Pay Rates

Agenda for Change Pay Rates

View the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook known as Agenda for Change for the full terms and conditions of NHS employment.


The table below shows the values of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay points from 1 April 2018. Full details of the pay arrangements are available in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

Spine points are no longer used following the 2018 changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, but for ease of reference the table below contains the previous spine point that corresponds to the new pay structure value.

Band Previous spine point Minimum years of experience 2018/19 annual value (£)
Band 1 2 < 1 year 17,460
3 1+ years 17,460
Band 2 2 < 1 year 17,460
3 1 – 2 years 17,460
4 2 – 3 years 17,460
5 3 – 4 years 17,460
6 4 – 5 years 17,460
7 5 – 6 years 17,787
8 6+ years 18,702
Band 3 6 < 1 year 17,787
7 1 – 2 years 17,787
8 2 – 3 years 18,429
9 3 – 4 years 18,608
10 4 – 5 years 19,122
11 5 – 6 years 19,700
12  6+ years 20,448
 Band 4 11 < 1 year 20,150
12 1 – 2 years 20,150
13 2 – 3 years 20,859
14 3 – 4 years 21,582
15 4 – 5 years 22,238
16 5 – 6 years 22,460
17 6+ years 23,363
Band 5 16 < 1 year 23,023
17 1 – 2 years 23,023
18 2 – 3 years 23,951
19 3 – 4 years 24,915
20 4 – 5 years 25,934
21 5 – 6 years 26,963
22  6 – 7 years 28,050
23 7+ years 29,608
Band 6 21 < 1 year 28,050
22 1 – 2 years 28,050
23 2 – 3 years 29,177
24 3 – 4 years 30,070
25 4 – 5 years 31,121
26 5 – 6 years 32,171
27 6 – 7 years 33,222
28 7 – 8 years 34,403
29 8+ years 36,644
Band 7 26 < 1 year 33,222
27 1 – 2 years 33,222
28 2 – 3 years 34,403
29 3 – 4 years 36,111
30 4 – 5 years 37,161
31 5 – 6 years 38,344
32 6 – 7 years 39,656
33 7 – 8 years 41,034
34 8+ years 43,041
Band 8a 33  < 1 year 42,414
34 1 – 2 years 42,414
35 2 – 3 years 44,121
36 3 – 4 years 45,827
37 4 – 5 years 47,798
38 5+ years 49,969
Band 8b 37 < 1 year 49,242
38 1 – 2 years 49,242
39 2 – 3 years 51,737
40 3 – 4 years 54,625
41 4 – 5 years 57,515
42 5+ years 59,964
Band 8c 41 < 1 year 59,090
42 1 – 2 years 59,090
43 2 – 3 years 61,105
44 3- 4 years 63,966
45 4 – 5 years 68,256
46 5+ years 71,243
Band 8d 45 < 1 year 70,206
46 1 – 2 years 70,206
47 2 – 3 years 73,132
48 3- 4 years 76,707
49 4 – 5 years 80,606
50 5+ years 85,333
Band 9 49 < 1 year 84,507
50 1 – 2 years 84,507
51 2 – 3 years 88,563
52 3- 4 years 92,814
53 4 – 5 years 97,269
54 5+ years 102,506

 

Additional guidance is available which describes how to read a pay journey from the pay scales.


Annex 9: High cost area supplements from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021

Area 1 April 2018 1 April 2019 1 April 2020
Inner London 20% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £4,326 and a maximum payment of £6,663
20% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £4,400 and a maximum payment of £6,777
 20% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £4,473 and a maximum payment of £6,890
Outer London 15% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £3,659 and a maximum payment of £4,664
15% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £3,722 and a maximum payment of £4,743
15% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £3,784 and a maximum payment of £4,822
Fringe 5% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum payment of £1,733
5% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762
5% of basic salary, subject to a:

  • minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791

Download Annex 9 showing all rates since 2004

 


 

 


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