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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Washington 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.

Washington 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.

SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA

The SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Seattle and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.28% 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$38,098$39,156$40,214$41,273$42,331$43,389$44,448$45,506$46,564$47,623
LEO-4$42,766$43,954$45,142$46,330$47,517$48,705$49,893$51,081$52,269$53,457
LEO-5$49,176$50,505$51,834$53,163$54,492$55,821$57,150$58,479$59,808$61,137
LEO-6$51,856$53,338$54,819$56,301$57,782$59,264$60,746$62,227$63,709$65,191
LEO-7$55,975$57,621$59,267$60,912$62,558$64,204$65,850$67,496$69,142$70,787
LEO-8$58,346$60,168$61,991$63,814$65,637$67,460$69,283$71,106$72,928$74,751
LEO-9$62,430$64,444$66,458$68,472$70,486$72,500$74,514$76,528$78,542$80,556
LEO-10$68,749$70,967$73,185$75,403$77,621$79,839$82,057$84,275$86,493$88,711

The Seattle locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Tacoma, and other areas within the region.

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PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA

The PORTLAND-VANCOUVER-SALEM, OR-WA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Portland and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 24.34% 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$36,928$37,954$38,979$40,005$41,031$42,057$43,083$44,108$45,134$46,160
LEO-4$41,452$42,604$43,755$44,907$46,058$47,209$48,361$49,512$50,664$51,815
LEO-5$47,666$48,954$50,242$51,530$52,818$54,107$55,395$56,683$57,971$59,259
LEO-6$50,263$51,699$53,135$54,572$56,008$57,444$58,880$60,316$61,752$63,188
LEO-7$54,256$55,851$57,446$59,042$60,637$62,232$63,827$65,423$67,018$68,613
LEO-8$56,554$58,320$60,087$61,854$63,621$65,388$67,155$68,922$70,689$72,455
LEO-9$60,513$62,465$64,417$66,369$68,321$70,273$72,225$74,178$76,130$78,082
LEO-10$66,638$68,787$70,937$73,087$75,237$77,387$79,537$81,686$83,836$85,986

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

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Rest of Washington Locality Adjustment: 16.2%

Any federal employees in Washington 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: Spokane, Yakima, 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/washington