General practitioner Pay

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Pay guidance for salaried GPs

There is no pay scale for salaried GPs.

For salaried GPs employed under the model salaried GP contract, the minimum annual salary range set out by the DDRB (Doctors and Dentists Review Body) applies. This states that the minimum annual salary for a full-time salaried GP working 37.5 hours or nine sessions per week in England is £58,808  for 2019-20 (plus London weighting for those working in London). For a doctor working less than full time, this salary is calculated on a pro rata basis (eg if working 20 hours per week then the minimum salary would be £31,364.27).

While the DDRB pay range for salaried GPs in England goes up to £88,744 for 2019-20, it is recognised that there is no upper limit. This means that employers are able to award a higher salary and you must ensure your salary reflects the roles’ level of responsibility, your experience and qualifications. In general, it is an outdated pay range that does not reflect the actual salaries of GPs and should not be used as a guide or benchmark in salary negotiations.  

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Salaried GP salary range in England 2019-2020

The pay range for salaried GPs has increased by 2%.

Minimum salary range £
58,808 - 88,744

 

Salaried GP salary range in Northern Ireland - please note latest 2019-20 pay salary ranges are not yet available. 

Listed below is the latest information available.

The pay range for salaried GPs has increased by 4%.

Minimum salary range £

58,205 - 87,831

 

Salaried GP salary range in Scotland 2019-2020

The pay range for salaried GPs has increased by 2.5%.

Minimum salary range £
59,675 - 89,070

 

Salaried GP salary range in Wales 2019-2020

The pay range for salaried GPs has increased by 2.5%.

Minimum salary range £
60,257 - 90,928