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 4 May 2020
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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. 

View the full pay circular

 

Junior doctors on the 2016 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Grade Stage of training Nodal point Value £
Foundation doctor year 1 FY1 1 28,243
Foundation doctor year 2 FY2 2 32,691

 

Specialty registrars (including GP trainees)

Grade Stage of training Nodal point Value £
Specialty registrar (StR) (core training) CT1-CT2 3 38,693
CT3 4 49,036
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST1-2 3 38,693
ST3-8 4 49,036

Junior doctors on the 2002 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Scale Foundation doctor year 2 Foundation doctor year 2
Min 23,553 29,798
1 25,023 31,746
2 26,493 33,695

 

Specialty registrars

Scale Specialty registrar (core training) Specialty registrar (fixed term) Specialty registrar (full)
Min 31,814 31,841 31,841
1 33,790 33,790 33,790
2 36,511 36,511 36,511
3 38,156 38,156 38,156
4 40,141 40,141 40,141
5 42,126 44,126 42,126
6 44,112
7 46,096
8 48,082
9 50,068

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.

We have also produced pay tables which estimate pay for full-time doctors in training, based on your own working patterns.