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Salary information

Transparency on staff salary data

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the independent regulator for equality, human rights and good relations in Britain. We are a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006 and our sponsor government department is the Government Equalities Office within the Department for Education (DfE).

Commission employees are subject to levels of remuneration and terms and conditions of service (including pensions) within the general pay structure agreed with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Treasury.

The information here has been published in line with the Government’s Transparency Agenda.

Pay and grading

The Commission has an agreed pay and grading structure as detailed below:-

Level Generic Title Pay Grade* Civil Service Equivalent
Level 1 Associate £21,615.12 Administrative Officer
Level 2 Associate £24,296.12 - £27,120.96 Executive Officer
Level 3 Senior Associate £31,015.68 - £35,577.72 Higher Executive Officer
Level 4 Senior Associate £38,990.64 - £44,995.32 Senior Executive Officer
Level 5 Principal £49,226.52 - £57,014.88 Grade 7
Level 6 Senior Principal £61,117.92 – £66,434.16 Grade 6
n/a Director £61,050 - £90,450 SCS1 and 1A
n/a Executive Director £91,350 - £105,000 SCS2

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* Each of our grades have a pay range, from a minimum entry point to a maximum salary. The minimum and maximum salaries are normally revalorised each year subject to HM Treasury pay guidance. The majority of colleagues are on the entry point of the range, with small numbers on salaries above the minimum. Our pay strategy is to reduce the differentials between the minimum and maximum salaries over time.

For London based employees in Levels 1-6, the pay range minimum and maximum are increased by £3,200 on account of a London weighting allowance.

Media enquiries

If you work in the media and wish to speak to our press office, please call 020 3117 0255 (out of hours mobile 07767 272 818).

Last updated: 25 May 2021