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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.48% 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$37,915$38,968$40,021$41,074$42,127$43,180$44,233$45,286$46,339$47,392
LEO-4$42,563$43,745$44,927$46,109$47,291$48,473$49,655$50,838$52,020$53,202
LEO-5$48,946$50,269$51,592$52,915$54,238$55,561$56,884$58,207$59,530$60,853
LEO-6$51,609$53,083$54,558$56,032$57,506$58,981$60,455$61,930$63,404$64,879
LEO-7$55,712$57,351$58,990$60,629$62,268$63,906$65,545$67,184$68,823$70,462
LEO-8$58,070$59,885$61,700$63,515$65,330$67,145$68,960$70,775$72,590$74,405
LEO-9$62,133$64,137$66,142$68,146$70,150$72,154$74,158$76,162$78,167$80,171
LEO-10$68,424$70,631$72,839$75,047$77,255$79,462$81,670$83,878$86,085$88,293

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.95% 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$34,855$35,823$36,791$37,759$38,727$39,695$40,663$41,631$42,599$43,567
LEO-4$39,128$40,214$41,301$42,388$43,475$44,561$45,648$46,735$47,822$48,908
LEO-5$44,996$46,212$47,428$48,645$49,861$51,077$52,293$53,510$54,726$55,942
LEO-6$47,444$48,799$50,155$51,510$52,866$54,221$55,576$56,932$58,287$59,643
LEO-7$51,216$52,723$54,229$55,736$57,243$58,749$60,256$61,762$63,269$64,775
LEO-8$53,384$55,052$56,721$58,389$60,058$61,726$63,395$65,063$66,732$68,400
LEO-9$57,119$58,961$60,804$62,646$64,489$66,331$68,174$70,016$71,858$73,701
LEO-10$62,902$64,931$66,961$68,990$71,020$73,050$75,079$77,109$79,138$81,168

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, 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: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 15.95%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Radford, Wallops Island, 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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Source: www.federalpay.org/leo/2021/virginia