Your Pay Scale

Pay Scale for Trainees / Constables recruited on or after 1 September 2014

 Pay Point With effect from 01/09/2023  
On commencing service as a PSNI trainee (1) £28,551
2 £29,751
3 £30,957
4 £32,163
5 £34,575
6 £39,432
7 £46,044 

All Student Officers appointed after 1st September 2023 will enter at point 1 on the salary scale above. Following successful completion of their training, officers will remain on point 1 for their first year as a Probationary Constable. All Probationary Constables will then move to pay point 2 (£29,751) after completing 12 months of their 2 year probationary period. 

In addition to the above, the Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance (NITA) is also payable. The increased rate of NITA, with effect from 1st September 2023 is £3,924. 

These pay scales are reviewed on an annual basis.

From points 2 to 7 the officer moves up the pay scale annually subject to satisfactory performance as assessed in their individual performance reviews. 

Regarding recognition of previous continuity of service and pension / salary consequences, you should note that discussion on this matter can only take place at point of offer and each case will be considered on an individual basis. In the meantime, general information on the pension scheme on offer is available here.

It should be noted that in terms of starting salary at time of offer, the pay and conditions of candidates with previous police service will be placed on a pay point based on their confirmed reckonable service dates.