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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Colorado for 2021

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.

Colorado 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.

DENVER-AURORA, CO

The DENVER-AURORA, CO General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Denver and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.13% 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$36,941$37,967$38,993$40,019$41,045$42,071$43,097$44,123$45,149$46,175
LEO-4$41,470$42,622$43,773$44,925$46,077$47,229$48,381$49,532$50,684$51,836
LEO-5$47,689$48,978$50,267$51,556$52,845$54,134$55,424$56,713$58,002$59,291
LEO-6$50,284$51,720$53,157$54,593$56,030$57,467$58,903$60,340$61,776$63,213
LEO-7$54,282$55,879$57,475$59,072$60,669$62,266$63,862$65,459$67,056$68,653
LEO-8$56,579$58,348$60,116$61,884$63,653$65,421$67,189$68,958$70,726$72,495
LEO-9$60,538$62,491$64,443$66,396$68,349$70,302$72,254$74,207$76,160$78,112
LEO-10$66,667$68,818$70,969$73,120$75,271$77,422$79,573$81,724$83,875$86,026

The Denver locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Denver, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Westminster, and other areas within the region.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

The COLORADO SPRINGS, CO General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.78% 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$34,225$35,175$36,125$37,076$38,026$38,977$39,927$40,878$41,828$42,779
LEO-4$38,420$39,487$40,554$41,621$42,688$43,755$44,822$45,889$46,957$48,024
LEO-5$44,182$45,376$46,570$47,765$48,959$50,153$51,347$52,542$53,736$54,930
LEO-6$46,586$47,916$49,247$50,578$51,909$53,240$54,571$55,902$57,233$58,564
LEO-7$50,290$51,769$53,248$54,728$56,207$57,686$59,166$60,645$62,124$63,604
LEO-8$52,418$54,056$55,695$57,333$58,971$60,610$62,248$63,886$65,525$67,163
LEO-9$56,086$57,895$59,704$61,513$63,322$65,131$66,940$68,749$70,558$72,368
LEO-10$61,764$63,757$65,750$67,742$69,735$71,728$73,721$75,714$77,707$79,699

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

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Rest of Colorado Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Colorado 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$33,693$34,628$35,564$36,500$37,436$38,371$39,307$40,243$41,178$42,114
LEO-4$37,823$38,873$39,924$40,974$42,025$43,075$44,126$45,176$46,227$47,277
LEO-5$43,495$44,671$45,847$47,022$48,198$49,374$50,550$51,725$52,901$54,077
LEO-6$45,862$47,172$48,482$49,792$51,103$52,413$53,723$55,033$56,344$57,654
LEO-7$49,508$50,965$52,421$53,877$55,334$56,790$58,246$59,703$61,159$62,615
LEO-8$51,604$53,216$54,829$56,442$58,055$59,668$61,281$62,894$64,506$66,119
LEO-9$55,214$56,995$58,776$60,557$62,338$64,119$65,900$67,681$69,462$71,243
LEO-10$60,804$62,766$64,728$66,690$68,652$70,614$72,575$74,537$76,499$78,461

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 $172,500 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/2021/colorado