It's NOT just Tube drivers: Take a look at the MASSIVE salaries of TfL workers

Station supervisor’s salary: £50,000 - £54,999

We’re just into the second week of 2016 and a barrage of Tube strikes has already been announced.

Yesterday, rail workers union RMT and Tube drivers’ union Aslef said they’re going to stage three strikes in January and February over pay and Night Tube disputes.

The argument against strikes is that the Night Tube will be a massive benefit to the economy and that workers are being offered fair pay.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “London Underground, Transport for London (TfL) and City Hall won’t bow to unreasonable demands.”

In a statement, he added: “The Night Tube will be of massive benefit to London’s economy, it’s supported by the vast majority of Londoners, it means thousands of jobs for Londoners and hundreds of jobs for London Underground, and there will be no changes to the work life balance of staff.

“It was accompanied by a very fair financial offer for drivers who already take home nearly £50,000 a year for a 36 hour week with 43 days holiday. Incredibly that wasn’t enough for union bosses. They chose to reject our offer – again without ever properly consulting their membership.

“LU has advertised for 200 new part-time drivers. We’ve had over six thousand applications, many from existing drivers who want to work on the night tube, even if their union bosses don’t want them to.”

“These strikes are absurd. They will hit the travelling public, business and hard-working tube staff, many of whom clearly don’t believe in this nonsense. And for what? Ultimately it will do nothing to prevent the advent of the night tube – a 24-hour service for a 21st century city.”

But how much money do TfL workers earn? Take a look at these salaries of some TfL staff:

1. Tube driver

According to TfL, the salary for a Tube driver is £49,673, with 43 days annual leave.

> Read: Tube drivers get paid big bucks. Here are 5 stats to prove it

 

2. Customer service assistant

The salary for a customer service assistant is £30,000, rising to £50,000 for a station supervisor, with 52 days annual leave.

 

3. Station Supervisor

Job role: Supervision of all aspects of station operations during traffic hours ensuring health and safety standards are met.

Salary: £50,000 - £54,999

Performance award: £1 - £4,999

 

4. Control Room Technician

Job role: To ensure the safe, efficient and cost effective availability and performance of trains.

Salary: £50,000 - £54,999

Performance award: £1 - £4,999

 

5. Duty Train Staff Manager

Job role: Provide effective train operator performance and deployment to maximise customer benefit on behalf of the train operations manager.

Salary: £55,000 - £59,999

Performance award: £1 - £4,999

 

6. Engineer

Job role: Provide effective train operator performance and deployment to maximise customer benefit on behalf of the train operations manager.

Salary: £50,000 - £54,999

Performance award: £1 - £4,999

Benefit in kind: £1 - £999

 

7. Line Upgrades & Training Manager

Job role: Ensuring upgrades and training are delivered inline with project implementation milestones.

Salary: £50,000 - £54,999

Performance award: £1 - £4,999

Benefit in kind: £1 - £999

Take a look at the attached document (on the right) for a full list of TfL salaries

 

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Readers' comments (11)

  • not very illuminating - can you give the basic hourly rate please.

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  • Anonymous

    What lazy journalism. The one line job descriptions don't give a layperson any understanding of what is actually involved in these various roles.

    I'm an engineer at London Underground (with a Masters in Engineering from a top 10 uni), and the description given is nothing to do with my job, or the majority of mu colleagues. Also note, I am paid less than the figure quoted, and have no idea what this mysterious "performance award" is. If you have any more information, please let me know!

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  • Hi Anonymous. These figures are from TfL, check out the excel sheet on the side. Also, the job decription is what TfL states on its website.

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  • @Anonymous,shruti
    The problem is the word 'Engineer'
    In the UK it can be a person who fixes your washing machine with little or no qualifications to a person who designs high end tech products such as satellite systems with a PhD degree.

    At the very least TfL should give the position a full title. But guess they would have to employ a specialist team to do that on £70.,000 each!

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  • The unions are basically racketeers. They know they have London, one of the major financial capitals of the world, by the short and curlies. They harp on about passenger safety but this is just an excuse, what else can they say? They are only interested in squeezing out as much as possible. So they get better and better deals each year (around 3 strikes every year for the last 20 years) Londoners sigh and just accept it as they have to get to work, and the fares keep going up to pay for all this nonsense.
    The unions blackmailed management into giving them a 'bonus' when the Olympics were on, to make sure they didn't strike.
    They let the mayor announce the 24 hour tube, did nothing until 2 weeks before it was due to start, then said they want to only work 4 days. It's just not on
    Union bosses need to realise that this cant go on. They have had a very good run, but enough is enough. If the workers don't like their working conditions, they can leave and find a job elsewhere, they are not chained to the steering wheel of the tubes. But on 50 grand for 36 hours a week and 43 days holiday, plus a guaranteed yearly increase by going on strike, why should they?
    The government needs to act....

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  • Anonymous

    The only problem here is the Union as usual you have got some unqualified roughnecks who think they hold all the cards. Refuse to deal with them & have the Lu staff form their own negotiating body. Failing that sack the lot of them & retrain & restaff LU. ]They might feel a little differently when they are drawing the dole. No one body has the right to hold anyone to ransom. Maggie

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  • Anonymous

    The only problem here is the Union as usual you have got some unqualified roughnecks running the show who think they hold all the cards. Refuse to deal with them & have the Lu staff form their own negotiating body. Failing that sack the lot of them & retrain & restaff LU. They might feel a little differently when they are drawing the dole. No one body has the right to hold anyone to ransom.
    Where did these lengthy annual leave allowances come from. Maggie

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  • Why does the writer make the assumption that it is the TFL drivers who are paid too much rather than focusing on the fact that many workers are being paid too little, which means the average is actually far too low?

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  • Anonymous

    These unions will desemate there members jobs ,the time will come when the drivers will become to expensive to employ ,the trains will run under computer control ! The unions won't like it! But ultimately it will happen,it's not if, its when! You only have to look at other industries that have disappeared such as car manufacturing in UK, It has returned "but less employees highly automated , the Air Bus Dream liner could fly any where on auto pilot! It will happen .There are automated tills in shops, they don't require holidays ,and pensions no national insurance and work 24/7 ,think on!

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  • Anonymous

    We don't have full automation yet, the AutoPilot still needs 2 pilots and the till needs someone to watch.

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