Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.82% 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$34,760$35,725$36,691$37,656$38,621$39,587$40,552$41,517$42,483$43,448
LEO-4$39,021$40,105$41,189$42,273$43,356$44,440$45,524$46,608$47,691$48,775
LEO-5$44,874$46,087$47,300$48,513$49,726$50,939$52,152$53,365$54,578$55,791
LEO-6$47,316$48,668$50,019$51,371$52,723$54,075$55,427$56,779$58,131$59,483
LEO-7$51,074$52,576$54,078$55,580$57,081$58,583$60,085$61,587$63,089$64,590
LEO-8$53,238$54,902$56,566$58,229$59,893$61,557$63,220$64,884$66,548$68,211
LEO-9$56,964$58,802$60,640$62,477$64,315$66,153$67,990$69,828$71,666$73,503
LEO-10$62,731$64,755$66,778$68,802$70,826$72,850$74,873$76,897$78,921$80,945

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.55% 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$34,682$35,645$36,609$37,572$38,535$39,498$40,461$41,425$42,388$43,351
LEO-4$38,934$40,015$41,097$42,178$43,259$44,341$45,422$46,503$47,585$48,666
LEO-5$44,773$45,984$47,194$48,404$49,615$50,825$52,035$53,246$54,456$55,666
LEO-6$47,210$48,559$49,908$51,257$52,606$53,955$55,304$56,652$58,001$59,350
LEO-7$50,960$52,459$53,957$55,455$56,954$58,452$59,951$61,449$62,948$64,446
LEO-8$53,119$54,779$56,439$58,099$59,759$61,419$63,079$64,739$66,399$68,059
LEO-9$56,837$58,670$60,504$62,338$64,171$66,005$67,838$69,672$71,505$73,339
LEO-10$62,591$64,610$66,629$68,648$70,668$72,687$74,706$76,725$78,744$80,764

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.02% 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$34,530$35,489$36,448$37,407$38,366$39,325$40,284$41,242$42,201$43,160
LEO-4$38,763$39,839$40,916$41,993$43,069$44,146$45,222$46,299$47,375$48,452
LEO-5$44,577$45,782$46,987$48,192$49,397$50,602$51,807$53,012$54,217$55,422
LEO-6$47,002$48,345$49,688$51,031$52,374$53,717$55,060$56,403$57,746$59,089
LEO-7$50,736$52,228$53,720$55,212$56,703$58,195$59,687$61,179$62,671$64,163
LEO-8$52,886$54,538$56,191$57,844$59,496$61,149$62,802$64,454$66,107$67,760
LEO-9$56,587$58,413$60,238$62,064$63,889$65,715$67,540$69,366$71,191$73,017
LEO-10$62,316$64,326$66,336$68,347$70,357$72,367$74,378$76,388$78,398$80,409

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.4% 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$34,351$35,305$36,259$37,213$38,167$39,121$40,075$41,029$41,983$42,937
LEO-4$38,563$39,634$40,705$41,776$42,847$43,918$44,989$46,060$47,131$48,202
LEO-5$44,346$45,545$46,744$47,943$49,141$50,340$51,539$52,738$53,937$55,135
LEO-6$46,759$48,096$49,432$50,768$52,104$53,440$54,776$56,112$57,448$58,784
LEO-7$50,474$51,958$53,442$54,926$56,411$57,895$59,379$60,863$62,347$63,831
LEO-8$52,612$54,257$55,901$57,545$59,189$60,833$62,477$64,121$65,766$67,410
LEO-9$56,295$58,111$59,927$61,743$63,559$65,375$67,191$69,007$70,823$72,639
LEO-10$61,994$63,994$65,994$67,994$69,993$71,993$73,993$75,993$77,993$79,993

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.18% 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$34,288$35,240$36,193$37,145$38,097$39,049$40,002$40,954$41,906$42,858
LEO-4$38,492$39,561$40,630$41,699$42,768$43,837$44,906$45,975$47,044$48,113
LEO-5$44,265$45,461$46,658$47,854$49,051$50,247$51,444$52,641$53,837$55,034
LEO-6$46,673$48,007$49,341$50,674$52,008$53,341$54,675$56,009$57,342$58,676
LEO-7$50,381$51,862$53,344$54,825$56,307$57,788$59,269$60,751$62,232$63,714
LEO-8$52,515$54,157$55,798$57,439$59,080$60,721$62,362$64,003$65,644$67,285
LEO-9$56,191$58,004$59,816$61,629$63,442$65,255$67,067$68,880$70,693$72,506
LEO-10$61,879$63,876$65,872$67,868$69,865$71,861$73,857$75,853$77,850$79,846

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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/ohio