Financial rewards - Scottish Government Jobs

Financial rewards

Competitive salary, pension and benefits 

We offer our staff more than just a competitive salary and generous pension scheme. We provide a wide range of benefits and incentives to suit the individual needs and circumstances of our people. 

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Key benefits include:

  • Competitive Civil Service salary with pay reviewed annually 
  • Generous career-average pension scheme with employer contributions from 28% 
  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave 
  • Allowances and payments including overtime, weekend and sick pay 
  • Membership scheme offering discounts with a range of retailers 
  • Discounted gym membership 
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket travel loans 
  • Travel and subsistence payments 
  • Credit Union services for saving and borrowing 
  • Financial contribution for eye care 
  • Salary deducted charitable donations and savings 
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We provide a wide range of financial benefits to meet the needs of individual staff members.

Pay scales (A – C grade):

  • A3 Grade: £25,235£28,131
  • A4 Grade: £29,013£31,177
  • B1 Grade: £32,140£34,861
  • B2 Grade: £36,585£41,834
  • B3 Grade: £45,449£54,419
  • BF Grade: £35,850£44,315
  • C1 Grade: £57,141£71,243
  • C2 Grade: £73,757£85,130
  • C3 Grade: £85,400£86,556