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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Iowa 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.

Iowa 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.

DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.04% 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$34,009$34,954$35,899$36,843$37,788$38,732$39,677$40,621$41,566$42,510
LEO-4$38,178$39,239$40,299$41,360$42,420$43,480$44,541$45,601$46,662$47,722
LEO-5$43,904$45,091$46,278$47,464$48,651$49,838$51,025$52,212$53,398$54,585
LEO-6$46,293$47,615$48,938$50,260$51,583$52,906$54,228$55,551$56,873$58,196
LEO-7$49,974$51,444$52,914$54,384$55,854$57,324$58,794$60,264$61,734$63,204
LEO-8$52,089$53,717$55,345$56,973$58,601$60,229$61,857$63,485$65,113$66,741
LEO-9$55,733$57,531$59,329$61,126$62,924$64,722$66,520$68,317$70,115$71,913
LEO-10$61,376$63,356$65,336$67,317$69,297$71,277$73,258$75,238$77,218$79,199

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

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OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA

The OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-FREMONT, NE-IA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Omaha and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.33% 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$33,803$34,742$35,681$36,620$37,558$38,497$39,436$40,375$41,313$42,252
LEO-4$37,947$39,001$40,055$41,109$42,163$43,217$44,271$45,324$46,378$47,432
LEO-5$43,638$44,817$45,997$47,176$48,356$49,536$50,715$51,895$53,074$54,254
LEO-6$46,012$47,327$48,641$49,956$51,270$52,585$53,899$55,214$56,528$57,843
LEO-7$49,671$51,132$52,593$54,054$55,515$56,976$58,437$59,898$61,359$62,821
LEO-8$51,773$53,391$55,009$56,627$58,245$59,863$61,482$63,100$64,718$66,336
LEO-9$55,395$57,182$58,969$60,756$62,542$64,329$66,116$67,903$69,690$71,477
LEO-10$61,003$62,972$64,940$66,908$68,877$70,845$72,813$74,782$76,750$78,718

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

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Rest of Iowa Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Iowa 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: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, 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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