Pay scales for consultants in Wales

The basic pay scales for NHS consultants in Wales.

Location: Wales
Audience: Consultants
Updated: Friday 8 October 2021
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The tables below list the basic pay scales for consultants in Wales for 2021-2022.

 

Consultants on the 2003 contract

Threshold Value £
Min 82,356
1 84,979
2 89,366
3 94,459
4 100,278
5 103,596
6 106,920

Commitment awards

Level Value £
1 3,334
2 6,668
3 10,002
4 13,336
5 16,670
6 20,004
7 23,338
8 26,672

Annual payments

Consultants in Wales on the below pay points are to receive a single non-consolidated and non-pensionable payment.

  • Point 0 - £2,500
  • Point 1 - £2,500
  • Point 2 - £500

The first payment was paid in the March 2021 payroll. Future payments will be made on a consultant’s start date and on following year’s incremental date.

These payments will be for those employed under the amendment to the national consultant contract in Wales on any of the above pay points from 1 April 2020. The payment will not be prorated on the grounds of less-than full time.

These arrangements will continue until 31 March 2025 unless agreed otherwise in future pay letter from Welsh Government.

Where consultants are employed by two or more employers in NHS Wales, the payment will be paid by the employer with more contracted sessions.