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 October 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 2020/21

 

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
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST3-5 4 49,036
Specialty registrar (StR)(run-through training)

Specialty registrar (StR)(higher-training)

Specialist registrar (SpR)
ST6-8 5 52,036

Junior doctors on the 2002 contract

 

Foundation doctors

Scale Foundation doctor year 1 Foundation doctor year 2
Min 24,504 30,393
1 26,034 32,381
2 27,563 34,368

 

Specialty registrars

Scale Specialty registrar (core training) Specialty registrar (fixed term) Specialty registrar (full)
Min 32,478 32,478 32,478
1 34,466 34,466 34,466
2 37,241 37,241 37,241
3 38,920 38,920 38,920
4 40,944 40,944 40,944
5 42,969 42,969 42,969
6 44,994
7 47,018
8 49,044
9 51,069

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.