Salaries and Pay

Salaries and Pay

The University upholds a framework for the recognition and reward of all employees, which supports the University’s vision and values.

Salary Scales

The University is committed to equality of opportunity relating to pay, salary and career progression for all staff within a framework which is fair, transparent and consistent, as reflected in its pay and grading structures.

Please see current Swansea University rates of pay below:

Salary Scales in Swansea

For further information on the Higher Education Role Analysis (HERA) pay and grading structure, please see the Grade guidance and information.

In addition to the above, you can access the SiriusWeb costing calculator.


It is in the interest of the University to ensure that it has a fair and just pay system. It is important that employees have confidence in the process of eliminating bias through; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation and the University is committed to working in partnership with the recognised trade unions to take action to ensure that it provides equal pay.

Please see the pay, grading and promotion policies here.

How and when do I get paid?

You will be paid on the last day of every month. If the last day falls on a weekend or bank holiday you will be paid on the last working day of that month. Depending on your type of contract, you will normally be paid for the month you have just worked.

Your salary will be paid by via BACS (bank transfer), directly into your bank account.  If you are about to start working at the University, you will need to confirm your bank details by filling out the relevant form in your new starter pack and returning it to the HR department.

If you change your bank details during your employment then you must let payroll know either by returning to them a completed bank details form, or you can amend your bank details online through the University ABW System.

Related Further Information and Downloads:

  • Bank Details Form
  • To change your bank details you will need complete a Bank Details Form ‌and present in person your ID at the Finance Reception for Singleton Staff or with the HRBP team in Engineering for Bay Campus Staff

The Payroll Section of the Finance Department

Based within the Finance Department, the Payroll Section deals with all salary payment issues for staff within the University.  The workload of the team is currently split via Colleges/Departments.

The Payroll & Pensions Office is open for enquires from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.  

If you have any specific queries regarding payments, please contact the appropriate member of staff within the Finance Department.

Payroll Deadlines

In order to facilitate the timely and accurate payment of salaries, all necessary documentation must reach the Human Resources Department within deadline for inclusion in that month’s relevant payroll run. 

We are unable to guarantee that any requests for payment received following these dates will be processed, the default position being they will be actioned for payment the following month.

Payroll Deadline Dates