Contribution levels in 2021
Find out the 2021 contribution percentages and levels using the link below.
Social Security contribution levels
Amount you and your employer will pay
Employee primary contributions
If you’re between 16 and pension age and work eight hours or more a week, your primary contribution in 2021 is 4% between January and June and then 6% from July to December 2021 of your gross earnings per month.
This is deducted from your salary by your employer and is paid to Social Security.
Employer primary contributions
Your employer will pay 6.5% of your gross earnings up to the standard earnings limit (SEL), and 2.5% between the SEL and up to the upper earnings limit. This will not be deducted from your earnings.
How contributions are calculated
Use our contributions calculator to find out how your contributions are calculated.
Minimum amount of contributions you must pay
In 2021, the lower earnings limit (£980) is the minimum amount that you must earn.
You must meet this lower limit, or it will affect your right to any benefits that are paid based upon your contribution record.
The lower earnings limit is in place to avoid taxpayers’ money being used to top up the contributions of people working few hours.
If your earnings are less than the lower earnings limit
You will receive a ‘missing Class 1 contributions’ letter if your total earnings are less than the lower earnings limit per month.
Contact us so we can explain your options to you.
If you have received a contribution bill (missing Class 1)
Paying Class 2 contributions (if you’re self-employed or don’t pay Class 1 contributions)
Paying contributions as a new resident to Jersey
When you come to live in Jersey, you need to register with Social Security at Customer and Local Services. When you start working, you must start paying contributions.
If you’re self-employed or not employed, you should still register with Social Security at Customer and Local Services, but you can defer paying contributions for six months after you arrive in Jersey.
If you're on a working secondment to Jersey, you must register with Social Security at Customer and Local Services, and produce a letter of secondment from your employer.
Registration cards and contributions
Paying contributions whilst working outside of Jersey
If you work for a short time outside the Island for your Jersey employer, contributions will be taken from your wages as though you are still working in Jersey.
If you leave the Island permanently, let us know immediately. You won’t be liable to pay contributions to Jersey.
Paying contributions and working for more than one employer
If you’re working eight hours or more per week within each job, your total earnings from all your employers will be taken into account.