Pay scales for consultants in England

The basic pay scales for NHS consultants in England.

Location: England
Audience: Consultants
Updated: Saturday 1 July 2023
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The tables below list the basic pay scales for consultants in England, and the number of years of service needed to be completed by a consultant to be eligible for each point of the pay scale.

Consultants on the 2003 contract

Threshold Value £
1 (starting salary) 99,532
2a (after 3 years completed as consultant) 105,390
2b (after 4 years completed) 108,390
3 (after 8 years completed) 118,884
4 (after 14 years completed) 131,964

Consultants on the pre-2003 contract

Level Value £
Basic 77,769
1 83,334
2 88,900
3 94,464
4 100,810