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HM Prison and Probation Service

HM Prison and Probation Service pay

502 HM Prison and Probation Service 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 market rates
  3. Breaks aren’t paid
  4. People get sick pay
  5. No unpaid extra work

How much does HM Prison and Probation Service pay per hour?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at HM Prison and Probation Service compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

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Job HM Prison and Probation Service pay per hour
Prison officer £10.81–16.01
Administrator £9.35–12.03
Chef £11.62–16.00

What does HM Prison and Probation Service pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at HM Prison and Probation Service vary between age groups.

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Age group HM Prison and Probation Service pay per hour
16-17 Not enough data yet
18-20 £10.96–11.77
21-24 £10.51–14.79
25 and over £10.36–17.65

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
96% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

Based on information from 449 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 paid market rates

Good
55% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

Based on information from 335 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.

No. People don’t get paid breaks

Bad
91% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

Based on information from 497 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 HM Prison and Probation Service pay sick pay?

Yes. People get proper sick pay

Excellent
95% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on information from 486 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 HM Prison and Probation Service do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

Good
65% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

Based on information from 444 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 HM Prison and Probation Service pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid an annual salary

  • 4% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 96% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on information from 502 job reviews