West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service pay rates

Annual salary rates, hourly rates and overtime rates for WSFRS roles.

Pay rates from 1 July 2020

Firefighter

Firefighter pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Trainee £23,833 £10.88 £16.32
Development £24,826 £11.34 £17.01
Competent £31,767 £14.51 £21.77

Crew Manager

Crew Manager pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £33,763 £15.42 £23.13
Competent £35,219 £16.08 £24.12

Watch Manager

Watch Manager pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £35,981 £16.43 £24.65
Competent A £36,980 £16.89 £25.34
Competent B £39,383 £17.98 £26.97

Station Manager

Station Manager pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £40,964 £18.71 £28.07
Competent A £42,194 £19.27 £28.91
Competent B £45,183 £20.63 £30.95

Group Manager

Group Manager pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £47,179 £21.54 Not applicable
Competent A £48,594 £22.19 Not applicable
Competent B £52,301 £23.88 Not applicable

Area Manager

Area Manager pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £55,389 £25.29 Not applicable
Competent A £57,049 £26.05 Not applicable
Competent B £60,756 £27.74 Not applicable

Retained duty system

Firefighter

Firefighter pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Trainee £2,383 £1,192 £10.88 £4.18
Development £2,483 £1,241 £11.34 £4.18
Competent £3,177 £1,588 £14.51 £4.18

Crew Manager

Crew Manager pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Development £3,376 £1,688 £15.42 £4.18
Competent £3,522 £1,761 £16.08 £4.18

Watch Manager

Watch Manager pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Development £3,598 £1,799 £16.43 £4.18
Competent A £3,698 £1,849 £16.89 £4.18
Competent B £3,938 £1,969 £17.98 £4.18

Station Manager

Station Manager pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Development £4,096 £2,048 £18.71 £4.18
Competent A £4,219 £2,110 £19.27 £4.18
Competent B £4,518 £2,259 £20.63 £4.18

Group Manager

Group Manager pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Development £4,718 £2,359 £21.54 £4.18
Competent A £4,859 £2,430 £22.19 £4.18
Competent B £5,230 £2,615 £23.88 £4.18

Area Manager

Area Manager pay rates, detailing role level, full annual retainer, retainer for day crew duty, hourly rate and disturbance payment per call-out.
Role level Full annual retainer (10 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Retainer for employees on the day crewing duty system (5 per cent of the full-time basic annual salary) Hourly rate Disturbance payment per call-out
Development £5,539 £2,769 £25.29 £4.18
Competent A £5,705 £2,852 £26.05 £4.18
Competent B £6,076 £3,038 £27.74 £4.18

Control specific roles

Firefighter (Control)

Firefighter (Control) pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary (95 per cent of the respective firefighting role basic annual salary) Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Trainee £22,641 £10.34 £15.51
Development £23,585 £10.77 £16.16
Competent £30,179 £13.78 £20.67

Crew Manager (Control)

Crew Manager (Control) pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary (95 per cent of the respective firefighting role basic annual salary) Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £32,075 £14.65 £21.98
Competent £33,458 £15.28 £22.92

Watch Manager (Control)

Watch Manager (Control) pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary (95 per cent of the respective firefighting role basic annual salary) Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £34,182 £15.61 £23.42
Competent A £35,131 £16.04 £24.06
Competent B £37,414 £17.08 £25.62

Station Manager (Control)

Station Manager (Control) pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary (95 per cent of the respective firefighting role basic annual salary) Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £38,916 £17.77 £26.66
Competent A £40,084 £18.30 £27.45
Competent B £42,924 £19.60 £29.40

Group Manager (Control)

Group Manager (Control) pay rates, detailing role level, basic annual salary, basic hourly rate and overtime rate.
Role level Basic annual salary (95 per cent of the respective firefighting role basic annual salary) Basic hourly rate Overtime rate
Development £44,820 £20.47 Not applicable
Competent A £46,164 £21.08 Not applicable
Competent B £49,686 £22.69 Not applicable

Non-operational staff

Fire Control Operator equivalent

Fire Control Operator equivalent levels detailing duration and annual salary.
Duration Annual salary
During first six months £20,299
After six months and during 2nd year £21,199
During 3rd year £22,204
During 4th year £23,297
During 5th year £25,374

Leading Fire Control Operator equivalent

Leading Fire Control Operator equivalent level and annual salary.
Role Annual salary
Leading Fire Control Operator equivalent £27,173

Senior Fire Control Operator equivalent

Senior Fire Control Operator equivalent levels detailing duration and annual salary.
Duration Annual salary
During 1st year in rank £27,869
During 2nd year in rank
£28,926

Junior firefighters 

Junior firefighter levels detailing age and annual salary.
Age Annual salary
16 £11,026
17 £11,847
18 £23,833
 
Last updated:
24 August 2021
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