Pay rates

These are the latest pay rates for our different staff groups. These pay rates are current as of 1 July 2021.

Wholetime firefighters

Wholetime firefighter rates of pay
Role Basic annual pay £ Basic hourly rate £ Overtime rate £
Firefighter trainee 24,191 11.05 16.58
Firefighter development 25,198 11.51 17.27
Firefighter competent 32,244 14.72 22.08
Crew manager development 34,269 15.65 23.48
Crew manager competent 35,747 16.32 24.48
Watch manager development 36,521 16.68 25.02
Watch manager competent A 37,535 17.14 25.71
Watch manager competent B 39,974 18.25 27.38
Station manager development 41,578 18.99 28.49
Station manager competent A 42,827 19.56 29.34
Station manager competent B 45,861 20.94 31.41
Group manager development 47,887 21.87 not applicable
Group manager competent A 49,323 22.52 not applicable
Group manager competent B 53,086 24.24 not applicable
Area manager development 56,220 25.67 not applicable
Area manager competent A 57,905 26.44 not applicable
Area manager competent B 61,667 28.16 not applicable

On-call firefighters

On-call firefighter rates of pay
Role Full annual retainer £ Hourly rate for work undertaken £ Disturbance payment per call-out £
Firefighter trainee 2,419 11.05 4.24
Firefighter development 2,520 11.51 4.24
Firefighter competent 3,224 14.72 4.24
Crew manager development 3,427 15.65 4.24
Crew manager competent 3,575 16.32 4.24
Watch manager development 3,652 16.68 4.24
Watch manager competent A 3,754 17.14 4.24
Watch manager competent B 3,997 18.25 4.24

Fire Control

Fire Control rates of pay
Fire control role Basic annual £ Basic hourly rate £ Overtime rate
Firefighter trainee 22,981 10.49 15.74
Firefighter development 23,938 10.93 16.40
Firefighter competent 30,632 13.99 20.99
Crew manager development 32,556 14.87 22.31
Crew manager competent 33,960 15.51 23.27
Watch manager development 34,695 15.84 23.76
Watch manager competent A 35,658 16.28 24.42
Watch manager competent B 37,975 17.34 26.01
Station manager development 39,499 18.04 27.06
Station manager competent A 20,686 18.58 27.87
Station manager competent B 43,568 19.89 29.84
Group manager development 45,493 20.77 not applicable
Group manager competent A 46,857 21.40 not applicable
Group manager competent B 50,432 23.03 not applicable

Support staff

Support staff rates of pay
Grade Scale point Basic annual £ Basic hourly £
1 1 17,842 9.25
1 2 18,198 9.43
2 4 18,933 9.81
2 5 19,312 10.01
2 6 19,698 10.21
3 8 20,493 10.62
3 9 20,903 10.83
3 11 21,748 11.27
3 12 22,183 11.50
4 14 23,080 11.96
4 15 23,541 12.20
4 17 24,491 12.69
4 19 25,481 13.21
5 22 27,041 14.02
5 23 27,741 14.38
5 24 28,672 14.86
5 25 29,577 15.33
6 27 31,346 16.25
6 28 32,234 16.71
6 29 32,910 17.06
6 30 33,782 17.51
7 32 35,745 18.53
7 33 36,922 19.14
7 34 37,890 19.64
7 35 38,890 20.16
8 37 40,876 21.19
8 38 41,881 21.71
8 39 42,821 22.20
8 40 43,857 22.73
9 42 45,859 23.77
9 43 46,845 24.28

 

The pay rates for uniformed staff are set by the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services. The scale points for professional and support staff are determined by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services, but the grade boundaries have been determined locally.