Pay & benefits

Pay and benefits

We’re certain that you’ll find your role as a PCSO a genuinely worthwhile experience. Not just for the satisfaction you get from making London safer for everybody, but for the generous package of basic pay plus full range of benefits you’ll receive too. And that’s the case whether you work full-time, part-time or as part of a job share.


Basic salary ranges from £22,052 to £24,550. You may then be entitled to an additional shift disturbance allowance of 12.5%, 15% or 20%, depending on your shift pattern. And you’ll also receive a location allowance – currently £3,406 (inner zone) or £1,807 (outer zone).


The paid annual leave entitlement for full time staff is 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service.

MPS benefits

You’ll also have access to a range of other benefits, including:

  • Metropolitan Police Civil Staff Pension Scheme
  • Sports and social club and facilities
  • Free travel on or off duty on London's buses
  • Interest-free loan to pay for a quarterly or longer London transport season ticket

Financial services

Metfriendly (Metropolitan Police Friendly Society Limited) offers a number of financial services, including:

  • Savings products
  • Investment products
  • Protection products