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Can someone explain the pay scale in simple terms please.

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WhataHexIgotinto Sun 08-Oct-17 18:05:52

For example a job advertised at:

NJC Level 3A points 15-16 - what does it actually mean and is there a way to work out the rate per hour? Asking for my sister who (I work in a school but in Scotland so I can't really explain it to her).

Thanks! 😊

frenchfancy17 Sun 08-Oct-17 18:51:35

If she has her pay slip you can. Mine tells me on it.

Take her pay before tax and divide by 52 and then divide by how many hours per week she does.

frenchfancy17 Sun 08-Oct-17 18:52:41

Her annual pay that is.

WhataHexIgotinto Sun 08-Oct-17 18:54:54

Thanks fancy, she's just applying for jobs just now so no payslip yet. What does the 3A 15-16 actually mean?

chocoshopoholic Sun 08-Oct-17 18:58:59

It'll be a grade 3, scale points 15-16. That's around £17k for full time.

An hourly rate would need to know the hours per week and weeks worked alongside the full time hours.

WhataHexIgotinto Sun 08-Oct-17 19:15:53

So do the scale points change according to the length of time in the job or anything?

frenchfancy17 Mon 09-Oct-17 08:10:33

Normally you go up a point every year until you're top of your scale.

chocoshopoholic Mon 09-Oct-17 18:18:18

You'll need to check if the scale point 15-16 is the starting salary or the whole of the allowed range (seems very narrow,) . Each organisation will have a policy on when you can move, whether automatically annually or through performance targets or gaining qualifications.

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