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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.

Police Pay Rates 2018/19 – latest

The Government announced the most recent pay award in July 2018. Read more about the pay increase here.

Want to know what police officers get paid? Download the 2018/19 pay scales guide which lists the new salaries and bonuses by rank and paypoint. 

Police Pay Rates 2017/18

Below, you can see what police officers were paid in 2017/18 as a result of the previous pay increase.

2017/18 Bonus Payment: In addition to the annual salaries below, officers were awarded an additional non-consolidated payment to the value of 1% of basic pay (using 2016/17 pay rates) for all officers at federated and superintending ranks to be paid monthly over the 12 month period.

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Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Constable 0 £19,971 (i) + £2,373
Constable 1 £23,124 + £2,373
Constable 2 £24,171 + £2,373
Constable 3 £25,224 + £2,373
Constable 4 £26,277 + £2,373
Constable 5 £28,380 + £2,373
Constable 6 £32,616 + £2,373
Constable 7 £38,382 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Sergeant 1 £39,693 + £2,373
Sergeant 2 £41,025 + £2,373
Sergeant 3 £41,901 + £2,373
Sergeant 4 £43,134 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Inspector 0 £51,330 + £2,373
Inspector 1 £52,722 + £2,373
Inspector 2 £54,117 + £2,373
Inspector 3 £55,512 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Chief Inspector 1 £56,601 + £2,373
Chief Inspector 2 £57,690 + £2,373
Chief Inspector 3 £58,833 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
1 £65,478 + £2,373
(£65,478 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
2 £68,898 + £2,373
(£68,178 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
3 £72,498 + £2,373
(£70,878 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
4 £77,340 + £2,373
(£73,584 + £2,373)
Superintendent
(promoted to rank before 1 April 2014)
5 N/A
(£76,287 + £2,373)
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Chief Superintendent 1 £81,156 + £2,373
Chief Superintendent 2 £83,901 + £2,373
Chief Superintendent 3 £85,614 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Commander 2 £98,538 + £2,373
Commander 4 £104,889 + £2,373
Commander 6 £111,249 + £2,373
Rank Paypoint Annual Salary
+ London Weighting *
Deputy Assistant Commissioner (MPS) £146,217 + £2,373
Assistant Commissioner (MPS) £190,710 + £2,373
Assistant Commissioner (City of London) £139,482 + £2,373
Deputy Commissioner (MPS) £225,675 + £2,373
Commissioner (MPS) £273,354 + £2,373
Commissioner (City Of London) £169,110 + £2,373
  1. The salary paid to an officer at Paypoint 0 shall be between £20,169 and £23,355 inclusive of bonus, 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 2017 are:

Allowance Annual Amount
London Weighting (pensionable) £2,379
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 £2,238
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 2017/18 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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