Diplomatic Service: Pay

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 9th February 2021.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the basic pay is for UK Ambassadors and High Commissioners ranging from the (a) lowest to (b) highest basic salary in 2020-2021.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office salary scales for Ambassadors and High Commissioners at our overseas posts are shown below. Pay ranges for the Senior Management Structure were effective from 1 April 2020, and for delegated grades from 1 August 2020.

Grade

Minimum

Maximum

Senior Executive Officer

£38,300

£43,835

Grade 7

£49,365

£60,078

Grade 6

£60,705

£69,784

SMS 1

£71,000

£117,800

SMS 2

£93,000

£162,500

SMS 3

£120,000

£208,100

SMS 4

£150,000

£200,000

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