Your Pay Scale

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

 Pay Point With effect from 01/04/2023  
On commencing service as a Police Service of Northern Ireland trainee (1) £26,682
2 £27,804
3 £28,932
4 £30,060
5 £32,313
6 £36,852
7 £43,032 

The starting salary for Student Officers will be £26,682 (point 1).

All Student Officers will enter at point 1 and remain on point 1 until they have successfully completed the two year probationary period. 

In addition to the above, the Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance (NITA) is also payable. The current rate of NITA with effect from 1st September 2022 is £3,666. These pay scales are reviewed on an annual basis.

Officers will move to point 2 of the pay-scale on completion of two years’ satisfactory service as a Constable (at attestation, Student Officers become Constables). From Points 2 to 7 the officer moves up the pay scale in line with their incremental date and subject to satisfactory performance as assessed in their individual performance reviews. An officer’s incremental date is normally the anniversary of the date that they were attested as a Probationary Constable.

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.