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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in California for 2022

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.

California 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.

SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA

The SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Francisco and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 42.74% 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$42,392$43,570$44,748$45,925$47,103$48,280$49,458$50,636$51,813$52,991
LEO-4$47,587$48,908$50,230$51,552$52,874$54,196$55,517$56,839$58,161$59,483
LEO-5$54,719$56,198$57,677$59,156$60,635$62,113$63,592$65,071$66,550$68,028
LEO-6$57,701$59,350$60,999$62,647$64,296$65,944$67,593$69,242$70,890$72,539
LEO-7$62,285$64,116$65,947$67,779$69,610$71,441$73,273$75,104$76,935$78,767
LEO-8$64,922$66,951$68,979$71,007$73,036$75,064$77,092$79,121$81,149$83,177
LEO-9$69,467$71,708$73,949$76,190$78,431$80,672$82,913$85,154$87,395$89,636
LEO-10$76,499$78,967$81,435$83,903$86,371$88,839$91,306$93,774$96,242$98,710

The San Francisco locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Daly City, Dublin, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Monterey, Oakland, Petaluma, Richmond, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Vallejo, Fort Hunter Liggett, and other areas within the region.

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LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA

The LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.61% 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$39,681$40,783$41,885$42,988$44,090$45,192$46,295$47,397$48,499$49,601
LEO-4$44,543$45,780$47,017$48,255$49,492$50,729$51,966$53,204$54,441$55,678
LEO-5$51,219$52,604$53,988$55,372$56,756$58,140$59,525$60,909$62,293$63,677
LEO-6$54,011$55,554$57,097$58,640$60,183$61,726$63,270$64,813$66,356$67,899
LEO-7$58,301$60,015$61,729$63,443$65,158$66,872$68,586$70,300$72,014$73,729
LEO-8$60,770$62,668$64,567$66,466$68,364$70,263$72,161$74,060$75,959$77,857
LEO-9$65,024$67,122$69,219$71,317$73,415$75,512$77,610$79,708$81,805$83,903
LEO-10$71,606$73,916$76,226$78,536$80,846$83,156$85,466$87,776$90,087$92,397

The Los Angeles locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Anaheim, Bakersfield, Barstow, Burbank, Corona, Costa Mesa, Downey, El Centro, El Monte, El Segundo, Fontana, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Lancaster, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norwalk, Ontario, Orange, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Ridgecrest, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Luis Obispo, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, West Covina, Niland, Edwards, and other areas within the region.

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SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA

The SAN DIEGO-CARLSBAD, CA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Diego and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.87% 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$38,867$39,947$41,026$42,106$43,186$44,265$45,345$46,425$47,505$48,584
LEO-4$43,629$44,841$46,053$47,265$48,477$49,689$50,901$52,112$53,324$54,536
LEO-5$50,169$51,525$52,881$54,236$55,592$56,948$58,304$59,660$61,016$62,371
LEO-6$52,903$54,414$55,926$57,438$58,949$60,461$61,972$63,484$64,995$66,507
LEO-7$57,105$58,784$60,463$62,142$63,821$65,500$67,179$68,859$70,538$72,217
LEO-8$59,524$61,383$63,243$65,103$66,962$68,822$70,682$72,541$74,401$76,261
LEO-9$63,691$65,745$67,800$69,854$71,909$73,964$76,018$78,073$80,128$82,182
LEO-10$70,137$72,400$74,663$76,925$79,188$81,451$83,714$85,976$88,239$90,502

The San Diego locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego, and other areas within the region.

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SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV

The SACRAMENTO-ROSEVILLE, CA-NV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Sacramento and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.3% 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$37,807$38,857$39,907$40,958$42,008$43,058$44,108$45,158$46,209$47,259
LEO-4$42,439$43,618$44,797$45,976$47,154$48,333$49,512$50,691$51,870$53,048
LEO-5$48,800$50,119$51,438$52,757$54,076$55,395$56,713$58,032$59,351$60,670
LEO-6$51,460$52,930$54,400$55,871$57,341$58,811$60,282$61,752$63,222$64,693
LEO-7$55,547$57,181$58,814$60,447$62,080$63,714$65,347$66,980$68,613$70,247
LEO-8$57,900$59,709$61,518$63,327$65,136$66,945$68,753$70,562$72,371$74,180
LEO-9$61,953$63,952$65,950$67,949$69,948$71,946$73,945$75,943$77,942$79,941
LEO-10$68,224$70,425$72,626$74,827$77,028$79,229$81,430$83,631$85,832$88,033

The Sacramento locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Elk Grove, Marysville, Roseville, Sacramento, McClellan, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of California Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in California 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 16.2% (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$34,510$35,469$36,428$37,386$38,345$39,303$40,262$41,221$42,179$43,138
LEO-4$38,739$39,815$40,891$41,967$43,043$44,119$45,195$46,271$47,347$48,423
LEO-5$44,545$45,749$46,953$48,157$49,361$50,564$51,768$52,972$54,176$55,380
LEO-6$46,973$48,315$49,657$50,999$52,341$53,683$55,025$56,367$57,710$59,052
LEO-7$50,704$52,195$53,686$55,176$56,667$58,158$59,649$61,140$62,631$64,121
LEO-8$52,851$54,502$56,154$57,805$59,456$61,107$62,758$64,410$66,061$67,712
LEO-9$56,551$58,375$60,200$62,024$63,848$65,673$67,497$69,321$71,146$72,970
LEO-10$62,275$64,284$66,293$68,302$70,311$72,321$74,330$76,339$78,348$80,357

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Clovis, Fresno, Lemoore, Modesto, San Joaquin, Visalia, Bridgeport, Herlong, and other areas within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers, pay under the GS scale may be capped at $176,300 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/2022/california