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 new Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (new 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: 2023-24 New JNCHES pay round (

The salary scales have been updated and links are provided below. The pay scales for Salary Bands 1-10 have been updated as a result of the increase to the London Living Wage, effective 1 May 2024. 


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