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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

Texas 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.

HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX

The HOUSTON-THE WOODLANDS, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Houston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 33.96% 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$39,785$40,890$41,995$43,100$44,205$45,311$46,416$47,521$48,626$49,731
LEO-4$44,660$45,900$47,141$48,381$49,621$50,862$52,102$53,343$54,583$55,824
LEO-5$51,354$52,741$54,129$55,517$56,905$58,293$59,681$61,068$62,456$63,844
LEO-6$54,152$55,699$57,246$58,794$60,341$61,888$63,435$64,983$66,530$68,077
LEO-7$58,453$60,172$61,891$63,610$65,328$67,047$68,766$70,484$72,203$73,922
LEO-8$60,929$62,833$64,736$66,640$68,543$70,447$72,350$74,254$76,158$78,061
LEO-9$65,194$67,297$69,401$71,504$73,607$75,710$77,813$79,917$82,020$84,123
LEO-10$71,793$74,109$76,426$78,742$81,058$83,374$85,690$88,006$90,323$92,639

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

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK

The DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX-OK General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Dallas and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 25.68% 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$37,326$38,363$39,399$40,436$41,473$42,510$43,547$44,584$45,621$46,657
LEO-4$41,899$43,063$44,227$45,391$46,554$47,718$48,882$50,046$51,210$52,373
LEO-5$48,179$49,481$50,784$52,086$53,388$54,690$55,992$57,294$58,596$59,898
LEO-6$50,805$52,256$53,708$55,160$56,611$58,063$59,515$60,966$62,418$63,869
LEO-7$54,840$56,453$58,065$59,678$61,290$62,903$64,515$66,128$67,740$69,353
LEO-8$57,163$58,949$60,735$62,521$64,307$66,093$67,879$69,664$71,450$73,236
LEO-9$61,165$63,138$65,111$67,084$69,057$71,031$73,004$74,977$76,950$78,923
LEO-10$67,356$69,529$71,702$73,875$76,048$78,221$80,394$82,567$84,740$86,913

The Dallas locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Arlington, Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and other areas within the region.

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LAREDO, TX

The LAREDO, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Laredo and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.85% 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$35,594$36,583$37,572$38,561$39,549$40,538$41,527$42,516$43,504$44,493
LEO-4$39,956$41,065$42,175$43,285$44,395$45,505$46,614$47,724$48,834$49,944
LEO-5$45,944$47,186$48,428$49,669$50,911$52,153$53,394$54,636$55,878$57,119
LEO-6$48,448$49,832$51,217$52,601$53,985$55,370$56,754$58,138$59,522$60,907
LEO-7$52,297$53,834$55,372$56,910$58,447$59,985$61,523$63,060$64,598$66,136
LEO-8$54,511$56,214$57,918$59,621$61,324$63,027$64,730$66,433$68,136$69,839
LEO-9$58,327$60,209$62,091$63,972$65,854$67,736$69,617$71,499$73,381$75,262
LEO-10$64,231$66,303$68,376$70,448$72,520$74,592$76,664$78,737$80,809$82,881

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

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AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX

The AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Austin and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.8% 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$35,282$36,263$37,243$38,223$39,203$40,183$41,163$42,143$43,123$44,103
LEO-4$39,606$40,706$41,806$42,906$44,006$45,106$46,206$47,306$48,406$49,506
LEO-5$45,542$46,773$48,004$49,234$50,465$51,696$52,927$54,157$55,388$56,619
LEO-6$48,024$49,396$50,768$52,140$53,512$54,884$56,257$57,629$59,001$60,373
LEO-7$51,838$53,363$54,887$56,411$57,935$59,459$60,984$62,508$64,032$65,556
LEO-8$54,034$55,722$57,410$59,098$60,786$62,475$64,163$65,851$67,539$69,227
LEO-9$57,816$59,682$61,547$63,412$65,277$67,142$69,007$70,873$72,738$74,603
LEO-10$63,668$65,723$67,777$69,831$71,885$73,939$75,993$78,047$80,101$82,155

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

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SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX

The SAN ANTONIO-NEW BRAUNFELS-PEARSALL, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in San Antonio and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.39% 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$34,864$35,832$36,801$37,769$38,738$39,706$40,674$41,643$42,611$43,580
LEO-4$39,135$40,223$41,310$42,397$43,484$44,571$45,658$46,745$47,832$48,919
LEO-5$45,001$46,218$47,434$48,650$49,866$51,082$52,298$53,515$54,731$55,947
LEO-6$47,454$48,810$50,165$51,521$52,877$54,233$55,589$56,945$58,301$59,656
LEO-7$51,223$52,729$54,235$55,741$57,248$58,754$60,260$61,766$63,272$64,778
LEO-8$53,392$55,061$56,729$58,397$60,065$61,733$63,401$65,069$66,737$68,406
LEO-9$57,130$58,973$60,816$62,659$64,502$66,345$68,188$70,031$71,874$73,717
LEO-10$62,913$64,942$66,972$69,002$71,032$73,061$75,091$77,121$79,150$81,180

The San Antonio locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: San Antonio, Universal City, and other areas within the region.

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CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX

The CORPUS CHRISTI-KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.82% 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$34,694$35,658$36,622$37,586$38,549$39,513$40,477$41,441$42,404$43,368
LEO-4$38,945$40,027$41,109$42,191$43,272$44,354$45,436$46,518$47,599$48,681
LEO-5$44,783$45,993$47,203$48,414$49,624$50,834$52,044$53,255$54,465$55,675
LEO-6$47,223$48,573$49,922$51,271$52,620$53,970$55,319$56,668$58,017$59,367
LEO-7$50,974$52,473$53,972$55,471$56,970$58,468$59,967$61,466$62,965$64,464
LEO-8$53,133$54,793$56,453$58,113$59,773$61,433$63,093$64,753$66,413$68,073
LEO-9$56,853$58,687$60,521$62,355$64,189$66,023$67,857$69,691$71,525$73,359
LEO-10$62,607$64,627$66,647$68,667$70,687$72,706$74,726$76,746$78,766$80,786

The Corpus Christi locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Kingsville, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Texas Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Texas 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: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, College Station, Del Rio, El Paso, Killeen, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Wichita Falls, 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/texas