Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.02% 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$36,544$37,559$38,573$39,588$40,603$41,618$42,633$43,648$44,663$45,678
LEO-4$41,024$42,163$43,302$44,442$45,581$46,720$47,860$48,999$50,139$51,278
LEO-5$47,176$48,452$49,727$51,002$52,278$53,553$54,828$56,103$57,379$58,654
LEO-6$49,744$51,165$52,586$54,008$55,429$56,850$58,272$59,693$61,114$62,536
LEO-7$53,695$55,274$56,853$58,432$60,011$61,589$63,168$64,747$66,326$67,905
LEO-8$55,970$57,719$59,468$61,217$62,966$64,715$66,464$68,214$69,963$71,712
LEO-9$59,887$61,819$63,751$65,683$67,615$69,547$71,479$73,411$75,343$77,275
LEO-10$65,950$68,078$70,205$72,333$74,460$76,588$78,716$80,843$82,971$85,098

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 23.74% 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$35,600$36,589$37,577$38,566$39,555$40,543$41,532$42,521$43,509$44,498
LEO-4$39,964$41,074$42,184$43,294$44,404$45,514$46,624$47,734$48,844$49,954
LEO-5$45,958$47,201$48,443$49,685$50,928$52,170$53,412$54,655$55,897$57,139
LEO-6$48,459$49,844$51,228$52,613$53,998$55,382$56,767$58,152$59,536$60,921
LEO-7$52,309$53,847$55,385$56,923$58,461$59,999$61,537$63,075$64,613$66,151
LEO-8$54,525$56,229$57,933$59,636$61,340$63,044$64,748$66,452$68,156$69,860
LEO-9$58,341$60,223$62,105$63,987$65,869$67,751$69,633$71,516$73,398$75,280
LEO-10$64,247$66,320$68,392$70,465$72,538$74,610$76,683$78,756$80,828$82,901

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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/washington