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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH

The CLEVELAND-AKRON-CANTON, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cleveland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.82% 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$35,108$36,083$37,058$38,033$39,008$39,983$40,958$41,933$42,908$43,883
LEO-4$39,411$40,506$41,601$42,695$43,790$44,885$45,979$47,074$48,169$49,263
LEO-5$45,322$46,547$47,772$48,997$50,222$51,448$52,673$53,898$55,123$56,348
LEO-6$47,788$49,153$50,518$51,884$53,249$54,614$55,980$57,345$58,710$60,075
LEO-7$51,588$53,105$54,623$56,140$57,658$59,175$60,693$62,210$63,728$65,245
LEO-8$53,771$55,452$57,132$58,813$60,493$62,174$63,855$65,535$67,216$68,896
LEO-9$57,533$59,389$61,245$63,101$64,956$66,812$68,668$70,524$72,380$74,235
LEO-10$63,358$65,402$67,447$69,491$71,535$73,579$75,624$77,668$79,712$81,756

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

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CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN

The CINCINNATI-WILMINGTON-MAYSVILLE, OH-KY-IN General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.55% 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$35,029$36,002$36,975$37,948$38,921$39,894$40,866$41,839$42,812$43,785
LEO-4$39,323$40,416$41,508$42,600$43,692$44,784$45,877$46,969$48,061$49,153
LEO-5$45,221$46,443$47,665$48,888$50,110$51,333$52,555$53,777$55,000$56,222
LEO-6$47,681$49,043$50,406$51,768$53,130$54,492$55,854$57,217$58,579$59,941
LEO-7$51,472$52,987$54,501$56,015$57,529$59,043$60,557$62,071$63,585$65,099
LEO-8$53,651$55,328$57,004$58,681$60,358$62,035$63,712$65,389$67,066$68,742
LEO-9$57,405$59,256$61,108$62,960$64,811$66,663$68,515$70,366$72,218$74,070
LEO-10$63,216$65,256$67,296$69,336$71,375$73,415$75,455$77,494$79,534$81,574

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

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COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH

The COLUMBUS-MARION-ZANESVILLE, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Columbus and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.02% 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$34,875$35,844$36,813$37,781$38,750$39,718$40,687$41,655$42,624$43,592
LEO-4$39,151$40,238$41,325$42,413$43,500$44,587$45,675$46,762$47,850$48,937
LEO-5$45,022$46,239$47,456$48,673$49,890$51,107$52,324$53,541$54,758$55,975
LEO-6$47,472$48,828$50,184$51,540$52,896$54,253$55,609$56,965$58,321$59,678
LEO-7$51,246$52,754$54,261$55,768$57,276$58,783$60,291$61,798$63,306$64,813
LEO-8$53,415$55,084$56,754$58,423$60,093$61,762$63,432$65,101$66,771$68,440
LEO-9$57,152$58,996$60,839$62,683$64,526$66,370$68,213$70,057$71,900$73,744
LEO-10$62,938$64,969$67,000$69,031$71,061$73,092$75,123$77,154$79,184$81,215

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.4% 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$34,695$35,659$36,622$37,586$38,549$39,513$40,477$41,440$42,404$43,367
LEO-4$38,948$40,030$41,112$42,194$43,275$44,357$45,439$46,521$47,602$48,684
LEO-5$44,789$46,000$47,211$48,421$49,632$50,843$52,054$53,264$54,475$55,686
LEO-6$47,226$48,576$49,925$51,274$52,623$53,972$55,322$56,671$58,020$59,369
LEO-7$50,981$52,481$53,981$55,480$56,980$58,480$59,979$61,479$62,979$64,478
LEO-8$53,139$54,800$56,461$58,122$59,782$61,443$63,104$64,765$66,426$68,087
LEO-9$56,857$58,691$60,525$62,359$64,193$66,027$67,861$69,695$71,529$73,363
LEO-10$62,613$64,634$66,654$68,674$70,694$72,715$74,735$76,755$78,775$80,796

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

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DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH

The DAYTON-SPRINGFIELD-SIDNEY, OH General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dayton and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.18% 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$34,631$35,593$36,555$37,517$38,478$39,440$40,402$41,364$42,326$43,287
LEO-4$38,877$39,956$41,036$42,116$43,196$44,275$45,355$46,435$47,515$48,594
LEO-5$44,707$45,915$47,124$48,332$49,541$50,749$51,958$53,166$54,375$55,583
LEO-6$47,139$48,486$49,833$51,179$52,526$53,873$55,220$56,566$57,913$59,260
LEO-7$50,887$52,384$53,881$55,378$56,875$58,372$59,869$61,366$62,863$64,360
LEO-8$53,041$54,699$56,357$58,014$59,672$61,330$62,988$64,646$66,303$67,961
LEO-9$56,752$58,583$60,414$62,244$64,075$65,905$67,736$69,567$71,397$73,228
LEO-10$62,498$64,515$66,531$68,548$70,564$72,581$74,597$76,614$78,630$80,647

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

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Rest of Ohio Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Ohio 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: Toledo, 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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