NHS Terms and Conditions (AfC) pay scales - Annual

Pay steps

The table below shows the values of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) pay points from 1 April 2020. Full details of the pay arrangements are available in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

Spine points are no longer used following the 2018 changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, but for ease of reference the table below contains the previous spine point that corresponds to the new pay structure value.

Additional guidance is available which describes how to read a pay journey from the pay scales.

*Does not include the one off consolidated payment. Please refer to annex 2 table 10b for further information. 
Band
Previous spine point Minimum years of experience 2020/21 annual value (£)
Band 1 2 < 1 year 18,005
3 1+ years 18,005
Band 2 2 < 1 year 18,005
3 1 - 2 years 18,005
4 2 - 3 years 19,337
5 3 - 4 years 19,337
6 4 - 5 years 19,337
7 5 - 6 years 19,337
8 6+ years 19,337
Band 3 6 < 1 year 19,737
7 1 - 2 years 19,737
8 2 - 3 years 21,142
9 3 - 4 years 21,142
10 4 - 5 years 21,142
11 5 - 6 years 21,142
12 6+ years 21,142
Band 4 11 < 1 year 21,892
12 1 - 2 years 21,892
13 2 - 3 years 21,892
14 3 - 4 years 24,157
15 4 - 5 years 24,157
16 5 - 6 years 24,157
17 6+ years 24,157
Band 5 16 < 1 year 24,907
17 1 - 2 years 24,907
18 2 - 3 years 26,970
19 3 - 4 years 26,970
20 4 - 5 years 27,416
21 5 - 6 years 27,416
22 6 - 7 years 30,615
23 7+ years 30,615
Band 6 21 < 1 year 31,365
22 1 - 2 years 31,365
23 2 - 3 years 33,176
24 3 - 4 years 33,176
25 4 - 5 years 33,176
26 5 - 6 years 33,779
27 6 - 7 years 33,779
28 7 - 8 years 37,890
29 8+ years 37,890
Band 7 26 <1 year 38,890
27 1 - 2 years 38,890
28 2 - 3 years 40,894
29 3 - 4 years 40,894
30 4 - 5 years 40,894
31 5 - 6 years 41,723
32 6 - 7 years 41,723
33 7 - 8 years 44,503
34 8+ years 44,503
Band 8a 33 <1 year 45,753
34 1 - 2 years 45,753
35 2 - 3 years 45,753
36 3 - 4 years *45,753
37 4 - 5 years *45,753
38 5+ years 51,668
Band 8b 37 <1 year 53,168
38 1 - 2 years 53,168
39 2 - 3 years 53,168
40 3 - 4 years *53,168
41 4 - 5 years *53,168
42 5+ years 62,001
Band 8c 41 <1 year 63,751
42 1 - 2 years 63,751
43 2 - 3 years 63,751
44 3 - 4 years *63,751
45 4 - 5 years *63,751
46 5+ years 73,664
Band 8d 45 <1 year 75,914
46 1 - 2 years 75,914
47 2 - 3 years 75,914
48 3 - 4 years *75,914
49 4 - 5 years *75,914
50 5+ years 87,754
Band 9 49 <1 year 91,004
50 1 - 2 years 91,004
51 2 - 3 years 91,004
52 3 - 4 years *91,004
53 4 - 5 years *91,004
54 5+ years 104,927

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