Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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: Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other areas within the region.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.48% 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$37,539$38,582$39,624$40,667$41,709$42,752$43,794$44,837$45,879$46,922
LEO-4$42,141$43,312$44,482$45,652$46,823$47,993$49,164$50,334$51,504$52,675
LEO-5$48,462$49,772$51,082$52,392$53,702$55,012$56,322$57,632$58,942$60,252
LEO-6$51,099$52,559$54,019$55,479$56,939$58,399$59,859$61,319$62,779$64,239
LEO-7$55,158$56,780$58,402$60,023$61,645$63,267$64,889$66,511$68,133$69,755
LEO-8$57,495$59,291$61,088$62,885$64,682$66,478$68,275$70,072$71,868$73,665
LEO-9$61,519$63,503$65,488$67,473$69,457$71,442$73,426$75,411$77,396$79,380
LEO-10$67,747$69,932$72,118$74,303$76,489$78,674$80,860$83,045$85,231$87,416

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chambersburg, Fairview, 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: Philadelphia, Horsham, 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: Pittsburgh, and other areas within the region.

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.2% 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$33,718$34,655$35,591$36,528$37,464$38,401$39,337$40,273$41,210$42,146
LEO-4$37,852$38,903$39,955$41,006$42,057$43,109$44,160$45,211$46,262$47,314
LEO-5$43,529$44,706$45,883$47,059$48,236$49,413$50,589$51,766$52,943$54,119
LEO-6$45,898$47,209$48,521$49,832$51,144$52,455$53,767$55,078$56,390$57,701
LEO-7$49,544$51,001$52,458$53,914$55,371$56,828$58,285$59,742$61,198$62,655
LEO-8$51,643$53,257$54,871$56,485$58,098$59,712$61,326$62,940$64,554$66,168
LEO-9$55,257$57,040$58,823$60,605$62,388$64,171$65,953$67,736$69,518$71,301
LEO-10$60,851$62,815$64,778$66,741$68,704$70,667$72,630$74,593$76,556$78,519

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

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Rest of Pennsylvania Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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: 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/pennsylvania