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Council pay scales

Details of the Council's pay scales for all levels of staff.

(All pay scales shown include London weighting)

Waltham Forest pay policy statements

Please note that the following Pay Policies are published in line with our statutory obligations in March of each year. For current and most up to date salaries scales, please refer to the pay scales mentioned below.

Council’s gender pay gap statement:

Council's gender pay gap strategy:

Council's ethnicity pay gap strategy:

People strategy 2021 to 2025:

Officer pay scales for scales 1 to 6

Pay scales effective from 1 April 2021.

Salary scale

Spinal point

Annual salary

Scale 1

1

£21,228

 

2

£21,399

 

3

£21,783

Scale 2

3

£21,783

 

4

£22,179

Scale 3

5

£22,575

 

6

£22,983

Scale 4

7

£23,400

 

8

£23,817

 

9

£24,243

 

10

£24,684

 

11

£25,128

Scale 5

12

£25,578

 

13

£26,040

 

14

£26,508

 

15

£26,985

 

16

£27,471

Scale 6

18

£28,470

 

19

£28,983

 

20

£29,502

 

21

£30,036

London Living wage supplement in no longer applicable as all employees will earn over £19,802.77 per annum.

Pay scales for senior and principal officers

Pay scales effective from 1 April 2021.

Salary scale

Spinal point

Annual salary

SO1

23

£31,122

 

24

£31,590

 

25

£32,112

SO2

26

£32,988

 

27

£33,909

 

28

£34,809

PO1

27

£33,909

 

28

£34,809

 

29

£35,496

 

30

£36,378

PO2

29

£35,496

 

30

£36,378

 

31

£37,353

 

32

£38,385

PO3

32

£38,385

 

33

£39,564

 

34

£40,566

 

35

£41,586

PO4

35

£41,586

 

36

£42,585

 

37

£43,605

 

38

£44,628

PO5

38

£44,628

 

39

£45,576

 

40

£46,638

 

41

£47,661

PO6

40

£46,638

 

41

£47,661

 

42

£48,681

 

43

£49,674

PO7

43

£49,674

 

44

£50,700

 

45

£51,717

 

46

£52,746

PO8

45

£51,717

 

46

£52,746

 

47

£53,793

 

48

£54,873

PO9

49

£55,980

 

50

£57,084

 

51

£58,173

 

52

£59,262

PO10

53

£60,366

 

54

£61,455

 

55

£62,547

 

56

£63,651

PO11

57

£64,749

 

58

£65,838

 

59

£66,936

 

60

£68,343

PO12

61

£69,768

 

62

£71,229

 

63

£72,726

 

64

£74,247

 

65

£75,738

Pay scales for chief officers

Pay scales effective from 1 April 2022.

Salary Scale

Spinal Point

Salary (per annum)

Chief Executive (CE4)

4

£199,234

 

3

£204,768

 

2

£210,302

 

1

£215,837

Deputy Chief Executive (DCE)

 

£175,000

Strategic Director 1

5

£162,590

 

4

£159,044

 

3

£156,437

 

2

£153,829

 

1

£151,223

Strategic Director 2

5

£150,179

 

4

£147,364

 

3

£144,235

 

2

£141,106

 

1

£137,664

Corporate Director 1

4

£127,235

 

3

£125,150

 

2

£123,064

 

1

£120,978

Corporate Director 2

5

£120,647

 

4

£117,880

 

3

£115,112

 

2

£112,345

 

1

£111,770

Corporate Director 3

5

£110,641

 

4

£107,819

 

3

£104,996

 

2

£102,174

 

1

£99,351

Assistant Director (AD)

5

£95,964

 

4

£93,142

 

3

£90,319

 

2

£87,497

 

1

£84,674

Education employees pay scales

Education employees payscales 01.09.21 (PDF)

Local government payscales and terms and conditions

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

All pay scales include London weighting.