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Junior Doctors Pay scale

Pay scale and pay premia information for Junior Doctors and Dentists in training.

For both scales below, the London Allowance is £4,000  (effective 01 August 2022)

StR Pay scale

Effective 1st April 2022

Occupancy Type: Clinical Training Fellow

StR Scale

 £ per annum
1st April 2021

 £ per annum
1st April 2022

 London Allowance

1(i)(ii)

-  Spine point no longer used  - 

2(i)(ii)

        35,15535,858

4,000

3(i)(ii)

        37,98638,7464,000

4(i)(ii)

        39,69840,4924,000

5(i)(ii)

        41,76342,5984,000

6(i)

        43,82844,7054,000

7(i)

        45,89446,8124,000

8(i)

        47,95948,9184,000

9(i)

        50,02551,0254,000

10

        52,09053,1324,000

11

        *57,55258,7024,000

12

        *62,17963,4234,000

13

        *66,80368,1394,000

* Contribution points

Point 10 on the UCL StR pay scale is the top point of the corresponding NHS StR pay scale. Therefore, employees in receipt of NHS Banding Supplements will have these payments capped at point 10.


Junior Doctors Pay scale, including Dentists in training.

There is no automatic, annual pay progression on this scale as progression is linked to stage of training.

Stage of NHS TrainingNodal point20212022
FY1128,80829,384
FY2233,34534,012
CT1 or ST1 / SpR1
3
 
39,46740,257
CT2 or ST2 / SpR2
CT3 or ST3 / SpR3450,01751,017
ST4 / SpR4 
ST5 / SpR5 
ST6 / SpR6553,077 (56,077 from October 2021)58,398
ST7 / SpR7 
ST8 / SpR8 

Notes:

  • In dental specialities only, Specialty Training begins at ST1, therefore all dentists in Dental Specialty Training (ST1 onwards) going on to the JDPS scale should be placed on Nodal point 4
  • Nodal point 5 was only applicable from 1 October 2020.

Pay Premia

The below pay premia may also be applicable (Junior Doctors Pay scale only). 

Name of premiaApplicable training programmeEligibilityFull-time, annual value (£) April 2021Full-time, annual value (£) April 2022
Hard to fill training programmesGeneral PracticePayable to ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 during general practice placements only.8,9659,144
 Psychiatry Core TrainingPayable to Psychiatry Core Trainees.3,6453,718
 Psychiatry Higher Training 3 year higher training programme: 3,6453 year higher training programme: 3,718
  4 year higher training programme: 2,7344 year higher training programme: 2,789
 Psychiatry Higher trainingPayable to ST4 and above only.Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. 
 Emergency MedicinePayable to ST4 and above only.Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. 
Dual qualification – OMFSOral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as per paragraph 39-41 of Schedule 2 of the TCSPayable to ST3 and above only.Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. Dependent on length of training programme, see table 2 below. 
AcademiaAs per paragraphs 33-38 of Schedule 2 of the TCSUpon return to training following successful completion of higher degree.4,3744,461
HistopathologyHistopathologyPayable to trainees in ST1 and above only4,3744,461
LTFT (Less than full time) allowanceN/AAll LTFT trainees under the 2016 TCS, for as long as they continue to train LTFT (unless they receive the transitional pay premium) receive £1000N/AN/A

For more information about pay premia visit the BMA webpage Understanding your payslip - junior doctors on the 2016 contract

Table 2

Length of training programme*                                                                                                      Full-time annual value (£) 2021Full-time annual value (£) 2022
3 years72897,435
4 years54675,577
5 years43744,461
6 years36453,718
7 years31243,187
8 years27342,789

* This is the length of the eligible training programme as specified by the curriculum, it is not the number of years that any particular trainee has remaining on their eligible training programme. For more details please see Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D)