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States of Jersey payscales, staff numbers and average salary (FOI)

States of Jersey payscales, staff numbers and average salary (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 18 May 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to get the following information:


States of Jersey civil servant pay scales


Total number of people employed by the States (please break this down into number of employees in each salary grade).


The average median gross annual earnings (excluding overtime or one off bonuses) for Civil Service employees.


Have civil servants had any pay freezes in the last 5 years? If so what did they include?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.



All public sector pay scales are available on the States of Jersey website:

Public sector payscales 


Please see the attached excel spreadsheet.


Median salary is £30,532
This only includes basic pay, no allowances of any kind.


Yes, there was no consolidated pay increase in 2012.

The below data has been presented in a way that will not identify employees as this information is personal information and so is exempt under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information Law Jersey Law 2011 (the “FOI Law”), which refers to personal information.

States of Jersey - Employees by Pay Group - 31 December 2014

Pay Group Detailed DescriptionTotal EmployeesTotal FTE
Ambulance Technician / Station Officer1414.0
Chief Inspector / Police Inspector1615.9
Civil Service Grade 1 - 312033.6
Civil Service Grade 414890.5
Civil Service Grade 5449323.6
Civil Service Grade 6559450.0
Civil Service Grade 7395363.6
Civil Service Grade 8215199.8
Civil Service Grade 9318295.5
Civil Service Grade 10335315.0
Civil Service Grade 11289269.7
Civil Service Grade 12138134.0
Civil Service Grade 13116111.2
Civil Service Grade 147977.3
Civil Service Grade 154341.8
Energy From Waste 1 - 61515.0
Energy From Waste 7 - 111111.0
Family Support Workers 1 - 21211.5
Fire Crew Commander1212.0
Junior Doctors3636.0
Head teachers & Deputy Heads7069.7
Highlands College Management109.7
Lecturer Main Professional Scale10389.4
Legal Adviser 1 - 31817.0
Manual Worker 111250.2
Manual Worker 2232183.8
Manual Worker 3128107.9
Manual Worker 4206199.2
Manual Worker 5139131.5
Manual Worker 69693.1
Manual Worker 75152.0
Manual Worker 88080.0
Medical Consultants6766.0
Middle Grade Doctors6058.9
Nurses/Midwives 1279252.5
Nurses/Midwives 2113104.8
Nurses/Midwives 3 - 4431388.2
Nurses/Midwives 5143131.9
Nurses/Midwives 69691.5
Nurses/Midwives 7 - 81919.0
Paramedic 1 - 21718.0
Police Constables167161.5
Police Sergeant4443.0
Prison Horticultural/Craft/Catering1313.0
Prison Managers / Engineers1212.0
Prison Officer8889.0
Prison Senior Officer1313.0
Res Child Care Grade 1 - 25145.0
Res Child Care Grade 3 - 42828.0
Senior / Principal Legal Adviser109.8
Staff on Spot / Individual Pay Rates9488.4
Teacher Main Professional Scale705689.5
Watch  / Station / Group Commander1515.0
Young Worker / Apprentice 1 - 21513.8
Youth Workers Scale A - D & Area Youth Workers2320.4



25    Personal information

(1)    Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2)    Information is absolutely exempt information if:

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.


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