Your firefighters' pension scheme contributions

The amount you pay towards your pension depends on how much you earn. Your contributions are deducted from your pay before tax is applied - meaning you get income tax relief on your contributions.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also pays into the pension scheme on your behalf.

The current contribution rates for the various firefighters' pension schemes are shown in the tables below:

2015 Scheme

 
Pensionable pay range Contribution rate
Up to £27,818 a year 11.0%
£27,819 to £51,515 12.9%
£51,516 to £142,500 13.5%
More than £142,501 14.5%

 

2006 Scheme

 
Pensionable pay range Contribution rate
Up to and including £15,609 8.5%
£15,610 to £21,852 9.4%
£21,853 to £31,218 10.4%
£31,219 to £41,614 10.9%
£41,615 to £52,030 11.2%
£52,031 to £62,436 11.3%
£62,437 to £104,060 11.7%
£104,061 to £124,872 12.1%
More than £124,872 12.5%

 

1992 Scheme

 
Pensionable pay range Contribution rate
Up to and including £15,609 11.0%
£15,610 to £21,852 12.2%
£21,853 to £31,218 14.2%
£31,219 to £41,614 14.7%
£41,615 to £52,030 15.2%
£52,031 to £62,436 15.5%
£62,437 to £104,060 16.0%
£104,061 to £124,872 16.5%
More than £124,872 17.0%

 

Please note that temporary payments, including temporary promotion payments, are not pensionable

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