Police Pay

It may not be the main reason you joined the police service, but it’s still an issue close to many people’s hearts. So we’ve created a Pay Resource Page to help you understand some of the issues involving police remuneration. 

The Government announced the most recent pay award on 12 September 2017. You can read more about the details of the pay increase here: Police Pay Award 2017/18 announced.

Want to know what police officers get paid? Download a copy of the 2017/18 pay scales guide which lists the new salaries and bonuses by rank and paypoint.

Discover the 2017/18 police pay scales with our handy guide

 

Police Pay Rates 2016/17

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Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Constable 0 £19,773 (i) + £2,373
Constable 1 £22,896 + £2,373
Constable 2 £23,931 + £2,373
Constable 3 £24,975 + £2,373
Constable 4 £26,016 + £2,373
Constable 5 £28,098 + £2,373
Constable 6 £32,292 + £2,373
Constable 7 £38,001 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Sergeant 1 £39,300 + £2,373
Sergeant 2 £40,620 + £2,373
Sergeant 3 £41,487 + £2,373
Sergeant 4 £42,708 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Inspector 0 £50,823 + £2,373
Inspector 1 £52,200 + £2,373
Inspector 2 £53,580 + £2,373
Inspector 3 £54,963 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Chief Inspector 1 £56,040 + £2,373
Chief Inspector 2 £57,120 + £2,373
Chief Inspector 3 £58,251 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
1 £64,830 + £2,373
(£64,830 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
2 £68,217 + £2,373
(£67,503 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
3 £71,781 + £2,373
(£70,176 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
4 £76,575 + £2,373
(£72,855 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
5 N/A
(£75,531 + £2,373)
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Chief Superintendent 1 £80,352 + £2,373
Chief Superintendent 2 £83,070 + £2,373
Chief Superintendent 3 £84,765 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Commander 1 £97,563 + £2,373
Commander 2 £103,851 + £2,373
Commander 3 £110,148 + £2,373
Rank Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Deputy Assistant Commissioner (MPS) £144,768 + £2,373
Assistant Commissioner (MPS) £188,823 + £2,373
Assistant Commissioner (City of London) £138,102 + £2,373
Deputy Commissioner (MPS) £223,440 + £2,373
Commissioner (MPS) £270,648 + £2,373
Commissioner (City Of London) £167,436 + £2,373
  1. The salary paid to an officer at Paypoint 0 shall be between £19,773 and £22,896 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.

* In addition officers in London also receive a London Allowance.

Allowances

The revised values of allowances from 1 September 2016 are:

Allowance Annual Amount
London Weighting £2,373
London Allowance £1,011
South East Allowance Maxima:
– Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Thames Valley £3,000
– Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Sussex £2,000
Dog Handlers’ Allowance £2,217
Motor Vehicle Allowance – Essential Users’ Lump Sum:
– 451-999cc £846
– 1000-1199cc £963
– 1200 – 1450cc £1,239
Per mile (all users) HMRC approved rate – £0.45 for tax year 2016/17 for first 10,000 business miles

For more information on Met and City of London Police salaries please contact:

Metropolitan Police Federation

York House, 2 Elmfield Park, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LU

t: 020 8464 2322

e: [email protected]

www.metfed.org.uk

For National police enquiries please contact:

The Police Federation of England and Wales

Federation House, Highbury Drive, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7UY

t: 01372 352000

e: [email protected]

www.polfed.org

The Police Superintendents’ Association

67a Reading Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7JD

t: 0118 984 4005

e: [email protected]

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