Highest and average salary bands (FOI)
Highest and average salary bands (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
What is the salary of the highest paid police officer employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a member of the police force?
What is the salary of the highest paid fire fighter employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a member of the fire service?
What is the salary of the highest paid teacher employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a teacher employed by the States?
What is the salary of the highest paid communications staff member employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a communications staff member with the States?
What is the salary of the highest paid nurse employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a nurse employed by the states?
What is the salary of the highest paid ambulance staff member employed by the States?
What is the average pay of a member of the ambulance service?
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The actual salary of the highest paid individuals has been withheld under Article 25 (Personal Information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
The pay scale has been provided within the table below and therefore the relevant pay band can be obtained from the public sector pay scales available at the following link:
Public sector pay scales
Some staff may be receiving supplements.
Please find a table below containing the highest grade and average salary of employees and office holders in each of the requested pay scales, including supplements.
Pay Scale of Highest Paid [see above link for Pay Scales]
Note, advertisement for a permanent Chief of Police is currently taking place - within the Tier 2 salary range
|Fire||Within the Tier 2 salary range |
|Teachers *||TCH1 15 [Note, the highest Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher pay scale is Grade 4] |
|Communications ||Tier 1|
|Nurses ||Tier 2 |
|Ambulance ||Within the Tier 2 salary range|
Average – based on actual contract hours
Average – if all staff were full time
|Police ||£58,777 ||£60,331|
|Fire ||£49,618 ||£49,618|
|Communications ||£53,363||£55,741 |
The averages provided are based on pay scales and groups, so, for example, the figure for police officers excludes civil servants and manual workers employed in the service. In services and groups with a small number of staff, such as communications, a few more senior roles may have a larger impact on the calculation of average pay compared to larger services or groups, such as nurses.
The average figures include the most senior person in each service, excluding the teacher’s category, which does not include Head-Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers in the average.
*Further information in relation to Heads and Deputy heads is available within the following link:
Teacher Salaries (FOI)
This outlines that the current average salary for Heads and Deputy Heads is £78,166.
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