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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA

The WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-ARLINGTON, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Washington DC and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 31.53% 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$39,063$40,148$41,233$42,318$43,404$44,489$45,574$46,659$47,744$48,829
LEO-4$43,849$45,067$46,285$47,503$48,721$49,939$51,157$52,375$53,593$54,811
LEO-5$50,422$51,785$53,147$54,510$55,873$57,235$58,598$59,961$61,323$62,686
LEO-6$53,170$54,689$56,208$57,727$59,246$60,766$62,285$63,804$65,323$66,842
LEO-7$57,393$59,081$60,768$62,456$64,143$65,831$67,518$69,206$70,893$72,581
LEO-8$59,824$61,693$63,562$65,431$67,300$69,169$71,038$72,907$74,776$76,645
LEO-9$64,012$66,077$68,142$70,207$72,272$74,337$76,402$78,467$80,532$82,597
LEO-10$70,491$72,765$75,039$77,313$79,587$81,862$84,136$86,410$88,684$90,958

The Washington DC locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Alexandria, Quantico, Warrenton, Fort Belvoir, Arlington, Dahlgren, and other areas within the region.

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RICHMOND, VA

The RICHMOND, VA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Richmond and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.64% 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$35,829$36,824$37,819$38,815$39,810$40,805$41,801$42,796$43,791$44,786
LEO-4$40,219$41,336$42,453$43,570$44,687$45,805$46,922$48,039$49,156$50,273
LEO-5$46,247$47,497$48,747$49,997$51,247$52,496$53,746$54,996$56,246$57,496
LEO-6$48,768$50,161$51,554$52,948$54,341$55,734$57,128$58,521$59,915$61,308
LEO-7$52,641$54,189$55,737$57,285$58,833$60,380$61,928$63,476$65,024$66,572
LEO-8$54,871$56,585$58,299$60,014$61,728$63,442$65,156$66,871$68,585$70,299
LEO-9$58,712$60,606$62,500$64,394$66,288$68,182$70,076$71,970$73,864$75,758
LEO-10$64,655$66,740$68,826$70,912$72,998$75,084$77,170$79,256$81,342$83,427

The Richmond locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bowling Green, Richmond, Fort Lee, and other areas within the region.

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VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC

The VIRGINIA BEACH-NORFOLK, VA-NC General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.18% 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$34,801$35,768$36,735$37,701$38,668$39,635$40,602$41,568$42,535$43,502
LEO-4$39,065$40,151$41,236$42,321$43,406$44,491$45,576$46,661$47,746$48,831
LEO-5$44,921$46,135$47,349$48,563$49,777$50,991$52,205$53,419$54,633$55,847
LEO-6$47,369$48,722$50,076$51,429$52,783$54,136$55,489$56,843$58,196$59,550
LEO-7$51,131$52,635$54,138$55,642$57,145$58,649$60,152$61,655$63,159$64,662
LEO-8$53,297$54,962$56,627$58,292$59,957$61,623$63,288$64,953$66,618$68,283
LEO-9$57,028$58,868$60,707$62,547$64,387$66,227$68,066$69,906$71,746$73,586
LEO-10$62,800$64,826$66,852$68,878$70,904$72,930$74,957$76,983$79,009$81,035

The Virginia Beach locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and other areas within the region.

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Rest of Virginia Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Virginia 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: Blackstone, Radford, Wallops Island, 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/virginia