Pay Scales

The table below shows salaries in the Fire Service with effect from 1 July 2018.

POSITION RETAINER PER YR* RETAINER PER HR** RATE PER Occasion***
Firefighter      
Trainee £2,337 £10.67 £4.10
Development £2,434 £11.11 £4.10
Competent £3,114 £14.22 £4.10
Crew Manager      
Development £3,310 £15.11 £4.10
Competent £3,453 £15.77 £4.10
Watch Manager      
Development £3,528 £16.11 £4.10
Competent A £3,626 £16.55 £4.10
Competent B £3,861 £17.63 £4.10


More senior posts attract varying rates of pay.

*The Full Annual Retainer
This is the full annual retainer for an employee providing full cover (which is defined of at least 120 hours per week – hpw) and is 10% of the annual basic pay of a wholetime employee in the same role.

**Rate Per Hour
This is the basic hourly rate of a wholetime employee in the same role.

***Disturbance Payment Per Occasion
This is the fixed disturbance payment made on each occasion that an employee is called out.