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The Scottish Prison service runs prisons and young offender institutions in Scotland.

What’s the pay at Scottish Prison Service?

The average pay at Scottish Prison Service is between £24.7k and £37.6k per year.

This table shows how pay rates at Scottish Prison Service compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job Scottish Prison Service pay per hour
Prison officer £24.6k-37.4k per year

Last updated 2 June 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 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

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What people are saying about pay at Scottish Prison Service

  • Best thing

    Holidays and sick pay

    Worst thing

    You will get promised things by managment that never materialise all the time


    Scottish Prison Service Maintenance engineer, February 2024

  • Best thing

    Pay, most colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Continious conflict with various people, staff, prisonets, managers.


    Scottish Prison Service Residential Manager, January 2021

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