Pay scales for consultants in Northern Ireland

The basic pay scales for NHS consultants in Northern Ireland.

Location: Northern Ireland
Audience: Consultants
Updated: Friday 28 June 2024
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There are two distinct employment contracts in Northern Ireland and so there are two disctinct payscales for the respective contracts: The pre-2004 consultant contract and the 2004 consultant contract.

The tables below list the basic pay scales for consultants in Northern Ireland.

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Consultants on the 2004 contract

Threshold Value £
1 88,799
2 91,581
3 94,362
4 97,141
5 (5 years as a consultant) 99,913
6 (10 years) 106,520
7 (15 years) 113,124
8 (final) 119,723

If you are on the pre-2004 contract, please refer to the pay circular.