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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Pension Scheme Contribution Rates

The table below shows the pension scheme contribution rates

Grade (effective from August 2019) Annual salary (Lowest spine point) DUPS gross contribution 6.5% DUPS net contribution Saving USS gross contribution 9.6% USS net contribution Saving
Grade 1 £17,046 £92.33 £62.78 £29.55 N/A N/A N/A
Grade 2 £17,361 £94.04 £63.95 £30.09 N/A N/A N/A
Grade 3 £17,682 £95.78 £65.13 £30.65 N/A N/A N/A
Grade 4 £19,612 £106.23 £72.21 £34.02 N/A N/A N/A
Grade 5 £22,417 £121.43 £82.58 £38.85 N/A N/A N/A
Grade 6 £26,715 N/A N/A N/A £213.72 £145.33 £68.39
Grade 7 £33,797 N/A N/A N/A £270.38 £183.86 £86.52
Grade 8 £41,526 N/A N/A N/A £332.21 £225.90 £106.31
Grade 9 £52,560 N/A N/A N/A £420.48 £264.59 £155.89
Gross contribution = Contribution before tax relief and NI saving from salary sacrifice, this is the amount on your payslip.
Net contribution = Estimated actual cost to members based on single persons tax allowance 2019/2020.