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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in New York 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.

New York 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.

NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA

The NEW YORK-NEWARK, NY-NJ-CT-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in New York City and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 35.06% 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$40,111$41,226$42,340$43,454$44,568$45,683$46,797$47,911$49,025$50,140
LEO-4$45,026$46,277$47,528$48,778$50,029$51,280$52,530$53,781$55,032$56,282
LEO-5$51,775$53,174$54,574$55,973$57,372$58,771$60,171$61,570$62,969$64,368
LEO-6$54,597$56,157$57,717$59,276$60,836$62,396$63,956$65,516$67,076$68,636
LEO-7$58,933$60,666$62,399$64,132$65,865$67,598$69,330$71,063$72,796$74,529
LEO-8$61,429$63,349$65,268$67,187$69,106$71,025$72,945$74,864$76,783$78,702
LEO-9$65,730$67,850$69,971$72,091$74,211$76,332$78,452$80,573$82,693$84,814
LEO-10$72,383$74,718$77,053$79,388$81,723$84,059$86,394$88,729$91,064$93,399

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: New York, Yonkers, Fort Hamilton, West Point, and other areas within the region.

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BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

The BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA, NY General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Buffalo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.78% 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$35,870$36,867$37,863$38,860$39,856$40,853$41,849$42,845$43,842$44,838
LEO-4$40,266$41,384$42,502$43,621$44,739$45,858$46,976$48,095$49,213$50,331
LEO-5$46,301$47,552$48,804$50,055$51,306$52,557$53,809$55,060$56,311$57,563
LEO-6$48,824$50,219$51,614$53,009$54,404$55,799$57,194$58,589$59,984$61,379
LEO-7$52,702$54,252$55,802$57,351$58,901$60,450$62,000$63,550$65,099$66,649
LEO-8$54,934$56,651$58,367$60,083$61,800$63,516$65,232$66,948$68,665$70,381
LEO-9$58,780$60,676$62,572$64,469$66,365$68,261$70,157$72,054$73,950$75,846
LEO-10$64,730$66,818$68,906$70,994$73,083$75,171$77,259$79,348$81,436$83,524

The Buffalo locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Buffalo, 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: Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of New York Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in New York 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: Rochester, Syracuse, Fort Drum, 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/newyork