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 in 2006.

(Staff employed directly by LSE Enterprise Ltd, although paid through the school's payroll, are not paid on LSE scales.)

The LSE single spine is up-rated in line with the pay award agreed by the national Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff which consists of representatives from UCEA (Universities and Colleges Employers Association) and all the higher education unions (including the three unions which represent LSE staff - the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), UNISON and UNITE).

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

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