NHS Pay Bands

The NHS Pay Bands are numbered from 1 to 9. Each NHS Pay Band is split into additional pay points. The highest NHS salary is at Band 9 with an annual salary of £109,475 and the lowest is NHS Band 1 which has a starting salary of £20,270.

The NHS Pay Bands also has a high cost area supplement in;

  • Inner London (20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,888 and a maximum payment of £7,377)
  • Outer London 15% of basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £4,108 and a maximum payment of £5,177)
  • Greater London Fringe, 5% of basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £1,136 and a maximum payment of £1,915)

An NHS pay rise in 2022 was introduced in April 2022. The pay rise covered all staff except doctors, dentists and very senior managers.

2023 NHS Pay Bands

Bands & Pay PointsNHS Pay BandsInner London Pay BandsOuter London Pay BandsLondon Fringe Pay Bands
Band 1 NHS Pay£20,270£25,158£24,378£21,406
Band 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£20,270£25,158£24,378£21,406
2+ years£21,318£26,206£25,426£22,454
Band 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£21,730£26,618£25,838£22,866
2+ years£23,177£28,065£27,285£24,336
Band 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS Pay
<3 years' experience£23,949£28,837£28,057£25,146
3+ years£26,282£31,538£30,390£27,596
Band 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£27,055£32,466£31,163£28,408
2-4 years£29,180£35,016£33,557£30,639
4+ years£32,934£39,521£37,874£34,581
Band 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£33,706£40,447£38,762£35,391
2-5 years£35,572£42,686£40,749£37,351
5+ years£40,588£47,965£45,765£42,503
Band 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£41,659£49,036£46,836£43,574
2-5 years£43,806£51,183£48,983£45,721
5+ years£47,672£55,049£52,849£49,587
Band 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£48,526£55,903£53,703£50,441
5+ years£54,619£61,996£59,796£56,534
Band 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£56,164£63,541£61,341£58,079
5+ years£65,262£72,639£70,439£67,177
Band 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£67,064£74,441£72,241£68,979
5+ years£77,274£84,651£82,451£79,189
Band 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£79,592£86,969£84,769£81,507
5+ years£91,787£99,164£96,964£93,702
Band 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£95,135£102,512£100,312£97,050
5+ years£109,475£116,852£114,652£111,390

2023 NHS Pay Band Hourly Rates

NHS pay bands 2022/2023 hourly rates for all bands on the pay scale including higher cost area supplements for Inner London, Outer London and London Fringe.
Bands & Pay PointsNHS Pay BandsInner London Pay BandsOuter London Pay BandsLondon Fringe Pay Bands
Band 1 NHS Pay£10.37£12.87£12.47£10.95
Band 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS PayBand 2 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£10.37£12.87£12.47£10.95
2+ years£10.90£13.40£13.00£11.48
Band 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS PayBand 3 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£11.11£13.61£13.21£11.69
2+ years£11.85£14.35£13.95£12.45
Band 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS PayBand 4 NHS Pay
<3 years' experience£12.25£14.75£14.35£12.86
3+ years£13.44£16.13£15.54£14.11
Band 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS PayBand 5 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£13.84£16.60£15.94£14.53
2-4 years£14.92£17.91£17.16£15.67
4+ years£16.84£20.21£19.37£17.69
Band 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS PayBand 6 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£17.24£20.69£19.82£18.10
2-5 years£18.19£21.83£20.84£19.10
5+ years£20.76£24.53£23.40£21.74
Band 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS PayBand 7 NHS Pay
<2 years' experience£21.31£25.08£23.95£22.28
2-5 years£22.40£26.18£25.05£23.38
5+ years£24.38£28.15£27.03£25.36
Band 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS PayBand 8a NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£24.82£28.59£27.46£25.80
5+ years£27.93£31.71£30.58£28.91
Band 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS PayBand 8b NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£28.72£32.50£31.37£29.70
5+ years£33.38£37.15£36.02£34.36
Band 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS PayBand 8c NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£34.30£38.07£36.95£35.28
5+ years£39.52£43.29£42.17£40.50
Band 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS PayBand 8d NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£40.70£44.48£43.35£41.68
5+ years£46.94£50.71£49.59£47.92
Band 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS PayBand 9 NHS Pay
< 5 years' experience£48.65£52.43£51.30£49.63
5+ years£55.99£59.76£58.63£56.97
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