Your contribution depends on your actual pay on 1 April as shown in the table below, with those in 50/50 paying half.

Pay tranche                 Contribution rate paid on that tranche in 2018 / 2019

Up to and including £21,300               5.50%
Above £21,300 and up to £26,100       7.25%
Above £26,100 and up to £35,700       8.50%
Above £35,700 and up to £47,600       9.50%
Above £47,600                                12.00%

To see the effect of using the above tranches on any pay, your contribution rate is available from our contribution calculator in the Tools area.

Your employer pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it's always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay.

You get tax relief on your contributions - the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.