Pay scales for junior doctors in England

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

Location: England
Audience: Junior doctors
Updated: Thursday 1 April 2021
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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 2021/22

 

Junior doctors on the 2016 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Grade Stage of training Nodal point Value £
Foundation doctor year 1 FY1 1 28,808
Foundation doctor year 2 FY2 2 33,345

 

Specialty registrars (including GP trainees)

Grade Stage of training Nodal point Value £
Specialty registrar (StR) (core training) CT1-CT2 3 39,467
CT3 4 50,017
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST1-2 3 39,467
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST3-5 4 50,017
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST6-8 5 53,077

Junior doctors on the 2002 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Scale Foundation doctor year 1 Foundation doctor year 2
Min 24,994 31,001
1 26,554 33,029
2 28,114 35,056

 

Specialty registrars

Scale Specialty registrar (core training) Specialty registrar (fixed term) Specialty registrar (full)
Min 33,128 33,128 33,128
1 35,155 35,155 35,155
2 37,986 37,986 37,986
3 38,698 38,698 38,698
4 41,763 41,763 41,763
5 43,828 43,828 43,828
6 45,894
7 47,959
8 50,025
9 52,090

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.