Salary Scales

The University salary scales fall into three main categories; those covered by Keele University Grading Structure, Commercial Business Engagement and Estates & Development weekly paid staff and sessional staff. Your contract or pay spine assimilation letter will refer to the scale on which you are paid.

To access the appropriate scales click on the links below:

National Minimum Wage from 1st April 2018

  • £7.83 - the 25 and over rate
  • £7.38 - the main rate for workers aged between 21 and 24 
  • £5.90 - the 18-20 rate
  • £4.20 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18

Apprentice Rates

  • Year 1 £5.90 per hour
  • Year 2 £7.38 per hour
  • Year 3 £8.03 per hour (Craft apprenticeships only)
  • Year 4 £10.56 per hour (Craft apprenticeships only)