Office for Nuclear Regulation

Pay for inspector roles

Date released
6 July 2021
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

Some inspector roles advertised on your website (Nuclear Safety Inspector – Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Inspector – Human Factors) have different rates of pay to others (Nuclear Safeguards Inspector) despite being the same ‘band’.

Information released

I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA we hold the information requested. We have answered your questions in turn below.

Questions 1 and 2

Please refer to the attached Annex which provides the current pay range details and statistical data requested in questions 1 and 2.

Question 3

The four different specialisms at inspector grade are:

The pay is different between the specialisms to reflect the scarcity of the market skills, the technical expertise and the experience in the nuclear industry.

Exemptions applied


PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable