$57,157$58,943$60,729$62,516$64,302$66,088$67,874$69,661$71,447
LEO-10$60,976$62,943$64,910$66,877$68,845$70,812$72,779$74,746$76,713$78,680

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

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VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC

The VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.51% 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$33,520$34,451$35,382$36,313$37,244$38,175$39,105$40,036$40,967$41,898
LEO-4$37,629$38,674$39,719$40,765$41,810$42,855$43,900$44,945$45,990$47,035
LEO-5$43,273$44,443$45,612$46,782$47,952$49,122$50,292$51,461$52,631$53,801
LEO-6$45,628$46,931$48,235$49,539$50,843$52,146$53,450$54,754$56,058$57,361
LEO-7$49,252$50,700$52,149$53,597$55,045$56,493$57,942$59,390$60,838$62,286
LEO-8$51,339$52,943$54,548$56,152$57,756$59,361$60,965$62,569$64,174$65,778
LEO-9$54,932$56,704$58,476$60,248$62,021$63,793$65,565$67,337$69,109$70,881
LEO-10$60,493$62,445$64,396$66,348$68,299$70,251$72,202$74,154$76,105$78,057

The Virginia Beach locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elizabeth City, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of North Carolina Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in North Carolina 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: Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, 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/northcarolina