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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Georgia 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.

Georgia 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.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 22.63% 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$36,420$37,432$38,443$39,455$40,467$41,478$42,490$43,502$44,513$45,525
LEO-4$40,882$42,018$43,153$44,289$45,425$46,560$47,696$48,831$49,967$51,102
LEO-5$47,010$48,281$49,551$50,822$52,092$53,362$54,633$55,903$57,174$58,444
LEO-6$49,572$50,988$52,405$53,821$55,237$56,654$58,070$59,487$60,903$62,319
LEO-7$53,510$55,083$56,656$58,230$59,803$61,376$62,950$64,523$66,096$67,670
LEO-8$55,776$57,518$59,261$61,004$62,746$64,489$66,231$67,974$69,716$71,459
LEO-9$59,680$61,606$63,531$65,456$67,382$69,307$71,232$73,157$75,083$77,008
LEO-10$65,721$67,841$69,962$72,082$74,202$76,322$78,443$80,563$82,683$84,804

The Atlanta locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Atlanta, East Point, Forest Park, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Georgia Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Georgia 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: Albany, Columbus, Dahlonega, Hinesville, Macon, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Kings Bay, Fort Benning, 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/georgia