Staff salary scales

Information about pay scales in the UK Parliament

1 May 2015

The IPSA website has a lot of information about pay scales and other matters in the Staffing section.  Here is the relevant page (MPs staff paybands 2015-16).

MPs’ STAFF SALARY RANGES: 2015-16

London Area

JOB FAMILY

MINIMUM SALARY 2015-16

MAXIMUM SALARY 2015-16

Administration 1 (previously; Junior Secretary)

17,170

24,727

Administration 2 (Senior Secretary)

21,000

30,909

Administration 3 (Office Manager)

30,000

41,212

Executive Support 1 (Caseworker)

19,000

28,849

Executive Support 2 (Senior Caseworker)

23,000

31,939

Research 2 (Parliamentary Assistant)

23,000

34,000

Research 3 (Senior Parliamentary Assistant)

33,000

43,272

 

National (Excluding London Area)

JOB FAMILY

MINIMUM SALARY 2014-15

MAXIMUM SALARY 2014-15

Administration 1 (previously Junior Secretary)

15,000

22,666

Administration 2 (Previously Senior Secretary)

18,000

27,818

Administration 3 (Office Manager)

26,000

38,121

Executive 1 (Caseworker)

16,000

25,758

Executive Support 2 (Senior Caseworker)

19,000

28,849

Research 2 (Parliamentary Assistant)

20,000

30,909

Research 3 (Senior Parliamentary Assistant)

30,000

40,182

For full details of the rules, please refer to Chapter 7 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses, and Section 10 of the Guidance – available at www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk.


Compare the new scales with previous years:


These earnings-related increases are still not awarded automatically;  if your Member doesn’t make arrangements to increase your pay in line with the new scales, the onus is on you to ask him/her for an adjustment.  At present there is no obligation on Members to comply.

However, there is a clear obligation on your Member to review your salary annually.  Here’s what it says in the standard permanent contract:

Contract paragraph

If you are feeling a little wary of tackling your boss about the annual review, don’t imagine you are alone.  Lots of staff find this a difficult issue to raise.  If you need a little moral support this might be a good time to join the Union; see the TGWU parliamentary branch page here.