Police Wages and Pension

Here you will find information on the wages and pension schemes that are available within the UK Police Service.

Wages & Pension

The arrangementsmade under the Police Pension Scheme 1987 (PPS), offer a range of benefits that will provide financial security both in the time up to retirement and beyond.

Police officers automatically join the Police Pension Scheme, unless they choose to opt out of this scheme and make alternative arrangements. The contribution rate is 11% of the pensionable pay.

If you were a member of a previous pension scheme you can transfer your pension contributions to the Police pensions scheme. However most other pension schemes pass less in % contributions than the Police scheme. This may mean that your existing pension scheme years may not equate to the same number of years in relation to the Police pension scheme.

Constables' Pay

Pay point With effect from
1st September 2007
With effect from
1st September 2008
With effect from
1st September 2009
With effect from
1st September 2010
On commencing Service 21,534 22,104 22,680 23,259
1 24,039 24,675 25,317 25,962
2 25,434(a) 26,109 (a) 26,787 (a) 27,471 (a)
3 26,988 27,702 28,422 29,148
4 27,837 28,575 29,319 30,066
5 28,731 29,493 30,261 31,032
6 29,550 30,333 31,122 31,917
7 30,282 31,083 31,890 32,703
8 31,251 32,079 32,913 33,753
9 33,141 34,020 34,905 35,796
10 33,810 (b) 34,707 (b) 35,610 (b) 36,519 (b)

(a) All officers move to this salary point on completion of two years' service as a constable.

(b) Officers who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

Sergeants' Pay

Pay point With effect from
1st September 2007
With effect from
1st September 2008
With effect from
1st September 2009
With effect from
1st September 2010
0 33,810 (a) 34,707 (a) 35,610 (a) 36,519 (a)
1 34,968 (b) 35,895 (b) 36,828 (b) 37,767 (b)
2 36,141 37,098 38,061 39,033
3 36,915 37,893 38,877 39,867
4 37,998 (c) 39,006 (c) 40,020 (c) 41,040 (c)

(a) Entry point for officers promoted from constables' pay point 9 or less.

(b) Entry point for officers promoted from constables' pay point 10.

(c) Officers who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

Inspector's Pay

The pay scale for an Inspector ranges from 46,779 (48,645) for a newly promoted Inspector to 48,705 (50,568 for an Inspector with three completed years of service in rank).

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