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NHS Staff Earnings, Estimates - January-March 2008

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
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01 Jan 2008 to 31 Mar 2008


Based upon payments to staff between January and March 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. This is the first time that estimates of earnings can be compared on an annual basis with those estimates made this time last year.


  • hospital consultants working under the new contract earned an estimated total earnings of £115,400, a 3.2 per cent increase on the previous year when their total earnings from NHS work was estimated as £111,800. The figures do not take into account any private work that consultants may have undertaken and only includes consultants directly employed and paid by NHS organisations
  • qualified nurses' estimated basic pay increased 4.2 per cent from £26,100 to £27,200 between January to March 2007 and the same period in 2008.

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