NHS Terms and Conditions (AfC) pay scales - Hourly

Pay steps

The table below shows the values of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (Agenda for Change) hourly pay from 1 April 2020. All efforts have been made to ensure these rates match those contained in the ESR system, but hourly figures are shown for illustrative purposes only. Full details of pay arrangements are available in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook

Spine points are no longer used since 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.

* 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 hourly rate (£)
Band 1 2 < 1 year 9.21
3 1+ years 9.21
Band 2 2 < 1 year 9.21
3 1 - 2 years 9.21
4 2 - 3 years 9.89
5 3 - 4 years 9.89
6 4 - 5 years 9.89
7 5 - 6 years 9.89
8 6+ years 9.89
Band 3 6 < 1 year 10.09
7 1 - 2 years 10.09
8 2 - 3 years 10.81
9 3 - 4 years 10.81
10 4 - 5 years 10.81
11 5 - 6 years 10.81
12 6+ years 10.81
Band 4 11 < 1 year 11.20
12 1 - 2 years 11.20
13 2 - 3 years 11.20
14 3 - 4 years 12.35
15 4 - 5 years 12.35
16 5 - 6 years 12.35
17 6+ years 12.35
Band 5 16 < 1 year 12.74
17 1 - 2 years 12.74
18 2 - 3 years 13.79
19 3 - 4 years 13.79
20 4 - 5 years 14.02
21 5 - 6 years 14.02
22 6 - 7 years 15.66
23 7+ years 15.66
Band 6 21 < 1 year 16.04
22 1 - 2 years 16.04
23 2 - 3 years 16.97
24 3 - 4 years 16.97
25 4 - 5 years 16.97
26 5 - 6 years 17.28
27 6 - 7 years 17.28
28 7 - 8 years 19.38
29 8+ years 19.38
Band 7 26 <1 year 19.89
27 1 - 2 years 19.89
28 2 - 3 years 20.91
29 3 - 4 years 20.91
30 4 - 5 years 20.91
31 5 - 6 years 21.34
32 6 - 7 years 21.34
33 7 - 8 years 22.76
34 8+ years 22.76
Band 8a 33 <1 year 23.40
34 1 - 2 years 23.40
35 2 - 3 years 23.40
36 3 - 4 years *23.40
37 4 - 5 years *23.40
38 5+ years 26.42
Band 8b 37 <1 year 27.19
38 1 - 2 years 27.19
39 2 - 3 years 27.19
40 3 - 4 years *27.19
41 4 - 5 years *27.19
42 5+ years 31.71
Band 8c 41 <1 year 32.60
42 1 - 2 years 32.60
43 2 - 3 years 32.60
44 3 - 4 years *32.60
45 4 - 5 years *32.60
46 5+ years 37.67
Band 8d 45 <1 year 38.82
46 1 - 2 years 38.82
47 2 - 3 years 38.82
48 3 - 4 years *38.82
49 4 - 5 years *38.82
50 5+ years 44.88
Band 9 49 <1 year 46.54
50 1 - 2 years 46.54
51 2 - 3 years 46.54
52 3 - 4 years *46.54
53 4 - 5 years *46.54
54 5+ years 53.66

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