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NHS Staff Earnings Estimates March 2021, Provisional Statistics

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NHS Staff Earnings Estimates March 2021, Provisional Statistics


Summary

This report shows average annual earnings for the following four earnings measures, provisionally showing overall figures for the NHS HCHS workforce (excluding primary care staff) in England in NHS Trusts and CCGs in England and NHS Support Organisation and Central Bodies.

Mean annual basic pay per FTE – is the mean amount of basic pay paid per 1 full-time equivalent post in a 12-month period.

Mean annual earnings per person – is the mean amount paid to an individual in a 12-month period, regardless of the contracted FTE.

Mean annual basic pay per person – is the mean amount of basic pay paid to an individual in a 12-month period, regardless of the contracted FTE.

Mean annual non-basic pay per person – is the mean amount, over and above basic pay, paid to an individual in a 12 month period, regardless of the contracted FTE (this is further split into ten separate measures – see Appendix A for a list and descriptions)

These figures are based on the most recent twelve months of data and are presented by staff group in the publication (Tables 1 & 2). This publication also includes tables which examine the non-basic pay elements in greater details (Table 3). Data are available every month from 30 September 2009 onwards.

Monthly NHS Workforce Statistics and monthly NHS Staff Sickness Absence reports and data relating to the General Practice workforce and the Independent Healthcare Provider workforce are also available via the Related Links below.

We welcome feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please email us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating Monthly HCHS Workforce as the subject heading, via enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or 0300 303 5678.


This publication is a full set of quarterly earnings tables with information for December 2020. The next publication will be in September 2021 and will contain data up to June 2021.

In NHS Trusts and CCGs in England:

The mean annual basic pay per full time equivalent (FTE) was £33,804 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021.  This is £966 (3.0%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual earnings per person were £34,846 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £1,220 (3.6%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual basic pay per person was £29,900 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £984 (3.4%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual non-basic pay per person was £4,945 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £234 (5.0%) more than in March 2020.

In NHS Support Organisations and Central Bodies in England:

The mean annual basic pay per full time equivalent (FTE) was £44,002 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £1,384 (3.2%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual earnings per person were £43,057 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £2,000 (4.9%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual basic pay per person was £39,605 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021.This is £1,307 (3.4%) more than in March 2020. The mean annual non-basic pay per person was £3,452 in the 12 month period up to the end of March 2021. This is £693 (25.1%) more than in March 2020.




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