Pay scales for junior doctors in England

The basic pay scales for junior doctors in training in England.

Location: England
Audience: Junior doctors
Updated: Monday 15 July 2024
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There are two national pay scales which doctors in training in England may be paid under depending on their contract of employment. 

 

Junior doctors on the 2016 contract

 

Foundation doctors and special registrars (including GP registrars)

Grade Nodal point Value £
FY1 1 32,398
FY2 2 37,303
CT1-CT2 3 43,923
CT3 4 55,329
ST1-2 3 43,923
ST3-5 4 55,329
ST6-8 5 63,152

Junior doctors on the 2002 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Scale Foundation doctor year 1 Foundation doctor year 2
Min 28,274 34,769
1 29,960 36,960
2 31,647 39,152

 

Specialty registrars

Scale Specialty registrar (core training) Specialty registrar (fixed term) Specialty registrar (full)
Min 37,068 37,068 37,068
1 39,260 39,260 39,260
2 42,231 42,231 42,231
3 44,171 44,171 44,171
4 46,404 46,404 46,404
5 48,637
6 50,871
7 53,103
8 55,336
9 57,570

Full details of total salaries for doctors in full-time training is available to download in the pay circular above including:

  • banding supplements
  • total salaries for trainees working less than 40 hours a week
  • less than full-time trainees pay arrangements.