Pay scales for SAS doctors in England

The basic pay scales for specialty and associate staff (SAS) doctors in England.

Location: England
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Thursday 30 September 2021
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The tables below list the basic pay scales for specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in England for 2021 and information on certain closed grades.

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Specialty doctors on the 2021 contract

Scale value Value £
Min 45,124
1 49,745
2 55,790
3 58,756
4 62,978
5 66,614
6 70,249
7 73,883
8 77,519

Specialist doctors on the 2021 contracts

Scale value Value £
Min 79,894
1 (3 years completed as a specialist) 85,286
2 (6 years completed) 90,677

SAS doctors on the 2008 contract*

Scale value Associate specialist Specialty doctor
Min 59,436 42,393
1 64,215 46,017
2 68,991 50,730
3 75,299 53,255
4 80,767 56,894
Threshold 1
5 83,035 60,519
6 85,995 64,225
7 88,955 67,933
Threshold 2
8 91,915 71,640
9 94,875 75,346
10 97,838 79,054

Associate specialists on the pre-2008 contract*

Level Value £
Min 43,413
1 48,012
2 52,610
3 57,207
4 61,806
5 66,403
6 72,475
7 77,738
Discretionary points
8 79,922
9 82,771
10 85,620
11 88,469
12 91,318
13 94,169

Staff grade doctors on the pre-2008 contract*

Level Value £
Min 39,274
1 42,393
2 45,509
3 48,627
4 51,746
5 55,416
Discretionary points
6 57,981
7 61,097
8 64,215
9 67,334
10 70,450
11 73,570

Senior and clinical medical officers*

Level Senior clinical medical officer Clinical medical officer
Min 53,166 37,624
1 56,402 39,661
2 59,637 41,697
3 62,872 43,734
4 66,109 45,771
5 69,344 47,808
6 72,579 49,845
7 75,815 51,883

*Closed grades 

Information on the closed grades has been included for practitioners who were placed on these scales prior to them being closed.

No further practitioners should be placed on these pay scales.

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