Keele University Pay Scales

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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 2017

  • £7.50 – the 25 and over rate
  • £7.05 – the main rate for workers aged between 21 and 24
  • £5.60 – the 18-20 rate
  • £4.05 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18

Apprentice Rates

  • Year 1 £5.55 per hour
  • Year 2 £6.95 per hour
  • Year 3 £7.65 per hour (Craft apprenticeships only)
  • Year 4 £9.81 per hour (Craft apprenticeships only)


Pay and Job Evaluation

Outside of Academic Promotions Keele uses the Hay Job Evaluation Method.  To ensure that jobs are analysed effectively and fairly, it is necessary to break them down into common elements. The Hay Job Evaluation Method has devised three common elements: Know-How, Problem Solving and Accountability.  These are briefly defined below.

KNOW-HOW this is defined as the sum of every kind of knowledge, skill and experience required for acceptable performance in the job.

PROBLEM SOLVING this is defined as the self-starting thinking required by the job holder in analysing and evaluating information to arrive at conclusions, take actions and make recommendations.

ACCOUNTABILITY. This is defined as the answerability for action and for the consequences of that action.  It is the intended effect of the job on the University, the wider academic community or discipline.  All jobs are accountable for producing or achieving certain end results.