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Pay and Reward

At the University of Liverpool, members of staff can take advantage of the great benefits we offer. 

Competitive Salary

The University of Liverpool offers a generous pay structure that is competitive within the Higher Education sector.

Salary Scales and Hourly Rates


The University also offers a generous annual leave entitlement package for all categories of staff. 

Pension Schemes

As a member of staff you have access to excellent pension benefits.

There are two main pension schemes provided for staff; Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and University of Liverpool Pension Fund (ULPF).  Some staff will be eligible to continue their NHS Pension Scheme. Student workers will be enrolled into the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST). 

Below are details of the pension schemes offered by the University:

  • Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
    This is a national scheme for academic and academic related staff.
  • University of Liverpool Pension Fund (ULPF) 
    This is the scheme for support staff at the University.

  • NHS Pension Scheme
    If you are employed in a clinical or a clinical related role at the University and have been a previous member of the NHS scheme in the last 12 months, you might be able to join the NHS pension scheme

  • National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
    This is the scheme for the casual and student workers and for employees who are not eligible to join USS

Your contract of employment will confirm which pension scheme you can join.

For further information about pensions provided by the University, please contact our pension’s team on 0151 795 4674 or email

Family Friendly

Our family-friendly outlook includes high quality childcare centre and holiday play schemes as well as a Childcare Voucher Scheme. The University also has a range of policies offering parents and carers a family friendly environment to work in including Flexible Working, Maternity and Adoption Leave.

Learning and Development

At Liverpool we have a positive approach to both personal and professional training and development, supported by The Academy. Our induction programmes are tailored to the needs of individuals and a mentoring system is in place. Additionally, we enable leave of absence and study leave provision for academic staff.

Benefits Plus

Members of staff can also take advantage of Benefits Plus. This is a collection of fantastic discounts, offers and promotions provided by local and national services and businesses for University Staff.