Salary Scales


Pay Award Update 2018

The University of Nottingham undertakes annual pay negotiations via national collective bargaining for UCU represented staff groups and through local pay negotiations for staff groups represented by Unison and Unite.

UCU represented staff groups

The University will implement the 2018/2019 pay award in the September 2018 payroll. August 2018 arrears will be paid in the October 2018 salary. The effective date for this pay award is 1 August 2018.

Unison and Unite represented staff groups

The University will implement the 2018 pay award for UNISON (Operations & Facilities (O&F) Job Family, Levels 1 to 3 of the Administrative, Professional & Managerial (APM) Job Family and Childcare Services) and UNITE (Technical Services) represented staff groups in September 2018. The pay award will be applied from 1 August 2018, and backdated pay for August 2018 will be paid in the October 2018 salary.

Pay Award 2018 Detail

The rates below apply to all staff groups.

An increase of 2.0% will apply with effect from 1 August 2018 for points 16 and above on the 57-point scale for Levels 1 to 6, and all points on the Level 7 scale.  There are increased enhancements to points 1 to 15 of the 57-point scale.

Points 1-15 Enhancements (08-2018)

Voluntary Living Wage – The University has again committed during 2018 pay negotiations to match the Voluntary Living Wage rate for all staff on the pay scale.

Additional enhancements at spine points 3, 4 and 5 were agreed as part of the 2017 Pay Negotiations to ensure Voluntary Living Wage rates were paid to all staff on the pay scale. From 1 August 2018, reflecting the increase in consolidated rates agreed as part of the 2018 Pay Negotiations, additional enhancements for staff at spine points 3 and 4 have reduced, and the additional enhancement for spine point 5 has ceased. The Voluntary Living Wage rate at this date remained £8.75 per hour.

The Living Wage Foundation announced the new Voluntary Living Wage rate on 5 November 2018, the outside London rate that applies for University staff is £9.00 per hour.  The University will pay this rate to all staff on the pay framework from 1 December 2018 for those spine points whose hourly rate is below the £9.00 per hour rate (spine points 3,4 & 5), by recalculating or adding additional enhancements to ensure that rate is met.

Salary Scales

Download the 01/08/2018 salary scales for all UoN staff (including on-costs)

Clinical Academic Pay Award
(Effective 1 October 2018)

Salaries for medical and dental consultants have been increased by 1.5% and salaries for doctors in training have increased by 2%. The value of National Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs), Local CEAs under the previous scheme, discretionary points and distinction awards remains unchanged. No non-consolidated awards apply this year. These salary arrangements for Clinical Academic staff will apply from 1 October 2018 and will be paid in the October 2018 salary.

Additional Salary Scale Information

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 with spot salaries within the level. Further information on salary progression is available in the PDPR section.

Salaries are paid monthly on the penultimate working day of the month.  See Pay Dates and Deadlines.


Download the 01/08/2018 allowances paid to Technicians



Last edited Apr 28, 2019