The NJC Pay Offer in real terms

The NJC Pay offer in real terms – what it means to you – how much it will affect your salary.

The average increase for each grade is below, with what the unions have asked for next to it. This difference is why we are fighting for better and fairer pay – because council and school workers deserve it.

Vote to reject the 1.75% pay offer

Grades Average of  Current Offer Annual Increase Average of Union Claim Annual Increase
GR1  £318.51  £1,820.07
GR2  £344.85  £1,970.56
GR3  £417.39  £2,385.09
GR4  £547.25  £3,127.12
GR5  £697.59  £3,986.24
GR6  £876.26  £5,007.20
GR7  £1,148.99  £6,565.63

Below are breakdowns of each scale point and what the 1.75% means in real terms, followed by what the unions have asked for in real terms for each scale point. 

Grade 1

  • Scale Point 1
    Annual increase: £312.24
    A monthly increase: £26.02
    Weekly increase: £5.99
    Hourly increase: £0.16
  • Scale Point 2
    Annual increase: £318.47
    A monthly increase: £26.54
    Weekly increase: £6.11
    Hourly increase: £0.17
  • Scale Point 3
    Annual increase: £324.84
    A monthly increase: £27.07
    Weekly increase: £6.23
    Hourly increase: £0.17
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
1  £1,784.20  £148.68  £34.22  £0.94
2  £1,819.80  £151.65  £34.90  £0.96
3  £1,856.20  £154.68  £35.60  £0.98

 

Grade 2

  • Scale Point 4
    Annual increase: £331.33
    A monthly increase: £27.61
    Weekly increase: £6.35
    Hourly increase: £0.17
  • Scale Point 5
    Annual increase:  £337.96
    A monthly increase: £28.16
    Weekly increase: £6.48
    Hourly increase: £0.18
  • Scale Point 6
    Annual increase: £344.72
    A monthly increase: £28.73
    Weekly increase: £6.61
    Hourly increase: £0.18
  • Scale Point 7
    Annual increase: £351.61
    A monthly increase: £29.30
    Weekly increase: £6.74
    Hourly increase: £0.18
  • Scale Point 8
    Annual increase: £358.63
    A monthly increase: £29.89
    Weekly increase: £6.88
    Hourly increase: £0.19
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
4  £1,893.30  £157.78  £36.31  £0.99
5  £1,931.20  £160.93  £37.04  £1.01
6  £1,969.80  £164.15  £37.78  £1.03
7  £2,009.20  £167.43  £38.53  £1.06
8  £2,049.30  £170.78  £39.30  £1.08

Grade 3

  • Scale Point 9
    Annual increase: £365.80
    A monthly increase: £30.48
    Weekly increase: £7.02
    Hourly increase: £0.19
  • Scale Point 10
    Annual increase: £373.14
    A monthly increase: £31.09
    Weekly increase: £7.16
    Hourly increase: £0.20
  • Scale Point 11
    Annual increase: £380.59
    A monthly increase: £31.72
    Weekly increase: £7.30
    Hourly increase: £0.20
  • Scale Point 12
    Annual increase: £388.20
    A monthly increase: £32.35
    Weekly increase: £7.44
    Hourly increase: £0.20
  • Scale Point 13
    Annual increase:  £395.97
    A monthly increase: £33.00
    Weekly increase: £7.59
    Hourly increase: £0.21
  • Scale Point 14
    Annual increase: £403.90
    A monthly increase: £33.66
    Weekly increase: £7.75
    Hourly increase: £0.21
  • Scale Point 15
    Annual increase: £411.97
    A monthly increase: £34.33
    Weekly increase: £7.90
    Hourly increase: £0.22
  • Scale Point 16
    Annual increase: £420.21
    A monthly increase: £35.02
    Weekly increase: £8.06
    Hourly increase: £0.22
  • Scale Point 17
    Annual increase: £428.59
    A monthly increase: £35.72
    Weekly increase: £8.22
    Hourly increase: £0.23
  • Scale Point 18
    Annual increase: £437.19
    A monthly increase: £36.43
    Weekly increase: £8.38
    Hourly increase: £0.23
  • Scale Point 19
    Annual increase: £445.92
    A monthly increase: £37.16
    Weekly increase: £8.55
    Hourly increase: £0.23
  • Scale Point 20
    Annual increase: £454.84
    A monthly increase: £37.90
    Weekly increase: £8.72
    Hourly increase: £0.24
  • Scale Point 21
    Annual increase: £463.94
    A monthly increase: £38.66
    Weekly increase: £8.90
    Hourly increase: £0.24
  • Scale Point 22
    Annual increase: £473.22
    A monthly increase:  £39.43
    Weekly increase: £9.08
    Hourly increase: £0.25
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
9  £2,090.30  £174.19  £40.09  £1.10
10  £2,132.20  £177.68  £40.89  £1.12
11  £2,174.80  £181.23  £41.71  £1.14
12  £2,218.30  £184.86  £42.54  £1.17
13  £2,262.70  £188.56  £43.39  £1.19
14  £2,308.00  £192.33  £44.26  £1.21
15  £2,354.10  £196.18  £45.15  £1.24
16  £2,401.20  £200.10  £46.05  £1.26
17  £2,449.10  £204.09  £46.97  £1.29
18  £2,498.20  £208.18  £47.91  £1.31
19  £2,548.10  £212.34  £48.87  £1.34
20  £2,599.10  £216.59  £49.85  £1.37
21  £2,651.10  £220.93  £50.84  £1.39
22  £2,704.10  £225.34  £51.86  £1.42

Grade 4

  • Scale Point 23
    Annual increase: £485.47
    A monthly increase: £40.46
    Weekly increase: £9.31
    Hourly increase: £0.26
  • Scale Point 24
    Annual increase: £501.76
    A monthly increase: £41.81
    Weekly increase: £9.62
    Hourly increase: £0.26
  • Scale Point 25
    Annual increase: £517.60
    A monthly increase: £43.13
    Weekly increase: £9.93
    Hourly increase: £0.27
  • Scale Point 26
    Annual increase: £532.89
    A monthly increase: £44.41
    Weekly increase: £10.22
    Hourly increase: £0.28
  • Scale Point 27
    Annual increase: £548.56
    A monthly increase: £45.71
    Weekly increase: £10.52
    Hourly increase: £0.29
  • Scale Point 28
    Annual increase: £564.10
    A monthly increase: £47.01
    Weekly increase: £10.82
    Hourly increase: £0.30
  • Scale Point 29
    Annual increase: £575.93
    A monthly increase: £47.99
    Weekly increase: £11.05
    Hourly increase: £0.30
  • Scale Point 30
    Annual increase: £591.19
    A monthly increase: £49.27
    Weekly increase: £11.34
    Hourly increase: £0.31
  • Scale Point 31
    Annual increase: £607.74
    A monthly increase: £50.65
    Weekly increase: £11.66
    Hourly increase: £0.32
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
23  £2,774.10  £231.18  £53.20  £1.46
24  £2,867.20  £238.93  £54.99  £1.51
25  £2,957.70  £246.48  £56.72  £1.55
26  £3,045.10  £253.76  £58.40  £1.60
27  £3,134.60  £261.22  £60.12  £1.65
28  £3,223.40  £268.62  £61.82  £1.69
29  £3,291.00  £274.25  £63.12  £1.73
30  £3,378.20  £281.52  £64.79  £1.77
31  £3,472.80  £289.40  £66.60  £1.82

Grade 5

  • Scale Point 32
    Annual increase: £625.54
    A monthly increase: £52.13
    Weekly increase: £12.00
    Hourly increase: £0.33
  • Scale Point 33
    Annual increase: £646.14
    A monthly increase: £53.84
    Weekly increase: £12.39
    Hourly increase: £0.34
  • Scale Point 34
    Annual increase: £663.08
    A monthly increase: £55.26
    Weekly increase: £12.72
    Hourly increase: £0.35
  • Scale Point 35
    Annual increase: £680.58
    A monthly increase: £56.71
    Weekly increase: £13.05
    Hourly increase: £0.36
  • Scale Point 36
    Annual increase: £697.90
    A monthly increase: £58.16
    Weekly increase: £13.38
    Hourly increase: £0.37
  • Scale Point 37
    Annual increase: £715.33
    A monthly increase: £59.61
    Weekly increase: £13.72
    Hourly increase: £0.38
  • Scale Point 38
    Annual increase: £732.92
    A monthly increase: £61.08
    Weekly increase: £14.06
    Hourly increase: £0.39
  • Scale Point 39
    Annual increase: £749.37
    A monthly increase: £62.45
    Weekly increase: £14.37
    Hourly increase: £0.39
  • Scale Point 40
    Annual increase: £767.50
    A monthly increase: £63.96
    Weekly increase: £14.72
    Hourly increase: £0.40
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
32  £3,574.50  £297.88  £68.55  £1.88
33  £3,692.20  £307.68  £70.81  £1.94
34  £3,789.00  £315.75  £72.67  £1.99
35  £3,889.00  £324.08  £74.58  £2.04
36  £3,988.00  £332.33  £76.48  £2.10
37  £4,087.60  £340.63  £78.39  £2.15
38  £4,188.10  £349.01  £80.32  £2.20
39  £4,282.10  £356.84  £82.12  £2.25
40  £4,385.70  £365.48  £84.11  £2.30

Grade 6

  • Scale Point 41
    Annual increase: £785.10
    A monthly increase: £65.43
    Weekly increase: £15.06
    Hourly increase: £0.41
  • Scale Point 42
    Annual increase: £802.53
    A monthly increase: £66.88
    Weekly increase: £15.39
    Hourly increase: £0.42
  • Scale Point 43
    Annual increase: £819.79
    A monthly increase: £68.32
    Weekly increase: £15.72
    Hourly increase: £0.43
  • Scale Point 44
    Annual increase: £846.23
    A monthly increase: £70.52
    Weekly increase: £16.23
    Hourly increase: £0.44
  • Scale Point 45
    Annual increase:  £872.87
    A monthly increase: £72.74
    Weekly increase: £16.74
    Hourly increase: £0.46
  • Scale Point 46
    Annual increase:  £899.47
    A monthly increase: £74.96
    Weekly increase: £17.25
    Hourly increase: £0.47
  • Scale Point 47
    Annual increase: £926.28
    A monthly increase: £77.19
    Weekly increase: £17.76
    Hourly increase: £0.49
  • Scale Point 48
    Annual increase: £952.77
    A monthly increase: £79.40
    Weekly increase: £18.27
    Hourly increase: £0.50
  • Scale Point 49
    Annual increase: £981.31
    A monthly increase: £81.78
    Weekly increase: £18.82
    Hourly increase: £0.52
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
41  £4,486.30  £373.86  £86.04  £2.36
42  £4,585.90  £382.16  £87.95  £2.41
43  £4,684.50  £390.38  £89.84  £2.46
44  £4,835.60  £402.97  £92.74  £2.54
45  £4,987.80  £415.65  £95.66  £2.62
46  £5,139.80  £428.32  £98.57  £2.70
47  £5,293.00  £441.08  £101.51  £2.78
48  £5,444.40  £453.70  £104.41  £2.86
49  £5,607.50  £467.29  £107.54  £2.95

Grade 7

  • Scale Point 50
    Annual increase: £1,009.72
    A monthly increase: £84.14
    Weekly increase: £19.36
    Hourly increase: £0.53
  • Scale Point 51
    Annual increase: £1,038.50
    A monthly increase: £86.54
    Weekly increase: £19.92
    Hourly increase: £0.55
  • Scale Point 52
    Annual increase: £1,072.14
    A monthly increase: £89.34
    Weekly increase: £20.56
    Hourly increase: £0.56
  • Scale Point 53
    Annual increase: £1,107.09
    A monthly increase: £92.26
    Weekly increase: £21.23
    Hourly increase: £0.58
  • Scale Point 54
    Annual increase: £1,143.24
    A monthly increase: £95.27
    Weekly increase: £21.93
    Hourly increase: £0.60
  • Scale Point 55
    Annual increase:  £1,180.64
    A monthly increase: £98.39
    Weekly increase: £22.64
    Hourly increase: £0.62
  • Scale Point 56
    Annual increase: £1,219.47
    A monthly increase: £101.62
    Weekly increase: £23.39
    Hourly increase: £0.64
  • Scale Point 57
    Annual increase: £1,259.56
    A monthly increase: £104.96
    Weekly increase: £24.16
    Hourly increase: £0.66
  • Scale Point 58
    Annual increase: £1, 310.52
    A monthly increase: £109.21
    Weekly increase: £25.13
    Hourly increase: £0.69
2021 Union Claim
Scale Point Annual Increase Monthly Increase Weekly Increase Hourly Increase
50  £5,769.80  £480.82  £110.65  £3.03
51  £5,934.30  £494.53  £113.81  £3.12
52  £6,126.50  £510.54  £117.49  £3.22
53  £6,326.20  £527.18  £121.32  £3.32
54  £6,532.80  £544.40  £125.29  £3.43
55  £6,746.50  £562.21  £129.38  £3.54
56  £6,968.40  £580.70  £133.64  £3.66
57  £7,197.50  £599.79  £138.03  £3.78
58  £7,488.70  £624.06  £143.62  £3.93

Vote to reject the 1.75% pay offer by 23rd September 2021.