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Main Salary and grading structure

Oxford University operates a main salary and grading structure based on a National Pay Spine.

Salaries are uplifted in line with national agreements on an annual basis (the 'cost of living allowance' or COLA),  normally in August. Staff salary scales are normally reviewed with effect from 1 August of each year in response to nationally agreed salary settlements, where these are approved by Council for implementation at Oxford.

Oxford is accredited as a living wage employer. The bottom points of the pay scale are therefore reviewed annually in line with the increase in the living wage.

The salary scales for academic, non-academic and academic-related staff can be found on the Finance Division's Salary Scales webpages.

 If you have any questions about your salary, please contact your line manager or a member of our HR team in the first instance.