Employee Salary

Colchester Borough Council is a Living Wage employer.

The Council pays an hourly rate which is higher than the National Minimum Wage. The Living Wage was introduced in April 2013, and we are proud to be among the first councils to have adopted Living Wage rates.

Third-party contracted staff who cannot be moved onto the Living Wage immediately will be phased onto it incrementally over time, as contracts come up for renewal.

Our apprentices are paid the age-based National Minimum Wage.

Salary range

All our jobs have been independently assessed and allocated a salary range suitable for each role. Staff can move up to the top of their salary range by annual steps, which we call increments.

Movement is subject to meeting performance goals, which are set annually between an employee and their manager.