Junior Doctors: Pay

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 23 May 2024.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the average earnings received by junior doctors in addition to basic pay in each of the last five years.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following table shows the estimated annual basic pay, total earnings, and non-basic pay per person for doctors at Junior Doctor level, each year from 2018/19 to 2022/23, the latest year for which data is available:

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

Mean annual earnings per person

£52,062

£52,616

£54,569

£55,422

£56,661

Mean annual basic pay per person

£37,237

£38,128

£39,255

£40,669

£41,876

Mean annual non-basic pay per person

£14,825

£14,489

£15,314

£14,753

£14,785

Source: estimates are based on published figures from the NHS Staff Earnings Estimates and reweighted using headcount data from the NHS Workforce Statistics, both of which are available respectively at the following links:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-staff-earnings-estimates/december-2023

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-workforce-statistics

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