The amount of contributions that you pay will depend upon your pensionable earnings. Your employer will allocate you to a contribution band based on these earnings.

Your employer will let you know which of the bands you fall into and arrange for the relevant contributions to be paid.

If you are a part time worker, your contribution rate is based on your actual earnings.

Your employer may change your band if your pay changes during the year.

This will be in accordance with their policy statement.

The table below shows the pay ranges and corresponding employee contribution rates that apply to the LGPS in England and Wales from 1 April 2021.

Band Actual pensionable pay
for an employment
Main section
contribution rate for
that employment
50/50 section
contribution rate for
that employment
1 Up to £14,600 5.50% 2.75%
2 £14,601 to £22,900 5.80% 2.90%
3 £22,901 to £37,200 6.50% 3.25%
4 £37,201 to £47,100 6.80% 3.40%
5 £47,101 to £65,900 8.50% 4.25%
6 £65,901 to £93,400 9.90% 4.95%
7 £93,401 to £110,000 10.50% 5.25%
8 £110,001 to £165,000 11.40% 5.70%
9 £165,001 or more 12.50% 6.25%