Pay rates in the United Kingdom 2018

United Kingdom, oficially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy of 66 millions people, located in northwestern Europe. English is the national language here. And dot is used as decimal separator there (for example one and half = 1.5).

Staff expenditure in British public sector is analysed by the Government (in “Pay Review Bodies”). The annual pay rates are estabilished in the Acts of the Parliament, or in the Orders of the Government, or in the Negotiating Committees, in Pound sterling (£) currency. Every employee belongs to a:

  • scale (table, schedule, chart) according to a profession and (eventually) country (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
  • group, level or band according to a function (position), education experience
  • and in some cases also into a point or supplement according to a service duration

Average annual pay rate in United Kingdom currently is 39,737 £. Look at international comparison.

Summary of the pay rates in the United Kingdom

London, all pay rates in the United Kingdom

In the photo is Westminster Bridge in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom

Members of Parliament

Basic annual pay in the House of Commons is £77,379. Additional salary is £15,509 (for a Committee chair or membership in the Panel of Chairs).

Members of the Government (Ministers)

Entitlement Received
Prime Minister 77,896 75,440
Cabinet Minister 69,844 67,505
Minister of State 33,490 31,680
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 24,048 22,475

Judges

Group Salary
1 252,079
1.1 225,091
2 217,409
3 206,742
4 181,566
5 145,614
6.1 134,841
6.2 126,946
7 108,171

Armed Forces

Range+Ranks Level Level Supplement
1 2 3 4
Range 5 (OR-9):
Warrant Officer I (Royal Navy) OR-9-5 49,354 49,354 49,354 50,685
Warrant Officer I (Royal Marines) OR-9-4 48,854 48,854 48,854 50,234
Warrant Officer I (Army) OR-9-3 48,308 48,308 48,308 49,756
Warrant Officer (Royal Air Force) OR-9-2 47,762 47,762 47,762 49,283
OR-9-1 47,488 47,488 47,488 48,865
OR-9-1 47,488 47,488 47,488 48,865
Range 4 (OR-7 – OR-8):
Warrant Officer II, Chief Petty Officer (RN) OR-7-10 OR-8-5 44,175 45,576 46,556 47,895
Warrant Officer II, Colour Sergeant (RM) OR-7-9 OR-8-4 43,435 44,991 46,279 47,619
Warrant Officer II, Staff Sergeant (Army) OR-7-8 OR-8-3 42,711 44,388 45,985 47,325
Flight Sergeant, Chief Technician (RAF) OR-7-7 OR-8-2 41,880 43,781 45,658 46,974
OR-7-6 OR-8-1 41,002 42,903 45,014 46,482
OR-7-6 OR-8-1 41,002 42,903 45,014 46,482
OR-7-5 40,122 41,799 43,777 45,216
OR-7-4 39,501 41,178 42,915 44,517
OR-7-3 38,907 40,585 42,166 43,768
OR-7-2 38,292 39,969 41,437 43,040
OR-7-1 37,698 39,284 40,708 42,352
OR-7-1 37,698 39,284 40,708 42,352
Range 3 (OR-6): OR-6-5 36,948 38,504 39,854 41,441
Petty Officer (RN) OR-6-4 36,064 37,550 38,859 40,378
Sergeant (RM) OR-6-3 35,188 36,495 37,912 39,354
Sergeant (Army) OR-6-2 34,324 35,535 37,003 38,343
Sergeant (RAF) OR-6-1 33,490 34,618 36,081 37,266
OR-6-1 33,490 34,618 36,081 37,266
Range 2 (OR-4): OR-4-5 31,888 32,960 34,351 35,378
Leading Rate (RN) OR-4-4 31,441 32,513 33,739 34,685
Corporal (RM) OR-4-3 31,017 32,074 33,043 33,873
Corporal (Army) OR-4-2 30,565 31,449 32,316 33,096
Corporal (RAF) OR-4-1 29,769 30,635 31,478 32,259
OR-4-1 29,769 30,635 31,478 32,259
Range 1 (OR-2 – OR-3):
Able Rating (RN) OR-2-9 OR-3-3 27,949 28,721 29,327 29,899
Lance Corporal, Marine (RM) OR-2-8 OR-3-2 26,708 27,408 27,944 28,438
Lance Corporal, Private (Army) OR-2-7 OR-3-1 25,525 26,118 26,628 27,092
unior Technician, Leading Aircraftman, OR-2-6 24,414 24,899 25,409 25,733
Senior Aircraftman, Aircraftman (RAF) OR-2-5 23,334 23,670 24,090 24,402
OR-2-4 22,255 22,503 22,839 23,151
OR-2-3 21,148 21,398 21,657 21,657
OR-2-2 19,831 19,831 19,831 19,831
OR-2-2 19,831 19,831 19,831 19,831
OR-2-1 18,489 18,489 18,489 18,489
NERP 14,931 14,931 14,931 14,931

Policemen

In the table you can find minimum and maximum pay rates for: Police constables, Sergeants, Inspectors, Chief Inspectors (Ch.I.), Superintendents, Chief Superintendents (Ch.S.), Assistant Chief Constables (A.Ch.C). Concrete pay rate depends on skills and experience of the officer.

Position Minimum Maximum
Constables 19,971 38,382
Sergeants 39,693 43,134
Inspectors Standard 49,176 53,340
London 51,330 55,512
Ch.I. Standard 54,432 56,670
London 56,601 58,833
Superintendents 65,478 77,340
Ch.S 81,156 85,614
A.Ch.C. 98,538 111,249

Deputy Chief Constables and Chief Constables are paid individually.

Some police officers get regional allowances: up to £6,735 (London), £3,000 (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey or Thames Valley), £2,000 (Bedfordshire, Hampshire or Sussex) per annum.

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