Perhaps you’re thinking of getting a job in the NHS, or maybe you already work for the NHS. Either way it’s useful to know exactly how much you should get paid for a particular job.
The table below shows you all the pay scales for NHS staff, from clinical secretaries, to nurses, to NHS managers. It also allows you to see how much you’ll earn when you get your annual increment (pay rise).
NHS Pay Scales 2012/13
|Band 1||Band 2||Band 3||Band 4||Band 5||Band 6||Band 7||Band 8||Band 9|
|Range A||Range B||Range C||Range D|
Since March 2011, all NHS staff earning over £21,000 have had their pay frozen (you still get your annual increment as this is part of your contract).
The pay freeze is due to end in 2013, when the NHS pay scales shown above should be updated.
High cost area supplements:
If you work in London, then the NHS pay scales are slightly different. NHS staff in London get a supplement to their pay, as shown below:
|Area||Level (1 April 2010)|
|Inner London||20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,036 and a maximum payment of £6,217|
|Outer London||15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,414 and a maximum payment of £4,351|
|Fringe||5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £933 and a maximum payment of £1,616|
Don’t forget that if you work for the NHS, you get a whole host of staff benefits:
- A great pension scheme – The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the most generous in the UK. Each new member of staff automatically becomes a member and gets an excellent package of pension benefits, protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government.
- A starting holiday entitlement of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays. The holiday entitlement increases to 33 days after ten years’ service.
- NHS staff also receive discounts in many high street shops and restaurants.