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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.98% 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$38,932$40,013$41,094$42,176$43,257$44,338$45,419$46,500$47,582$48,663
LEO-4$43,704$44,918$46,132$47,346$48,560$49,774$50,987$52,201$53,415$54,629
LEO-5$50,259$51,617$52,976$54,334$55,693$57,051$58,410$59,768$61,127$62,486
LEO-6$52,993$54,507$56,021$57,535$59,049$60,563$62,077$63,591$65,105$66,619
LEO-7$57,207$58,890$60,572$62,255$63,938$65,621$67,304$68,986$70,669$72,352
LEO-8$59,628$61,491$63,355$65,219$67,082$68,946$70,810$72,673$74,537$76,401
LEO-9$63,800$65,858$67,916$69,974$72,032$74,090$76,148$78,205$80,263$82,321
LEO-10$70,259$72,526$74,793$77,060$79,327$81,594$83,861$86,128$88,395$90,662

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.2% 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$34,928$35,898$36,868$37,838$38,808$39,778$40,748$41,718$42,688$43,658
LEO-4$39,209$40,298$41,387$42,476$43,565$44,654$45,743$46,832$47,921$49,010
LEO-5$45,089$46,308$47,527$48,746$49,965$51,184$52,402$53,621$54,840$56,059
LEO-6$47,543$48,901$50,259$51,617$52,976$54,334$55,692$57,051$58,409$59,767
LEO-7$51,323$52,833$54,342$55,852$57,362$58,872$60,381$61,891$63,401$64,910
LEO-8$53,495$55,167$56,839$58,511$60,183$61,855$63,527$65,199$66,871$68,543
LEO-9$57,238$59,084$60,931$62,777$64,623$66,469$68,316$70,162$72,008$73,854
LEO-10$63,033$65,067$67,100$69,134$71,168$73,202$75,236$77,269$79,303$81,337

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

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.88% 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$34,254$35,205$36,156$37,107$38,059$39,010$39,961$40,913$41,864$42,815
LEO-4$38,452$39,520$40,588$41,656$42,724$43,792$44,860$45,928$46,996$48,064
LEO-5$44,219$45,414$46,610$47,805$49,000$50,196$51,391$52,586$53,782$54,977
LEO-6$46,625$47,957$49,289$50,621$51,953$53,285$54,617$55,949$57,281$58,613
LEO-7$50,332$51,813$53,294$54,774$56,255$57,735$59,216$60,696$62,177$63,658
LEO-8$52,462$54,102$55,742$57,382$59,021$60,661$62,301$63,940$65,580$67,220
LEO-9$56,133$57,944$59,755$61,565$63,376$65,186$66,997$68,808$70,618$72,429
LEO-10$61,816$63,811$65,805$67,800$69,794$71,789$73,783$75,778$77,773$79,767

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

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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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