Police Officer Pay Scales

Constables Pay Scales

This page is due to be amended to reflect updated pay scales from 1 September 2018 but we are waiting for final information from the Home Office.

Constables appointed before 1 April 2013

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
On commencing service £24,447 £243
On commencing service £24,447 £243
2 £28,869 (a) £285
3 £30,633 £303
4 £31,596 £312
5 £32,616 £324
6 £35,478 £351
7 £38,382 £381

Constables appointed after 1 April 2013

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
0 £19,971 (b, c) £198
1 £23,124 (d) £228
2 £24,171 (e) £240
3 £25,224 £249
4 £26,277 £261
5 £28,380 £282
6 £32,616 £324
7 £38,382 £381

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

(b) Entry point for an officer appointed in the rank of constable, however:

  • (i) The chief officer of police may, after consultation with the local policing body, assign any officer to pay point 1 on the basis of local recruitment needs or the possession of a policing qualification or relevant experience other than those specified in sub-paragraph (ii) of this note; and
  • (ii) The chief officer of police shall assign to pay point 1 any officer who:
    • 1. Possesses a policing qualification as defined by the chief officer after consultation with the local policing body;
    • 2. Was, prior to appointment, serving as a special constable who has been assessed and has achieved ‘safe and lawful’ attainment to national standards, or the equivalent as specified by the chief officer;
    • 3. Was, prior to appointment, serving as a police community support officer who has been signed off as competent to perform independent patrol and who has served a minimum of 18 months in the role.
  • (c) The salary paid to an officer at pay point 0 shall be as determined by the chief officer of police, after consultation with the local policing body, based on local recruitment needs or the possession of a policing qualification or relevant experience other than those specified in sub-paragraph (ii) of note (c) above.
  • (d) On completion of initial training, an officer who entered at pay point 0 will move to pay point 1.
  • (e) All officers will move to pay point 2 after 12 months at pay point 1 and progression will continue to be at a rate of one pay point per 12 months of service thereafter. Read about assessments at pay point 4.

Sergeants Pay Scales

(a) Entry point for officers promoted from constable.

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
1 £39,693 (a) £393
2 £41,025 £405
3 £41,901 £414
4 £43,134 £426

Inspectors Pay Scales

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
0 £49,176 £486
1 £50,562 £501
2 £51,948 £513
3 £53,340 £528
in London
0 £51,330 £507
1 £52,722 £522
2 £54,117 £537
3 £55,512 £549

Chief Inspectors Pay Scales

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
1 £54,432 (a) £540
2 £55,524 £549
3 £56,670 £561
In Post 31 August 1994 £57,597 £570
in London
1 £56.601 £561
2 £57,690 £570
3 £58,833 £582
In Post 31 August 1994 £59,751 £591

(a) Entry point for an officer appointed to the rank, unless the chief officer of police assigns the officer to a higher point.