Salary Scales

Most University staff are paid a salary which is based on a nationally-agreed scale. The scale is split into six main levels and provides the starting point for a seventh level.

The levels are divided into a progression range, from the minimum to the maximum point and an advancement range, for progression above the maximum point to the supermaximum point of the level. The levels work slightly differently in the Operations and Facilities job family where the 2019 local pay offer created a 2 point salary (note, there is no supermaximum range for roles in this job family).

Salaries are paid monthly on the penultimate working day of the month - see Pay Dates and Deadlines



Staff Groups

UCU represented staff only

For UCU represented staff only (Research & Teaching (R&T) Job Family (all staff levels) and the Administrative, Professional and Managerial (APM) Job Family (staff Levels 4 - 7)), where the University of Nottingham undertakes annual pay negotiations via national collective bargaining.

For these staff groups, the 2021/22 pay award has been implemented from 1 August 2021, further details can be found here. All further information on these pages, including reference to UCU represented staff, relates only to the previous 2019/20 pay award.

Note: the salary scales (including on-costs) for UCU represented staff will be uploaded to this page shortly

Unison and Unite represented staff only

For Unison and Unite represented staff groups (APM Levels 1-3 staff, Technical Services, Childcare Services and Operations & Facilities staff), where the University undertakes local pay negotiations.

The 2021/22 pay award has not yet been finalised. That process will be concluded and communicated with the minimum of delay and will be backdated to 1 August 2021. Therefore, all information on these pages which relates to the 2019/20 pay award is still currently relevant to those staff groups.

Download the 01/08/2019 salary scales for Unison and Unite represented staff groups (including on-costs)

Allowances - download the 01/08/2019 allowances paid to Technicians

Pay award details

Voluntary living wage

Clinical academic pay award

Useful links


Last edited Sep 12, 2021