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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.32% 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$38,356$39,421$40,487$41,552$42,617$43,682$44,748$45,813$46,878$47,943
LEO-4$43,058$44,254$45,450$46,646$47,842$49,038$50,234$51,430$52,625$53,821
LEO-5$49,516$50,855$52,193$53,532$54,871$56,209$57,548$58,886$60,225$61,563
LEO-6$52,211$53,703$55,194$56,686$58,178$59,670$61,162$62,654$64,146$65,637
LEO-7$56,358$58,016$59,673$61,330$62,987$64,644$66,301$67,959$69,616$71,273
LEO-8$58,746$60,582$62,418$64,254$66,089$67,925$69,761$71,597$73,433$75,268
LEO-9$62,858$64,886$66,913$68,941$70,969$72,997$75,024$77,052$79,080$81,108
LEO-10$69,221$71,454$73,687$75,920$78,154$80,387$82,620$84,853$87,086$89,319

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.98% 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$35,957$36,955$37,954$38,953$39,951$40,950$41,948$42,947$43,945$44,944
LEO-4$40,365$41,486$42,607$43,728$44,849$45,970$47,091$48,212$49,333$50,454
LEO-5$46,419$47,674$48,928$50,183$51,438$52,693$53,948$55,202$56,457$57,712
LEO-6$48,945$50,343$51,742$53,140$54,539$55,937$57,336$58,734$60,133$61,531
LEO-7$52,833$54,386$55,940$57,493$59,047$60,600$62,154$63,707$65,261$66,814
LEO-8$55,071$56,792$58,513$60,234$61,955$63,676$65,397$67,118$68,839$70,560
LEO-9$58,926$60,827$62,727$64,628$66,529$68,430$70,331$72,232$74,133$76,034
LEO-10$64,891$66,984$69,078$71,171$73,265$75,358$77,451$79,545$81,638$83,732

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.88% 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$34,202$35,152$36,101$37,051$38,001$38,951$39,901$40,851$41,801$42,750
LEO-4$38,395$39,461$40,527$41,594$42,660$43,726$44,793$45,859$46,926$47,992
LEO-5$44,153$45,347$46,540$47,734$48,927$50,121$51,315$52,508$53,702$54,895
LEO-6$46,556$47,886$49,216$50,547$51,877$53,207$54,537$55,868$57,198$58,528
LEO-7$50,254$51,732$53,209$54,687$56,165$57,643$59,120$60,598$62,076$63,553
LEO-8$52,383$54,020$55,657$57,294$58,931$60,568$62,205$63,842$65,479$67,116
LEO-9$56,050$57,858$59,666$61,474$63,282$65,090$66,899$68,707$70,515$72,323
LEO-10$61,724$63,715$65,706$67,697$69,689$71,680$73,671$75,662$77,654$79,645

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.17% 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$33,998$34,942$35,886$36,830$37,774$38,718$39,663$40,607$41,551$42,495
LEO-4$38,165$39,225$40,285$41,345$42,405$43,465$44,525$45,585$46,645$47,705
LEO-5$43,890$45,076$46,262$47,449$48,635$49,822$51,008$52,195$53,381$54,567
LEO-6$46,278$47,600$48,922$50,245$51,567$52,889$54,212$55,534$56,856$58,179
LEO-7$49,954$51,423$52,892$54,361$55,829$57,298$58,767$60,236$61,705$63,174
LEO-8$52,070$53,698$55,325$56,952$58,579$60,206$61,834$63,461$65,088$66,715
LEO-9$55,715$57,512$59,310$61,107$62,904$64,702$66,499$68,296$70,094$71,891
LEO-10$61,355$63,334$65,314$67,293$69,272$71,252$73,231$75,210$77,190$79,169

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

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SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX

The SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Antonio and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.77% 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$33,595$34,528$35,461$36,394$37,327$38,260$39,193$40,126$41,059$41,992
LEO-4$37,713$38,761$39,808$40,855$41,903$42,950$43,998$45,045$46,093$47,140
LEO-5$43,370$44,542$45,714$46,887$48,059$49,231$50,404$51,576$52,749$53,921
LEO-6$45,729$47,036$48,343$49,649$50,956$52,263$53,569$54,876$56,183$57,489
LEO-7$49,362$50,814$52,265$53,717$55,168$56,619$58,071$59,522$60,974$62,425
LEO-8$51,454$53,061$54,669$56,277$57,885$59,493$61,101$62,709$64,317$65,925
LEO-9$55,055$56,831$58,607$60,383$62,159$63,935$65,711$67,487$69,263$71,039
LEO-10$60,628$62,584$64,540$66,496$68,452$70,408$72,364$74,319$76,275$78,231

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

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CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX

The CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.56% 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$33,534$34,466$35,397$36,328$37,260$38,191$39,122$40,054$40,985$41,916
LEO-4$37,645$38,691$39,736$40,782$41,828$42,873$43,919$44,964$46,010$47,055
LEO-5$43,292$44,462$45,632$46,802$47,973$49,143$50,313$51,483$52,654$53,824
LEO-6$45,647$46,952$48,256$49,560$50,864$52,169$53,473$54,777$56,082$57,386
LEO-7$49,273$50,722$52,171$53,620$55,069$56,518$57,966$59,415$60,864$62,313
LEO-8$51,361$52,966$54,571$56,176$57,781$59,386$60,991$62,596$64,201$65,806
LEO-9$54,956$56,729$58,501$60,274$62,047$63,820$65,593$67,366$69,139$70,912
LEO-10$60,519$62,471$64,424$66,376$68,329$70,281$72,233$74,186$76,138$78,091

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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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