Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Council staff salary scales

Staff pay grades, pay steps hourly, weekly and annual rates for 2021 to 2022

Staff salary scales from 2021 to 2022

You can download the Renfrewshire Council staff salary scales from 2021 to 2022 [179KB]  which has the details of local government employee salary scales including:

  • pay grades
  • former pay grades
  • spinal points
  • pay steps
  • hourly rates
  • weekly rates (37 hours)
  • weekly rates (35 hours)
  • annual rates (37 hours)
  • annual rates (35 hours)

If you need help with your pay, email the Payroll Team at

If you need help with your pay scale or salary, contact the HR Policy Team at

Details of the recent pay changes for 2021/2022

There is a new pay award for employees whose terms and conditions of service cover local government, craft, and chief officers.  

The pay award covers the period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Backdating of the award will be from January 2021 and will be subject to National Insurance (NI), tax, and pension deductions. 

The details of the pay award are as follows:   

  • an increase in the Scottish Local Government Living Wage rate to £9.78 per hour 
  • an £850 increase in salary for all those who earn £25,000 or less 
  • a 2% increase for those earning more than £25,000 and up to £40,000 
  • a 1% increase for those earning more than £40,000 and up to £80,000 
  • an £800 flat rate increase in salary for all those earning over £80,000 annually. 

If you have a 35-hour contract, the threshold for the pay increase will be based on the 37-hour annual rate. For instance, if you are on a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) salary for a 35-hour contract on pay step LGE041 (now £24,327.22), your pay increase will be based on the original 37-hour annual rate of this pay step (£25,717.35). This means that the increase will be 2% and not £850. If you are on a Part Time Equivalent (PTE) salary, you will see the increase pro-rated for the hours worked.  

Please note that the new salary points are based on hourly rate. Therefore, with rounding, there may be a slight difference in the amounts advised above.  

If you have received the Living Wage adjustment, the back pay will be amended accordingly. 

Based on how often you get paid, your pay award will be paid on: 

  • 20 January 2022 if you get paid weekly
  • 27 January 2022 if you get paid fortnightly
  • 27 January 2022 if you get paid monthly 
  • 2 February 2022 if you get paid four-weekly. 

If you currently get Universal Credit

Following the recent pay award changes, the amount you get from Universal Credit might change. If you get additional pay within a Universal Credit assessment period (month), your Universal Credit payment will either be less than you normally receive, or your income may be too high to qualify for a payment. 
Universal Credit is calculated on your personal circumstances. Because of this we, as your employer, do not know how or if, you may be affected. You can access your Universal Credit Journal on GOV.UK.  

If Universal Credit payments stop following the recent pay award changes, you will be able to claim again. You should do this as soon as you can to make sure you do not miss out.  

Where you can get financial advice

Advice Renfrewshire is designed to make it easier for people to understand what help is available. 

You can also contact Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

If your household income is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be able to get more financial help