LSE salary scales

Staff paid on LSE / Higher Education scales

Most staff employed by the School are paid on the LSE single spine, implemented as part of the School's pay framework agreement in 2006.

Pay awards are negotiated at a national level by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (JNCHES), which includes representatives of the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA) and Higher Education unions, including the University and College Union (UCU), UNISON and Unite.

For information on the national pay award negotiations, please visit:

National pay award update (July 2022): The pay negotiations have now concluded and, in accordance with the information and advice issued at a national level, the School is moving forward with implementing the 2022/23 pay award with effect from 1 August 2022. The pay award results in a 3% increase for those on salary band 3 step 10.0 and above, with higher percentages up to a maximum of 4.8% for those on lower points of the scale.  The salary scales have been updated and links are provided below.


The pay scales are available to view in PDF format.

Hourly Paid Research and Support Staff:

August increments

Salaried staff in Bands 1 to 8 and hourly-paid support and researchers receive automatic increments in August if they are below the standard maximum for their salary band.

For full details see our increment guide.


Pay queries

LSE staff with individual pay queries should contact the Payroll Team in the Finance DIvision at