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Police Officer yearly salaries in the United Kingdom at Police Scotland

Job Title
Police Officer68 salaries
United Kingdom
Average salary
£37,711 per year
Above national average
Average £37,711
Low £19,000
High £61,000

Salary estimated from 68 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: 12 September 2023

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Reviews about Pay & benefits for Police Officer at Police Scotland

Good place to work but difficult role

I worked for police Scotland for only a few months in what was a difficult role. It was challenging and a little to much for me. However training was good and management supportive


Free lunch during training


Long hours and shift work
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Very difficult and stressful job

Pros: excellent job security, extremely varied, salary goes up every year, get to make a genuine difference.Cons: horrible work/life balance due to shift pattern/unsocial hours, resourcing is very low and staff rarely get a break on shift, welfare is awful, exposure to dangerous situations, high workload, difficult to progress, salary isn't high enough for the work involved
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Excellent rewarding career

This job will not suit everyone. It can be long hours, days off can be cancelled at short notice. That said I had a wonderful career. Very rewarding especially when you have positive outcomes. Training is (and has to be) excellent.
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How much does a Police Officer make at Police Scotland in the United Kingdom?

Average Police Scotland Police Officer yearly pay in the United Kingdom is approximately £37,711, which is 19% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 157 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalised comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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