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Law Enforcement (LEO) Payscale in Texas 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.

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 34.47% 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$41,575$42,731$43,886$45,041$46,196$47,351$48,506$49,661$50,816$51,971
LEO-4$46,668$47,964$49,260$50,557$51,853$53,149$54,446$55,742$57,038$58,334
LEO-5$53,667$55,118$56,569$58,020$59,471$60,922$62,373$63,823$65,274$66,725
LEO-6$56,585$58,201$59,818$61,434$63,050$64,667$66,283$67,899$69,516$71,132
LEO-7$61,084$62,881$64,677$66,474$68,270$70,067$71,863$73,660$75,456$77,253
LEO-8$63,670$65,660$67,651$69,641$71,631$73,621$75,611$77,601$79,591$81,582
LEO-9$68,125$70,322$72,520$74,717$76,914$79,111$81,309$83,506$85,703$87,900
LEO-10$75,021$77,441$79,862$82,282$84,703$87,123$89,544$91,964$94,384$96,805

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 26.37% 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$39,071$40,157$41,242$42,328$43,413$44,499$45,584$46,670$47,755$48,841
LEO-4$43,857$45,075$46,293$47,511$48,730$49,948$51,166$52,384$53,602$54,821
LEO-5$50,434$51,798$53,161$54,525$55,888$57,252$58,615$59,979$61,343$62,706
LEO-6$53,176$54,695$56,214$57,733$59,252$60,771$62,290$63,809$65,328$66,847
LEO-7$57,405$59,093$60,781$62,470$64,158$65,846$67,535$69,223$70,911$72,600
LEO-8$59,835$61,705$63,575$65,446$67,316$69,186$71,057$72,927$74,797$76,667
LEO-9$64,022$66,086$68,151$70,216$72,281$74,346$76,411$78,476$80,541$82,606
LEO-10$70,502$72,776$75,051$77,326$79,600$81,875$84,150$86,424$88,699$90,974

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 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$37,299$38,336$39,372$40,408$41,445$42,481$43,517$44,554$45,590$46,626
LEO-4$41,868$43,031$44,194$45,357$46,520$47,683$48,846$50,009$51,172$52,335
LEO-5$48,147$49,449$50,751$52,053$53,354$54,656$55,958$57,259$58,561$59,863
LEO-6$50,765$52,215$53,665$55,116$56,566$58,016$59,466$60,916$62,366$63,816
LEO-7$54,802$56,414$58,025$59,637$61,249$62,861$64,472$66,084$67,696$69,308
LEO-8$57,122$58,907$60,693$62,478$64,264$66,049$67,835$69,620$71,406$73,191
LEO-9$61,119$63,090$65,061$67,032$69,004$70,975$72,946$74,917$76,889$78,860
LEO-10$67,305$69,477$71,648$73,820$75,991$78,163$80,334$82,506$84,677$86,849

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 19.4% 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$36,916$37,942$38,967$39,993$41,019$42,044$43,070$44,096$45,121$46,147
LEO-4$41,438$42,589$43,740$44,891$46,042$47,193$48,344$49,495$50,646$51,797
LEO-5$47,653$48,941$50,229$51,518$52,806$54,094$55,382$56,671$57,959$59,247
LEO-6$50,244$51,679$53,114$54,549$55,984$57,419$58,855$60,290$61,725$63,160
LEO-7$54,239$55,834$57,429$59,024$60,619$62,215$63,810$65,405$67,000$68,595
LEO-8$56,535$58,302$60,069$61,836$63,603$65,370$67,137$68,905$70,672$72,439
LEO-9$60,490$62,441$64,392$66,343$68,294$70,245$72,196$74,147$76,098$78,049
LEO-10$66,613$68,762$70,912$73,061$75,210$77,359$79,508$81,658$83,807$85,956

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 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$36,483$37,497$38,510$39,524$40,538$41,551$42,565$43,579$44,592$45,606
LEO-4$40,952$42,089$43,227$44,364$45,502$46,640$47,777$48,915$50,052$51,190
LEO-5$47,094$48,367$49,640$50,913$52,187$53,460$54,733$56,006$57,280$58,553
LEO-6$49,654$51,073$52,491$53,909$55,328$56,746$58,165$59,583$61,001$62,420
LEO-7$53,603$55,179$56,756$58,332$59,909$61,485$63,062$64,638$66,215$67,791
LEO-8$55,872$57,618$59,365$61,111$62,857$64,604$66,350$68,097$69,843$71,589
LEO-9$59,781$61,709$63,637$65,566$67,494$69,422$71,350$73,278$75,206$77,134
LEO-10$65,832$67,956$70,080$72,204$74,328$76,452$78,576$80,700$82,824$84,948

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 17.1% 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$36,205$37,211$38,217$39,223$40,229$41,234$42,240$43,246$44,252$45,258
LEO-4$40,640$41,768$42,897$44,026$45,155$46,284$47,413$48,541$49,670$50,799
LEO-5$46,735$47,998$49,262$50,525$51,789$53,052$54,316$55,579$56,843$58,106
LEO-6$49,276$50,683$52,091$53,498$54,906$56,313$57,721$59,128$60,536$61,944
LEO-7$53,194$54,758$56,323$57,887$59,452$61,016$62,581$64,145$65,709$67,274
LEO-8$55,446$57,179$58,912$60,645$62,378$64,111$65,844$67,577$69,310$71,043
LEO-9$59,325$61,239$63,152$65,065$66,979$68,892$70,806$72,719$74,633$76,546
LEO-10$65,330$67,438$69,546$71,653$73,761$75,869$77,977$80,085$82,192$84,300

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: 16.5%

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 16.5% (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: 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 $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/texas