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2017 pay survey results

The results of the 2017 Police Superintendents’ Association and Superintendents’ Association of Northern Ireland joint pay survey are now available.

The survey was open from September to November 2017 and received 962 responses  – a response rate of 71%, and the highest number ever received for this survey.

The findings informed the staff associations’ submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body pay process for 2018 and the 11 recommendations made.

Headlines from the survey include:

  • Large increases in dissatisfaction with pay and remuneration;
  • A large increase in the proportion of respondents who do not feel fairly paid, with a majority saying they felt less fairly paid in relation to the responsibilities of their job than they did 12 months ago;
  • Dissatisfaction with pensions continues to rise: more than a third of respondents now say that they are dissatisfied with their pension;
  • A large majority of those receiving  London Weighting or a London or South East Allowance  were dissatisfied with the amount;
  • 92% of respondents who performed an on-call function felt that they should be paid an allowance for this;
  • Morale is more likely to be high than low – two thirds say their personal motivation is high –  but taxation policies are having an impact;
  • Notable increases in the proportions of members saying pay and benefits, work/life balance and their workload and responsibilities have had a negative impact upon their morale;
  • More than three-quarters of respondents reported that their workload in the last 12 months has been too high.

The full survey results are available here: PSA & SANI Pay Survey 2017