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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in North Carolina 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.

North Carolina 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.

RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC

The RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL, NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Raleigh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.49% 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$35,012$35,984$36,957$37,929$38,901$39,874$40,846$41,818$42,791$43,763
LEO-4$39,304$40,395$41,487$42,579$43,670$44,762$45,854$46,945$48,037$49,129
LEO-5$45,198$46,420$47,642$48,864$50,085$51,307$52,529$53,751$54,972$56,194
LEO-6$47,657$49,019$50,380$51,742$53,104$54,465$55,827$57,188$58,550$59,911
LEO-7$51,447$52,960$54,474$55,987$57,500$59,014$60,527$62,040$63,554$65,067
LEO-8$53,624$55,300$56,976$58,652$60,328$62,004$63,680$65,356$67,032$68,708
LEO-9$57,376$59,227$61,078$62,928$64,779$66,630$68,480$70,331$72,182$74,033
LEO-10$63,185$65,224$67,262$69,301$71,340$73,378$75,417$77,456$79,494$81,533

The Raleigh locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and other areas within the region.

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CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC

The CHARLOTTE-CONCORD, NC-SC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Charlotte and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.44% 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$34,126$35,073$36,021$36,969$37,917$38,864$39,812$40,760$41,708$42,655
LEO-4$38,309$39,373$40,437$41,501$42,565$43,629$44,693$45,757$46,821$47,885
LEO-5$44,054$45,245$46,436$47,627$48,817$50,008$51,199$52,390$53,581$54,772
LEO-6$46,451$47,778$49,105$50,432$51,759$53,086$54,413$55,741$57,068$58,395
LEO-7$50,145$51,620$53,095$54,570$56,045$57,520$58,995$60,470$61,945$63,420
LEO-8$52,267$53,900$55,534$57,167$58,801$60,435$62,068$63,702$65,335$66,969
LEO-9$55,924$57,728$59,532$61,335$63,139$64,943$66,747$68,551$70,355$72,159
LEO-10$61,586$63,573$65,560$67,547$69,534$71,521$73,508$75,495$77,482$79,469

The Charlotte locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Charlotte, 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$33,855$34,796$35,736$36,676$37,616$38,557$39,497$40,437$41,377$42,318
LEO-4$38,006$39,061$40,117$41,172$42,228$43,283$44,339$45,395$46,450$47,506
LEO-5$43,705$44,887$46,068$47,249$48,431$49,612$50,794$51,975$53,157$54,338
LEO-6$46,083$47,400$48,716$50,033$51,349$52,666$53,983$55,299$56,616$57,932
LEO-7$49,747$51,211$52,674$54,138$55,601$57,064$58,528$59,991$61,454$62,918
LEO-8$51,853$53,473$55,094$56,715$58,335$59,956$61,577$63,197$64,818$66,439
LEO-9$55,481$57,270$59,060$60,850$62,639$64,429$66,218$68,008$69,798$71,587
LEO-10$61,098$63,069$65,041$67,012$68,983$70,955$72,926$74,897$76,869$78,840

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

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Rest of North Carolina Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in North Carolina 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: Greensboro, Havelock, High Point, Hoffman, Jacksonville, Southport, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, 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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