Pay scales for junior doctors in England

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

Location: England
Audience: Junior doctors
Last reviewed: 1 July 2022
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Pay scales for junior doctors in England

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 2022/23

 

Junior doctors on the 2016 contract

 

Foundation doctors and special registrars (including GP trainees)

Grade Nodal point Value £
FY1 1 29,384
FY2 2 34,012
CT1-CT2 3 40,257
CT3 4 51,017
ST1-2 3 40,257
ST3-5 4 51,017
ST6-8 5 58,398

Junior doctors on the 2002 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Scale Foundation doctor year 1 Foundation doctor year 2
Min 25,494 31,621
1 27,085 33,689
2 28,676 35,757

 

Specialty registrars

Scale Specialty registrar (core training) Specialty registrar (fixed term) Specialty registrar (full)
Min 33,790 33,790 33,790
1 35,858 35,858 35,858
2 38,746 38,746 38,746
3 40,492 40,492 40,492
4 42,598 42,598 42,598
5 44,705 44,705 44,705
6 46,812
7 48,918
8 51,025
9 53,132

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.

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