The rewards you'll receive

The rate of pay for on-call firefighters is dependent on your availability. The retaining fee is worked out depending upon the number of hours available given by you on a weekly basis.

As well as the retaining fee, you will also get paid an hourly rate for attending the following:

  • Drill Nights
  • Training Courses
  • Community Safety Work
  • Standard Tests

 

Your salary

Select from the tabs below to view example salary packages.

Firefighter        
With effect from
01 July 2023

100% Retainer
On-Call 120 hrs +
per Week

75% Retainer
On-Call 119 hrs
& below per week
Hourly Rate
of Pay
Attendance
Fee
Trainee 2,718 2,038.50 12.41 4.77
Development 2,831 2,123.25 12.93 4.77
Competent 3,623 2,717.25 16.54 4.77
Crew Manager        
With effect from
01 July 2023
100% Retainer
On-Call 120 hrs +
per Week
75% Retainer
On-Call 119 hrs
& below per week
Hourly Rate
of Pay
Attendance
Fee
Development 3,850 2,887.50 17.58 4.77
Competent 4,016 3,012 18.34 4.77
Watch manager        
With effect from
01 July 2023
100% Retainer
On-Call 120 hrs +
per Week
75% Retainer
On-Call 119 hrs
& below per week
Hourly Rate
of Pay
Disturbance
Fee
Development 4,103 3,077.25 18.74 4.77
Competent A 4,217 3,162.75 19.26 4.77
Competent B 4,491 3,368.25 20.51 4.77

Example salary

Yearly Benefits (based on Gross Payment) 

Competent Firefighter (100% Retainer), attending on average 50 call outs per year (based on average time) =

  £
Retainer fee 3,053.00
48 weekly drill periods, 4 weeks annual leave 1,338.24
Call outs (based on 50 call outs) 1,099.00
TOTAL 5,490.24

 

Pensionable pay

You will be able to contribute to the Firefighters Pension Scheme (Wales 2015) from your induction day. Current rate as a Competent Firefighter, Employee pays 12.9% and Employer pays 27.3% of your salary.

Annual leave

You will be entitled to 28 days annual leave a year, rising to 35 days after 5 years of continuous employment.

 

Have you got what it takes?

In the next section, we'll explain how the selection process works.