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Departmental Pay

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the salary range is for each pay band of civil servants in his Department. (188800)

For the financial year 2007-08 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) applies the following salary ranges to staff in each pay band.

FCO band

Civil service equivalent

Minimum salary (£)

Maximum salary (£)

Al

Administrative Assistant

14,732

16,681

A2

Administrative Officer

16,914

21,082

B3

Executive Officer

19,568

26,778

C4

Higher Executive Officer

21,759

31,290

C5

Senior Executive Officer

27,992

37,999

D6

Grade 7

37,069

52,786

D7

Grade 6

45,735

63,000

For staff in the senior management structure (SMS), equivalent to the senior civil service (SCS), the FCO operates reward arrangements within a framework managed by the Cabinet Office. The Government set salary ranges for these pay bands centrally for all Whitehall Departments in response to recommendations from the Senior Salaries Review Board. The ranges are currently:

FCO pay band

Civil service pay band

Minimum (£)

Ceiling (£)

SMS 1 Assistant Director

SCS 1

56,100

116,000

SMS 2 Director

SCS 2

81,600

160,000

Senior Head of Mission (SMS 3/4) Director General plus above

SCS 3

99,960

205,000

Staff working in London also receive a non-consolidated, non-pensionable location allowance of £3,000 per annum.