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NHS Staff Earnings, Estimates - April-June 2008

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
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01 Apr 2008 to 30 Jun 2008


Based upon payments to staff between April and June 2008, we present estimates of annual basic pay and total earnings for NHS staff groups (excluding GPs and high street dentists).

We've taken pay data from the 99 per cent of NHS organisations using the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) during the period.

The methodology used to produce these estimates is available above.


  • consultants are estimated to earn £119,200 per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) on the new contract, compared with an average FTE earnings of £102,400 on the old contract. Note that this relates to NHS earnings only.
  • qualified nurses are estimated to have mean basic pay of £27,300, and total earnings of £31,600. Basic pay has increased 4.6 per cent in the last 12 months. total earnings for qualified nurses have increased by 4.6 per cent over the same period.

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