Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

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: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.95% 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$34,510$35,468$36,426$37,385$38,343$39,302$40,260$41,218$42,177$43,135
LEO-4$38,740$39,816$40,892$41,968$43,044$44,120$45,196$46,272$47,348$48,424
LEO-5$44,551$45,755$46,959$48,164$49,368$50,572$51,776$52,981$54,185$55,389
LEO-6$46,975$48,317$49,659$51,002$52,344$53,686$55,028$56,371$57,713$59,055
LEO-7$50,706$52,197$53,688$55,179$56,670$58,161$59,652$61,143$62,634$64,125
LEO-8$52,855$54,506$56,158$57,810$59,462$61,113$62,765$64,417$66,068$67,720
LEO-9$56,554$58,378$60,203$62,027$63,852$65,676$67,501$69,325$71,150$72,974
LEO-10$62,279$64,288$66,298$68,307$70,316$72,325$74,334$76,343$78,353$80,362

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, 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: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Radford, Wallops Island, 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/virginia