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Job titles and salary ranges of TPR lawyers

Request

  1. Job titles, grades and salary ranges for all roles within the PR that require one to be eligible to practice as a barrister or solicitor
  2. Number of males and females in the grade of lead/principal/senior lawyer (the grade below the SCS) where line management of more junior staff is required
  3. Average pay of men and women at this grade
  4. The number of men earning more than £72,000 per annum

Response

I can confirm that we hold information falling within scope of your request.

Information we are able to supply

The Pensions Regulator does not operate within the civil service grades; therefore, the information is provided against our grading system.

1. Job titles, grades and salary ranges for all roles within the PR that require one to be eligible to practice as a barrister or solicitor;

Post  Grade Name  Grade Min (£)  Grade Max (£) 
AE Lawyer  Principal  52,465   71,387 
General Counsel and Director of Legal  Director  101,504  152,593  
Lawyer  Principal 52,465  71,387  
Lead Lawyer  Business Lead  62,451  84,974  
Lead Litigation Lawyer  Business Lead   62,451  84,974  
Lead Pensions Lawyer Business Lead   62,451  84,974  
Litigation Lawyer  Principal  52,465  71,387  
PAS Lawyer  Principal  52,465  71,387  
Pensions Lawyer  Principal  52,465  71,387  
Procurement Lawyer  Principal  52,465  71,387  

2. Number of males and females in the grade of lead/principal/senior lawyer (the grade below the SCS) where line management of more junior staff is required;
a. 3 are Male, 4 are Female.

3. Average pay of men and women at this grade;
a. As we do not operate civil service grades we have provided the average salary of all:

  Male  Female 
Average Salary of all Lawyers*  £91,831  £90,436 

*Excludes the Director of Legal

4.  The number of men earning more than £72,000 per annum.

  Included in Data Set  Earning over £72,000 
Male  18  18 
Female  32  31 
  50  49 

The grades listed in the first table above were implemented from April 2019. Where existing roles have a salary above the new grade maximum, the salary of the existing role was not changed. The averages listed and calculations of those earning above £72,000 include roles from historic and current grading.