Salaries for government statisticians vary between departments and locations.
In London, average starting pay is around £29,000 for assistant statisticians, £26,000 for statistical officers and temporary statistical officers. Regionally, average starting pay is around £26,000 for assistant statisticians, £23,000 for statistical officers and temporary statistical officers.
Some departments operate a flexible starting pay policy to recognise previous experience and qualifications.
Increases in pay depend purely on performance. Once you enter at a more senior level (eg Grade 7 Statistician), starting salaries are around £44,000 to £50,000.
There are substantial staff benefits such as a generous annual holiday entitlement and the opportunity to join either a final salary occupational pension scheme or a money-purchase ‘partnership’ scheme.
Salaries for all staff are reviewed annually and vacancies for posts open to existing GSS employees are advertised regularly throughout the GSS. Promotions are made on merit and will generally involve an interview with senior GSS staff.