Ministry of Defence: Pay

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the pay (a) minimum and (b) maximum is for each civil service grade in his Department below the Senior Civil Service (i) inside and (ii) outside the London area.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

As of 1 April 2020, the following pay scales apply:

Ministry of Defence (MOD) including Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA)

MOD Grade

Civil Service equiv. grade

National Min

National Max

London Min

London Max

E2

AA

19,045

19,045

19,130

19,444

E1

AO

20,369

21,367

21,799

22,863

D

EO

25,967

28,907

27,019

30,064

C2

HEO

32,425

36,102

33,728

37,546

C1

SEO

39,511

43,988

41,090

45,747

B2

Grade 7

53,107

59,157

55,241

61,523

B1

Grade 6

62,528

71,728

65,044

74,597

Skill Zone Pay Scales

MOD Grade

Civil Service Equivalent

National Min

National Max

London Min

London Max

Skill Zone 1

N/A

16,778

17,033

N/A

N/A

Skill Zone 2

N/A

18,264

18,611

N/A

N/A

Skill Zone 3

N/A

19,980

22,891

N/A

N/A

Skill Zone 4

N/A

24,532

25,762

N/A

N/A

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Pay Scales

UKHO Grade

Civil Service equiv. grade

National Min

National Max

London Min

London Max

A2

AA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

A1

AO

19,361

20,932

N/A

N/A

B3

EO

26,001

29,001

N/A

N/A

B2

HEO

32,371

34,988

N/A

N/A

B1

SEO

41,337

45,120

N/A

N/A

C2

Grade 7

52,243

57,199

N/A

N/A

C1

Grade 6

65,399

69,606

N/A

N/A

Notes: As the UKHO is based in Taunton, London figures do not apply. It should be noted that there are currently no A2 grade staff employed at the UKHO

Defence Equipment and Support(DE&S) Pay Scales

MOD Grade

Civil Service Equivalent

National Min

National Max

London Min

London Max

DES Apprentice

N/A

16,777

16,777

N/A

N/A

Admin Specialist 37/37L

N/A

16,777

35,000

N/A

N/A

Admin Specialist 42/42L

N/A

19,044

35,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist 37/37L

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist 42/42L

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist OT B

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist OT B/L

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist OT D

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Senior Admin Specialist OT D/L

N/A

19,044

50,000

N/A

N/A

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Pay Scales

Level

Civil Service Equivalent

National Min

National Max

London Min

London Max

1

N/A

16,993

17,085

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

17,000

22,084

N/A

N/A

3

N/A

19,987

28,084

N/A

N/A

4

N/A

21,576

36,214

N/A

N/A

5

N/A

31,983

44,719

N/A

N/A

6

N/A

39,716

54,683

N/A

N/A

7

N/A

49,646

65,117

N/A

N/A

8

N/A

58,531

75,641

N/A

N/A

9

N/A

70,208

123,453

N/A

N/A

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