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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Pennsylvania for 2023

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.

Pennsylvania 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 36.16% 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$42,098$43,268$44,437$45,607$46,776$47,946$49,116$50,285$51,455$52,624
LEO-4$47,254$48,567$49,879$51,192$52,505$53,817$55,130$56,442$57,755$59,068
LEO-5$54,341$55,811$57,280$58,749$60,218$61,687$63,156$64,626$66,095$67,564
LEO-6$57,296$58,933$60,569$62,206$63,843$65,479$67,116$68,753$70,389$72,026
LEO-7$61,852$63,671$65,490$67,309$69,128$70,948$72,767$74,586$76,405$78,224
LEO-8$64,470$66,486$68,501$70,516$72,531$74,546$76,561$78,577$80,592$82,607
LEO-9$68,981$71,206$73,431$75,656$77,881$80,106$82,331$84,555$86,780$89,005
LEO-10$75,964$78,415$80,865$83,316$85,767$88,218$90,669$93,120$95,571$98,022

The New York City locality pay rates also apply to federal workers in the following major cities: Allentown, Tobyhanna, and other areas within the region.

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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 32.49% 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$40,963$42,101$43,239$44,378$45,516$46,654$47,792$48,930$50,068$51,206
LEO-4$45,981$47,258$48,535$49,812$51,089$52,367$53,644$54,921$56,198$57,475
LEO-5$52,877$54,306$55,736$57,165$58,595$60,025$61,454$62,884$64,313$65,743
LEO-6$55,752$57,344$58,937$60,529$62,122$63,714$65,307$66,900$68,492$70,085
LEO-7$60,185$61,955$63,725$65,495$67,265$69,035$70,805$72,575$74,345$76,116
LEO-8$62,733$64,694$66,654$68,615$70,576$72,537$74,498$76,459$78,420$80,380
LEO-9$67,122$69,287$71,452$73,617$75,782$77,947$80,111$82,276$84,441$86,606
LEO-10$73,916$76,301$78,686$81,071$83,455$85,840$88,225$90,610$92,995$95,380

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

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PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD

The PHILADELPHIA-READING-CAMDEN, PA-NJ-DE-MD General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 27.84% 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$39,526$40,624$41,722$42,820$43,918$45,016$46,114$47,213$48,311$49,409
LEO-4$44,367$45,599$46,832$48,064$49,296$50,529$51,761$52,994$54,226$55,458
LEO-5$51,021$52,400$53,780$55,159$56,539$57,918$59,297$60,677$62,056$63,435
LEO-6$53,795$55,332$56,868$58,405$59,942$61,478$63,015$64,552$66,088$67,625
LEO-7$58,073$59,781$61,488$63,196$64,904$66,612$68,320$70,028$71,736$73,444
LEO-8$60,531$62,423$64,315$66,207$68,099$69,991$71,883$73,775$75,667$77,559
LEO-9$64,766$66,855$68,944$71,033$73,122$75,211$77,300$79,389$81,478$83,566
LEO-10$71,322$73,623$75,924$78,225$80,526$82,828$85,129$87,430$89,731$92,032

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

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PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV

The PITTSBURGH-NEW CASTLE-WEIRTON, PA-OH-WV General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 20.37% 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$37,216$38,250$39,284$40,318$41,352$42,386$43,420$44,454$45,488$46,522
LEO-4$41,774$42,935$44,095$45,256$46,416$47,576$48,737$49,897$51,057$52,218
LEO-5$48,040$49,338$50,637$51,936$53,235$54,534$55,832$57,131$58,430$59,729
LEO-6$50,652$52,099$53,545$54,992$56,439$57,886$59,333$60,780$62,226$63,673
LEO-7$54,679$56,287$57,896$59,504$61,112$62,720$64,328$65,936$67,544$69,153
LEO-8$56,994$58,775$60,557$62,338$64,120$65,901$67,683$69,464$71,246$73,027
LEO-9$60,982$62,949$64,916$66,882$68,849$70,816$72,783$74,750$76,717$78,683
LEO-10$67,154$69,321$71,488$73,654$75,821$77,988$80,154$82,321$84,488$86,654

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

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HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA

The HARRISBURG-LEBANON, PA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Harrisburg and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 18.59% 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$36,666$37,684$38,703$39,722$40,740$41,759$42,778$43,796$44,815$45,834
LEO-4$41,157$42,300$43,443$44,586$45,729$46,873$48,016$49,159$50,302$51,446
LEO-5$47,329$48,609$49,888$51,168$52,448$53,727$55,007$56,286$57,566$58,846
LEO-6$49,903$51,328$52,754$54,179$55,604$57,030$58,455$59,881$61,306$62,732
LEO-7$53,871$55,455$57,039$58,624$60,208$61,793$63,377$64,961$66,546$68,130
LEO-8$56,151$57,906$59,661$61,417$63,172$64,927$66,682$68,437$70,192$71,947
LEO-9$60,080$62,018$63,956$65,893$67,831$69,769$71,707$73,644$75,582$77,520
LEO-10$66,161$68,296$70,431$72,565$74,700$76,834$78,969$81,104$83,238$85,373

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

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Rest of Pennsylvania Locality Adjustment: 16.5%

Any federal employees in Pennsylvania 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 16.5% (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$36,019$37,020$38,021$39,022$40,022$41,023$42,024$43,025$44,025$45,026
LEO-4$40,431$41,554$42,677$43,801$44,924$46,047$47,170$48,293$49,416$50,539
LEO-5$46,495$47,752$49,009$50,266$51,523$52,780$54,037$55,294$56,551$57,808
LEO-6$49,023$50,424$51,824$53,224$54,625$56,025$57,425$58,826$60,226$61,626
LEO-7$52,921$54,478$56,034$57,591$59,147$60,703$62,260$63,816$65,373$66,929
LEO-8$55,162$56,886$58,610$60,334$62,058$63,783$65,507$67,231$68,955$70,679
LEO-9$59,021$60,925$62,828$64,732$66,636$68,539$70,443$72,347$74,250$76,154
LEO-10$64,995$67,092$69,189$71,286$73,383$75,480$77,577$79,674$81,771$83,868

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 $183,500 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/2023/pennsylvania