National pay scales for eligible healthcare occupation codes (2023)

National pay scales for eligible healthcare occupation codes (1)

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Minimum annual salary (‘going rate’) for healthcare jobs on the list of eligible health and education public sector jobs.

Organised by area of the UK and pay band.

Occupations paid by NHS bands

Source: NHS Agenda for Change 2020/21

Based on a 37.5-hour week, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

These bands apply to the following healthcare occupation codes:

  • 2212: psychologists
  • 2213: pharmacists
  • 2214: ophthalmic opticians
  • 2217: medical radiographers
  • 2218: podiatrists
  • 2219: health professionals not elsewhere classified
  • 2221: physiotherapists
  • 2222: occupational therapists
  • 2223: speech and language therapists
  • 2229: therapy professionals not elsewhere classified
  • 2231: nurses
  • 2232: midwives
  • 2442: social workers
  • 3213: paramedics
  • 3218: health associate professionals not elsewhere classified
  • 3219: health associate professionals not elsewhere classified
  • 6141: nursing auxiliaries and assistants
  • 6143: dental nurses

Occupation codes 3218 (Medical and dental technicians), 3219 (Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified), 6141 (Nursing auxiliaries and assistants) and 6143 (Dental nurses) are not eligible for the Global Business Mobility routes.

Band or equivalent England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Band 3 £21,730 £23,914 £21,730 £20,330
Band 4 £23,949 £25,914 £23,949 £22,549
Band 5 £27,055 £28,384 £27,055 £25,645
Band 6 £33,706 £35,522 £33,706 £32,306
Band 7 £41,659 £43,422 £41,659 £40,057
Band 8a £48,526 £53,513 £48,526 £47,126
Band 8b £56,164 £63,530 £56,164 £54,764
Band 8c £67,064 £75,711 £67,064 £65,664
Band 8d £79,592 £90,590 £79,592 £78,192
Band 9 £95,135 £107,840 £95,135 £93,735

Medical practitioners (doctors) - England

Source: NHS Employers Pay and Conditions Circular MD-3-2022 (nhsemployers.org)

Occupation code: 2211.

Based on a 40-hour week, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Medical professionals on the NHS junior doctor contract

Job Going rate
Foundation year 1 (F1) and equivalent £29,384
Foundation year 2 (F2) and equivalent £34,012
Specialty registrar (StR) at ST/CT1-2 and equivalent £40,257
Specialty registrar (StR) at CT/ST3 and above £51,017

Other medical professionals

Job Going rate
Specialty doctor and equivalent £50,373
Salaried General practitioner (GP) and equivalent £65,070
Specialist doctor and equivalent £80,693
Consultant and equivalent £88,364

Medical practitioners (doctors) - Scotland

Source: NHS Pay and Conditions Circular: PCS(DD)2022/01

Occupation code: 2211.

Based on a 40-hour week, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Medical professionals on the NHS junior doctor contract

Job Going rate
Foundation year 1 (F1) and equivalent £27,653
Foundation year 2 (F2) and equivalent £34,299
Specialty registrar (StR) £36,472

Other medical professionals

Job Going rate
Specialty doctor and equivalent £45,978
Salaried General practitioner (GP) and equivalent £66,031
Consultant and equivalent £91,474

Medical practitioners (doctors) - Wales

Source: Welsh Government Pay Circular M&D(W) 02/2022

Occupation code: 2211.

Based on a 40-hour week, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Medical professionals on the NHS junior doctor contract

Job Going rate
Foundation year 1 (F1) and equivalent £26,714
Foundation year 2 (F2) and equivalent £33,135
Specialty registrar (StR) at ST/CT1-2 and equivalent £35,408
Specialty registrar (StR) at CT/ST3 and above £46,844

Other medical professionals

Job Going rate
Specialty doctor and equivalent £35,408
Salaried General practitioner (GP) and equivalent £66,676
Consultant and equivalent £86,063

Medical practitioners (doctors) - Northern Ireland

Source: Workforce policy guidance 2022 - HSC Circular (TC8) 03/2022 - Pay and Conditions of Service for Hospital, Medical and Dental Staff - Pay Award 2022/23

Occupation code: 2211.

Based on a 40-hour week, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Medical professionals on the NHS junior doctor contract

Job Going rate
Foundation year 1 (F1) and equivalent £26,713
Foundation year 2 (F2) and equivalent £33,133
Specialty registrar (StR) at ST/CT1-2 and equivalent £35,405
Specialty registrar (StR) at CT/ST3 and above £40,597

Other medical professionals

Job Going rate
Specialty doctor (new 2021 contract) and equivalent £45,344
Salaried General practitioner (GP) and equivalent £66,013
Specialist (new 2021 contract) and equivalent £79,894
Consultant and equivalent £88,799

Dental practitioners (dentists) - England

Source: NHS Employers Pay and Conditions Circular MD-3-2022 (nhsemployers.org)

Occupation code: 2215.

Based on the weekly hours stated in the table, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Job Going rate Weekly hours
Dental foundation training and equivalent £34,728 35-hour week
Dental core training (hospital dental services) and equivalent £40,257 35-hour week
Dental specialty training and equivalent £51,017 35-hour week
Band A posts (for example, Community practitioner) and equivalent £44,955 37.5-hour week
Band B posts (for example, Senior dental officer) and equivalent £69,930 37.5-hour week
Band C posts (for example, Specialist / managerial posts) and equivalent £83,666 37.5-hour week
Consultant and equivalent £88,364 40-hour week

Dental practitioners (dentists) - Scotland

Source: NHS Pay and Conditions Circular: PCS(DD)2022/01

Occupation code: 2215.

Based on the weekly hours stated in the table, they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Job Going rate Weekly hours
Dental foundation training (hospital dental services), known as Vocational Training in Scotland £35,246 35-hour week
Dental core training and equivalent £40,509 40-hour week
Band A posts (for example, Community practitioner) and equivalent £46,310 40-hour week
Band B posts (for example, Senior dental officer) and equivalent £72,037 40-hour week
Band C posts (for example, Specialist / managerial posts) and equivalent £86,187 40-hour week

Dental practitioners (dentists) - Wales

Source: Welsh Government Pay Circular M&D(W) 02/2022

Occupation code: 2215.

Based on a 40-hour week - they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Job Going rate
Dental foundation training (hospital dental services) and equivalent £34,380
Dental core training and equivalent £39,958
Band A posts (for example, Community practitioner) and equivalent £44,957
Band B posts (for example, Senior dental officer) and equivalent £69,932
Band C posts (for example, Specialist / managerial posts) and equivalent £83,671
Consultant and equivalent £86,063

Dental practitioners (dentists) - Northern Ireland

Source: Workforce policy guidance 2022 - HSC Circular (TC8) 03/2022 - Pay and Conditions of Service for Hospital, Medical and Dental Staff - Pay Award 2022/23

Occupation code: 2215.

Based on the weekly hours stated in the table - they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Job Going rate Weekly hours
Dental foundation year two training (hospital dental services) and equivalent £33,133 40-hour week
Dental specialty training and equivalent £35,405 40-hour week
Community dental officer and equivalent £44,957 37.5-hour week
Senior community dental officer and equivalent £69,933 37.5-hour week
Specialist community dentist £83,666 37.5-hour week
Assistant community clinical director £83,666 37.5-hour week
Clinical director £83,666 37.5-hour week

Administrative dentists - Northern Ireland

Based on the weekly hours stated in the table - they must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.

Job Going rate Weekly hours
Dental officer £41,262 37-hour week
Senior dental officer £58,962 37-hour week
Assistant clinical director £78,350 37-hour week
Clinical director £78,350 37-hour week
Consultant Northern Ireland £88,799 40-hour week
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