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Police Scotland is responsible for law enforcement in Scotland.


What’s the pay at Police Scotland?

The average pay at Police Scotland is between £11.05 and £20.38 per hour.

Last updated 12 February 2023

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 £11.95
Rest of the UK £10.90

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 £4.81
18-20 £6.83
21-22 £9.18
23 or older £9.50

How we know this

Based on 53 job reviews from people who work at Police Scotland.

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What people are saying about pay at Police Scotland

  • Best thing

    Pay, opportunities

    Worst thing

    Lack of common sense approach


    Police Scotland Police officer, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    12 hour shifts and work load and admin duties


    Police Scotland Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    every day is different and a new challenge
    The pay is good
    Flexibility to work indoors or outdoors, autonomy

    Worst thing

    the high level of risk we carry and time pressure


    Police Scotland Sergeant, September 2020

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