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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.2% 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$38,668$39,742$40,816$41,891$42,965$44,039$45,113$46,187$47,261$48,335
LEO-4$43,406$44,612$45,817$47,023$48,229$49,434$50,640$51,846$53,051$54,257
LEO-5$49,912$51,261$52,610$53,959$55,308$56,657$58,005$59,354$60,703$62,052
LEO-6$52,632$54,136$55,640$57,143$58,647$60,151$61,655$63,159$64,663$66,166
LEO-7$56,813$58,483$60,154$61,824$63,495$65,165$66,836$68,506$70,176$71,847
LEO-8$59,219$61,069$62,919$64,769$66,619$68,470$70,320$72,170$74,020$75,870
LEO-9$63,364$65,409$67,453$69,497$71,541$73,585$75,629$77,673$79,718$81,762
LEO-10$69,778$72,029$74,280$76,532$78,783$81,034$83,285$85,536$87,787$90,039

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

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 30.09% 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$38,635$39,709$40,782$41,855$42,928$44,002$45,075$46,148$47,221$48,295
LEO-4$43,369$44,574$45,779$46,983$48,188$49,393$50,597$51,802$53,006$54,211
LEO-5$49,870$51,218$52,565$53,913$55,261$56,609$57,956$59,304$60,652$62,000
LEO-6$52,588$54,090$55,593$57,095$58,598$60,100$61,603$63,105$64,608$66,110
LEO-7$56,765$58,434$60,103$61,772$63,441$65,110$66,779$68,448$70,117$71,786
LEO-8$59,169$61,017$62,866$64,715$66,563$68,412$70,260$72,109$73,957$75,806
LEO-9$63,311$65,353$67,396$69,438$71,481$73,523$75,565$77,608$79,650$81,693
LEO-10$69,719$71,968$74,218$76,467$78,716$80,965$83,215$85,464$87,713$89,962

The Boston locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other areas within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.68% 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$35,247$36,226$37,205$38,184$39,163$40,142$41,121$42,101$43,080$44,059
LEO-4$39,566$40,665$41,763$42,862$43,961$45,060$46,159$47,258$48,357$49,456
LEO-5$45,496$46,726$47,955$49,185$50,414$51,644$52,873$54,103$55,332$56,562
LEO-6$47,975$49,346$50,717$52,087$53,458$54,829$56,200$57,570$58,941$60,312
LEO-7$51,786$53,309$54,831$56,354$57,877$59,399$60,922$62,445$63,967$65,490
LEO-8$53,979$55,666$57,352$59,039$60,725$62,411$64,098$65,784$67,471$69,157
LEO-9$57,758$59,621$61,485$63,348$65,211$67,074$68,938$70,801$72,664$74,527
LEO-10$63,604$65,656$67,708$69,760$71,812$73,864$75,916$77,968$80,020$82,072

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

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Rest of Massachusetts Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Massachusetts 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: 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/massachusetts