Doctor’s Pay Calculator 2024

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Doctor’s Pay Calculator

Our calculator below has been updated for 2024 to include England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales for all grades (FY1, FY2, SHOs, Core Training & Specialist Registrars). This includes the recent increases to basic salary including the 6% increase with a consolidated ยฃ1250 in England.

If you wish to check old payslips, you’ll need to manually add the old basic salary amount. This can be found on the NHS Employers website on the Pay Circular. I’ve included the figures for England 2023 before the 6% rise and consolidated ยฃ1250 increase below.

England 2002/2016 figures prior to pay increase in September 2023
GradeContractBasic Pay (Old)Basic Pay (Sept 2023)

If you’re not sure whether you’re working in inner, outer or fringe London – you’ll need to check your hospital contract or discuss that with your local HR team.

As many external factors impact your pay and tax, our calculator won’t be 100% accurate and shouldn’t be used to make any financial decisions.

Comment below or email us if you spot any errors or have suggestions!

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56 thoughts on “Doctor’s Pay Calculator 2024”

  1. This is generally really good.

    A few things that could be added
    – flexible Pay premia for hard to fill specialties
    – Different plans for student loans, Iโ€™m on plan 4 but work in England.

  2. FYI i could be wrong but i think the monthly contribution to an NHS pension is not taxable income.

    I.e. if you are paying into a pension scheme this calculator will overestimate the amount of income tax you are paying and underestimate your take home pay,

  3. Could we add an hourly average before tax as well as after? Would be more useful for comparison to other professions etc.

  4. This is really helpful, but it doesn’t allow for multiple student loan plans that graduate entry medics might be on, or a decimal point figure for any of the hour values.
    Thanks for all your hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thank you for this, it’s really helpful!

    Do you have a spreadsheet version of this so I can customise it more accurately for my own situation?

  6. It would be great if this could be updated to account for the new NI threshold. Fantastic resource though, thank you

    1. I’m impressed with the speed at which you picked this up given it only came into action today! Updated with the increase of the Primary Threshold from ยฃ190 to ยฃ242 per week. Please do let me know if anything else changes ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This is so helpful! Thank you. Trying to tent a house as moving to new region..still no work schedule (sigh!) and need to actually at least have ballpark figure of my salary to quote to estate agents! Phew.

    Would be helpful to have explainers eg. What counts for 37% uplift (nights starting from 8pm onwards, all hours of shift, I think?). Also for incorporating on calls – I wasn’t sure how to put in weekend hours – in addition to which band. Do I work out the average total hours including main hours plus weekly evening shift and then figure out weekend hours and average them across a number of weeks (1 in 5) to add to total?

    Maths really isn’t my strong point ๐Ÿ˜›

    Impressed with speedy change for NI threshold.

    Heads up re LTFT pension changes starting till later in yr. Maybe also complicated but will no longer taken based on full timers as salary.

    1. Thanks, Em for your comments! For the 37% uplift this is detailed in the link to the Junior Doctor Contract (we’ve tried to keep it brief to make it less overwhelming – this is in Schedule 2 16-18 which explains it much better. As a brief summary: the 37% enhancement applies to any hours between 9pm & 7am with the entire shift being included if it starts at 8pm and lasts 8 hours or starts before 4am. Your exact hours should be detailed in your work schedule as it’s the average hours across the rota for which you’re paid rather than anyone’s individual rota.

      If you include a link re: the LFTT pension changes, I can adapt the calculator accordingly!

  8. Can you tell me whatโ€™s the pay for non resident on call for weekends? Is it just 8% of basic pay regardless of the number of weekends you do?

    Also in terms of hours attract 37% enhancement, do these apply for non resident on call?

  9. Thank you, Dr! Really useful. For an even more accurate calculation, adding the banding system would help. For instance, if you are working >40h, mostly unsocial hours, your pay can be 1.5x higher or even 1.8x higher than the basic salary.

    1. This is based on England where banding isn’t used – but we’re hoping to add it in soon for our colleagues elsewhere or on other contracts where banding does apply!

  10. Hi,

    I am not sure this calculator is calculating LTFT annual wage correctly – it is simply multiplying the full time wage by LTFT percentage without taking into account actual hours worked. For example, I am ‘60%’ but my average weekly hours work out at 27.5 per week which is a little more than 60% per week. So my annual basic salary is 27.5/40 x FT salary which in this case (I am ST7) would lead to a basic salary of ยฃ40,148.93. Your calculator is producing ยฃ35,038 which would be correct for an exact 60% per cent rota if the full time rota for that job is exactly 40 hours. As you know, most full time jobs in secondary care usually push up towards 48 hours. LTFT jobs and hours are pro rata according to the full time rota for that department (not exceeding 40 hours obviously). Therefore, your calculator needs to use the figure in the hours worked box to calculate an annual basic salary.

    Hope this makes sense


  11. Hi, is this still up to date?
    Trying to work out deductions for the 23/24 year based on an ACCS-EM ST1 salary of 40257.
    My understanding is that student loan deduction on plan 2 is 9% of the salary over ยฃ2274, however that’s not the result I’m getting from the calculator – could you advise?

  12. Hi there,
    When I add the Plan 2 SFE repayment to the calculator it remains as zero deduction? I tried this with all the other SFE Plan, with no change to the other settings and they work – just seems the Plan 2 by itself doesnโ€™t work. Overall though very nice calculator especially as about to start work in the next month!

  13. Would be helpful to add the ability to put decimal figures for hours per week and enhanced hours boxes as a lot of contracts donโ€™t work out to whole numbers for these

  14. Hi,
    I can’t seem to see the calculator on the web page as it only comes up with the text.
    Is this a bug with my laptop as I’ve tried it with a couple browsers?

  15. My payslip does not mention the exacts number of hours that attract the 37% enhancement. However there is a monthly payment of ยฃ133.34. Is there a way to include this in the calculations?

  16. Thank you foe the work. Very useful.
    Feedback: Flexible pay premia for psychiatry has changed since the 6% increase. Based on the BMA pay scale circular, it should be 3,941 GBP for core trainees.

  17. This is a great calculator, it’s spot on when compared to my work schedule and really useful for predicting take home pay (I’m in England).

    Could I suggest that when you use the ’email me a copy’ button, the calculator doesn’t reset to normal values? It would make it easier if you’re using it to model a few different scenarios and want to email yourself a copy each time you change a variable. Thanks!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad it’s working perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately the application doesn’t allow for values to persist – I’ve tried editing but it just doesn’t allow that function. I’m sorry!

  18. Sorry if this is a silly question, do we not get paid extra for working after 17:00 but before 21:00. I always assumed so but maybe not!

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