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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Illinois 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.

Illinois 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.

CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI

The CHICAGO-NAPERVILLE, IL-IN-WI General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Chicago and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 29.18% 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$38,365$39,431$40,497$41,562$42,628$43,694$44,760$45,825$46,891$47,957
LEO-4$43,066$44,262$45,458$46,655$47,851$49,047$50,243$51,439$52,636$53,832
LEO-5$49,521$50,859$52,198$53,536$54,874$56,213$57,551$58,889$60,228$61,566
LEO-6$52,220$53,712$55,204$56,696$58,188$59,680$61,172$62,664$64,156$65,648
LEO-7$56,368$58,025$59,682$61,340$62,997$64,655$66,312$67,969$69,627$71,284
LEO-8$58,755$60,591$62,426$64,262$66,098$67,933$69,769$71,604$73,440$75,276
LEO-9$62,868$64,896$66,924$68,952$70,981$73,009$75,037$77,065$79,093$81,121
LEO-10$69,231$71,465$73,698$75,932$78,166$80,399$82,633$84,866$87,100$89,333

The Chicago locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Aurora, Chicago, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Great Lakes, and other areas within the region.

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ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL

The ST. LOUIS-ST. CHARLES-FARMINGTON, MO-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Saint Louis and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.35% 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$35,149$36,125$37,102$38,078$39,054$40,031$41,007$41,983$42,960$43,936
LEO-4$39,456$40,551$41,647$42,743$43,839$44,935$46,031$47,127$48,223$49,319
LEO-5$45,369$46,596$47,822$49,048$50,274$51,500$52,726$53,952$55,178$56,404
LEO-6$47,842$49,209$50,576$51,943$53,310$54,677$56,043$57,410$58,777$60,144
LEO-7$51,642$53,160$54,679$56,197$57,716$59,234$60,753$62,271$63,789$65,308
LEO-8$53,829$55,511$57,193$58,874$60,556$62,238$63,920$65,601$67,283$68,965
LEO-9$57,597$59,455$61,314$63,172$65,030$66,888$68,746$70,604$72,462$74,320
LEO-10$63,427$65,474$67,520$69,566$71,612$73,659$75,705$77,751$79,797$81,844

The Saint Louis locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Belleville, Granite City, and other areas within the region.

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DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL

The DAVENPORT-MOLINE, IA-IL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Davenport and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.58% 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$34,920$35,890$36,860$37,830$38,800$39,770$40,740$41,710$42,680$43,650
LEO-4$39,199$40,288$41,376$42,465$43,554$44,643$45,732$46,820$47,909$48,998
LEO-5$45,074$46,292$47,511$48,729$49,947$51,165$52,383$53,601$54,819$56,037
LEO-6$47,531$48,889$50,247$51,605$52,963$54,321$55,679$57,037$58,395$59,753
LEO-7$51,306$52,815$54,323$55,832$57,340$58,849$60,357$61,866$63,374$64,883
LEO-8$53,479$55,150$56,821$58,491$60,162$61,833$63,504$65,175$66,845$68,516
LEO-9$57,223$59,069$60,915$62,761$64,607$66,453$68,299$70,145$71,991$73,837
LEO-10$63,015$65,048$67,081$69,114$71,146$73,179$75,212$77,245$79,278$81,311

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

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Rest of Illinois Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Illinois 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: Peoria, Rockford, Springfield, 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/illinois