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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.32% 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$38,740$39,816$40,892$41,968$43,044$44,120$45,195$46,271$47,347$48,423
LEO-4$43,489$44,697$45,905$47,113$48,321$49,528$50,736$51,944$53,152$54,360
LEO-5$50,011$51,363$52,715$54,067$55,418$56,770$58,122$59,474$60,826$62,178
LEO-6$52,732$54,239$55,745$57,252$58,758$60,265$61,771$63,278$64,784$66,291
LEO-7$56,925$58,599$60,274$61,948$63,623$65,297$66,972$68,646$70,321$71,995
LEO-8$59,334$61,189$63,043$64,898$66,752$68,606$70,461$72,315$74,170$76,024
LEO-9$63,486$65,533$67,581$69,629$71,677$73,725$75,772$77,820$79,868$81,916
LEO-10$69,913$72,169$74,425$76,680$78,936$81,192$83,448$85,703$87,959$90,215

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.98% 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$36,317$37,325$38,334$39,342$40,351$41,360$42,368$43,377$44,385$45,394
LEO-4$40,768$41,901$43,033$44,165$45,298$46,430$47,562$48,695$49,827$50,959
LEO-5$46,882$48,150$49,417$50,684$51,952$53,219$54,486$55,754$57,021$58,288
LEO-6$49,433$50,846$52,258$53,670$55,082$56,495$57,907$59,319$60,732$62,144
LEO-7$53,364$54,934$56,503$58,073$59,643$61,213$62,782$64,352$65,922$67,492
LEO-8$55,622$57,361$59,099$60,838$62,576$64,315$66,053$67,792$69,530$71,269
LEO-9$59,514$61,434$63,354$65,273$67,193$69,113$71,032$72,952$74,872$76,791
LEO-10$65,540$67,654$69,769$71,883$73,998$76,113$78,227$80,342$82,457$84,571

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.88% 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$34,544$35,504$36,463$37,422$38,382$39,341$40,300$41,260$42,219$43,178
LEO-4$38,779$39,856$40,933$42,010$43,087$44,164$45,241$46,318$47,395$48,472
LEO-5$44,594$45,800$47,005$48,211$49,416$50,621$51,827$53,032$54,238$55,443
LEO-6$47,021$48,364$49,707$51,051$52,394$53,737$55,081$56,424$57,767$59,111
LEO-7$50,759$52,253$53,746$55,239$56,732$58,225$59,718$61,211$62,704$64,198
LEO-8$52,908$54,561$56,215$57,868$59,522$61,176$62,829$64,483$66,137$67,790
LEO-9$56,609$58,435$60,261$62,087$63,913$65,739$67,565$69,391$71,217$73,043
LEO-10$62,341$64,352$66,364$68,375$70,386$72,398$74,409$76,421$78,432$80,444

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.17% 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$34,338$35,291$36,245$37,199$38,152$39,106$40,060$41,013$41,967$42,921
LEO-4$38,547$39,618$40,688$41,759$42,830$43,900$44,971$46,041$47,112$48,183
LEO-5$44,328$45,526$46,724$47,923$49,121$50,319$51,517$52,716$53,914$55,112
LEO-6$46,740$48,075$49,410$50,746$52,081$53,416$54,752$56,087$57,422$58,758
LEO-7$50,456$51,940$53,425$54,909$56,393$57,877$59,362$60,846$62,330$63,814
LEO-8$52,592$54,235$55,879$57,523$59,167$60,810$62,454$64,098$65,742$67,385
LEO-9$56,271$58,086$59,902$61,717$63,532$65,347$67,162$68,977$70,792$72,607
LEO-10$61,968$63,968$65,967$67,967$69,966$71,966$73,965$75,964$77,964$79,963

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

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SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX

The SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Antonio and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.77% 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$33,931$34,873$35,816$36,758$37,700$38,643$39,585$40,527$41,470$42,412
LEO-4$38,090$39,148$40,206$41,264$42,322$43,380$44,438$45,496$46,554$47,612
LEO-5$43,803$44,987$46,171$47,355$48,539$49,723$50,907$52,091$53,275$54,459
LEO-6$46,186$47,506$48,825$50,145$51,464$52,784$54,103$55,423$56,742$58,062
LEO-7$49,858$51,325$52,792$54,258$55,725$57,192$58,658$60,125$61,592$63,058
LEO-8$51,968$53,593$55,217$56,841$58,466$60,090$61,714$63,338$64,963$66,587
LEO-9$55,605$57,398$59,192$60,985$62,779$64,573$66,366$68,160$69,953$71,747
LEO-10$61,234$63,210$65,186$67,161$69,137$71,113$73,089$75,064$77,040$79,016

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

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CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX

The CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.56% 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$33,870$34,811$35,751$36,692$37,633$38,573$39,514$40,454$41,395$42,336
LEO-4$38,022$39,078$40,134$41,190$42,246$43,302$44,358$45,414$46,470$47,526
LEO-5$43,724$44,906$46,088$47,270$48,452$49,634$50,815$51,997$53,179$54,361
LEO-6$46,103$47,420$48,737$50,054$51,371$52,689$54,006$55,323$56,640$57,957
LEO-7$49,769$51,233$52,697$54,161$55,625$57,089$58,553$60,017$61,481$62,945
LEO-8$51,875$53,496$55,118$56,739$58,360$59,982$61,603$63,224$64,846$66,467
LEO-9$55,505$57,295$59,085$60,876$62,666$64,457$66,247$68,037$69,828$71,618
LEO-10$61,124$63,096$65,068$67,041$69,013$70,985$72,957$74,929$76,902$78,874

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

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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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