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Council pay scales

Last updated 8 April 2014

Officer pay scales for scales 1-6

Salary scale Spinal point 1 April 2013
Scale 1 4 £14,844
  5 £14,961
  6 £15,090
  7 £15,369
  8 £15,771
  9 £16,164
  10 £16,452
  11 £16,647
Scale 2 11 £16,647
  12 £16,962
  13 £17,367
Scale 3 14 £17,658
  15 £17,985
  16 £18,378
  17 £18,768
Scale 4 18 £19,104
  19 £19,758
  20 £20,406
  21 £21,087
Scale 5 22 £21,588
  23 £22,170
  24 £22,833
  25 £23,511
Scale 6 26 £24,210
  27 £24,957
  28 £25,710

Pay scales for senior and principal officers

Salary scale Spinal point 1 April 2013
SO1 29 £26,664
  30 £27,498
  31 £28,311
SO2 32 £29,088
  33 £29,898
  34 £30,693
PO1 33 £29,898
  34 £30,693
  35 £31,296
  36 £32,079
PO2 35 £31,296
  36 £32,079
  37 £32,934
  38 £33,846
PO3 38 £33,846
  39 £34,887
  40 £35,772
  41 £36,669
PO4 41 £36,669
  42 £37,551
  43 £38,451
  44 £39,351
PO5 44 £39,351
  45 £40,188
  46 £41,124
  47 £42,027
PO6 46 £41,124
  47 £42,027
  48 £42,924
  49 £43,803
PO7 49 £43,803
  50 £44,706
  51 £45,606
  52 £46,512
PO8 51 £45,606
  52 £46,512
  53 £47,433
  54 £48,387
PO9 55 £49,365
  56 £50,334
  57 £51,297
  58 £52,257
PO10 59 £53,232
  60 £54,192
  61 £55,155
  62 £56,127
PO11 63 £57,093
  64 £58,053
  65 £59,025
  66 £60,264
PO12 67 £61,524
  68 £62,808
  69 £64,134
  70 £65,475

Pay scales for chief officers

Salary scale

Spinal point

1 April 2013 *

Chief Executive 1 £180,000
Executive Director (ED) 5 £142,000
  4 £139,500
  3 £137,000
  2 £134,500
  1 £132,000
Finance Director (FD) 3 £130,000
  2 £127,500
  1 £125,000
Corporate Director (CD) 5 £109,000
  4 £106,500
  3 £104,000
  2 £101,500
  1 £99,000
Divisional Director (DD) 5 £98,000
  4 £95,500
  3 £93,000
  2 £90,500
  1 £88,000
Assistant Director (AD) 5 £85,000
  4 £82,500
  3 £80,000
  2 £77,500
  1 £75,000

* There was no pay award for staff on Chief Officer terms and conditions

Local government payscales and terms and conditions

The payscales and terms of employment for local government workers are set by the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services.

All pay scales include London weighting.

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