Birmingham City Council pay

49 Birmingham City Council employees have taken the Breakroom survey. They told us the following about pay rates and more:

  1. People are paid enough to live on
  2. People are paid below market rates
  3. Breaks aren’t paid
  4. People get sick pay
  5. No unpaid extra work

How much does Birmingham City Council pay per hour?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Birmingham City Council compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

49 employees told us what they're really paid in their jobs…

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Job Birmingham City Council pay per hour
Teacher £9.79–22.31
Teaching assistant £7.44–12.19

What does Birmingham City Council pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Birmingham City Council vary between age groups.

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Age group Birmingham City Council pay per hour
16-17 Not enough data yet
18-20 Not enough data yet
21-24 Not enough data yet
25 and over £8.83–17.86

What is the Real Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Location Real Living Wage
London £10.85
Rest of the UK £9.50

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
Under 18 £4.62
18-20 £6.56
21-22 £8.36
23 or older £8.91

People are paid enough to live on

Excellent
81% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

Based on information from 43 job reviews

Why this matters

Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

Most people are not paid market rates

Not great
65% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

Based on information from 40 job reviews

Why this matters

Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

Not great
74% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

Based on information from 43 job reviews

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Does Birmingham City Council pay sick pay?

Yes. People get proper sick pay

Excellent
93% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on information from 44 job reviews

Why this matters

Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Do workers at Birmingham City Council do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

Good
67% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

Based on information from 12 job reviews

Why this matters

Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Does Birmingham City Council pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid an annual salary

  • 20% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 80% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on information from 49 job reviews