Pay and benefits

Basic information about the salary and benefits you can expect to receive as a police community support officer.

Pay for police community support officers (PCSOs) varies from force to force, usually starting at just over £16,000 (although those working in London will receive more), and rising steadily as you gain experience.

PCSOs receive a wide range of benefits, including a fair and inclusive promotion policy, flexible working hours and more.


If you become a PCSO you can expect:

  • a flexible working schedule
  • paid over-time
  • a minimum of 21 days annual leave
  • fully paid sick leave.

For more detailed information, contact your chosen force.