Pay grades for Information Management roles: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02980
Date received: 8 November 2017
Date responded: 12 November 2017

Information requested

The pay grade/grid or general entry pay level for these following positions:

  • Freedom of Information Officer
  • Records Management
  • Data Protection Officer


The Scottish Government has a pay and grading system which has nine Pay Ranges within three broad Pay Bands. A job evaluation and grading system is used to assess the overall range of skills, knowledge, qualification etc. required to undertake roles at each pay range, i.e. the 'job weight'. There is no corporate policy around job titles and it is the responsibility of business areas to determine an appropriate description for each role within their structure taking account of the job weight.

The positions within your request can fall anywhere within the Scottish Government pay and grading structure depending on the specific duties and responsibilities assigned to the role.

The pay ranges with effect from 1 August 2017 are presented below. The policy expectation is that new recruits would be placed at the minimum of the pay range.


1 August 2017

MAX A3 A4 B1 B2 B3 BF C1 C2 C3
Max-4 46889 56488
Max-3 23617 28033 35269 27819 49124 59281 67761
Max-2 17642 20406 24650 29399 37727 30442 51359 62074 68533
Max-1 18812 21620 25682 30764 40185 32198 53594 64868 69304
Max 19982 22659 26713 32130 42643 34388 55828 67660 70074

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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