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Border Force is responsible for frontline border control operations at air, sea and rail ports in the UK.

gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force

What’s the pay at Border Force?

The average pay at Border Force is between £25.0k and £41.6k per year.

Last updated 25 March 2024

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 £13.15
Rest of the UK £12.00

What is the legal minimum wage?

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

Age group Legal minimum wage
21 or older £11.44
18-20 £8.60
Under 18 £6.40
Apprentices £6.40

How we know this

Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and March 2024.

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What people are saying about pay at Border Force

  • Best thing

    I have a nice view.

    Worst thing

    Pay, shifts and ability to do the job well.

    2.8

    Border Force Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Working outside and good colleagues

    Worst thing

    Poor Management
    Nepotistic environment
    Face fits situation
    Pay frozen for the past 12 years

    7.0

    Border Force Border force officer, January 2021

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