Agenda for change - pay rates

The following is a guide only to Agenda for Change pay rates from April 2015. You should always check with the employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying.

This pay system covers all staff except doctors, dentists and very senior managers. Each of the nine pay bands has a number of pay points. Staff will normally progress to the next pay point annually until they reach the top of the pay band. In addition to basic pay, there is also extra pay for staff who work in high cost areas such as around London.

Band 1 

Point 2       £15,100
Point 3       £15,363

Possible roles at band 1 - domestic support workerhousekeeping assistant, driver and nursery assistant.

Band 2

Point 2       £15,100
Point 3       £15,363
Point 4       £15,786
Point 5       £16,210
Point 6       £16,633
Point 7       £17,179
Point 8       £17,800

Possible roles at band 2 - domestic team leadersecurity officersecretary/typist and healthcare assistant.

Band 3

Point 6      £16,633
Point 7      £17,179
Point 8      £17,800
Point 9      £17,972
Point 10    £18,468
Point 11    £19,027
Point 12    £19,461

Possible roles at band 3-  emergency care assistantclinical coding officersupport, time and recovery workerestates officer and occupational therapy assistant.

Band 4

Point 11    £19,027
Point 12    £19,461
Point 13    £20,147
Point 14    £20,844
Point 15    £21,477
Point 16    £21,692
Point 17    £22,236

Possible roles at band 4 - assistant practitioneraudio visual technicianpharmacy techniciandental nurse and theatre support worker.

Band 5 

Point 16    £21,692
Point 17    £22,236
Point 18    £23,132
Point 19    £24,063
Point 20    £25,047
Point 21    £26,041
Point 22    £27,090
Point 23    £28,180

Possible roles at band 5 (includes newly qualified professionals) - operating department practitioner (ODP), midwifepodiatrist, adult nursediagnostic radiographer, practice manager and ICT test analyst)

Band 6

Point 21    £26,041
Point 22    £27,090
Point 23    £28,180
Point 24    £29,043
Point 25    £30,057
Point 26    £31,072
Point 27    £32,086
Point 28    £33,227
Point 29    £34,876

Possible roles at band 6 - school nursehealth visitorsenior paramedichealth records officerclinical psychology trainee and biomedical scientist.

Band 7

Point 26    £31,072
Point 27    £32,086
Point 28    £33,227
Point 29    £34,876
Point 30    £35,891
Point 31    £37,032
Point 32    £38,300
Point 33    £39,632
Point 34    £40,964

Possible roles at band 7 - communications managerestates managerhigh intensity therapistadvanced speech and language therapist and theatre team leader (ODP).

Band 8a

Point 33    £39,632
Point 34    £40,964
Point 35    £42,612
Point 36    £44,261
Point 37    £46,164
Point 38    £47,559

Possible roles at band 8a - consultant prosthetist/orthotistdental laboratory manager, project and programme managementmodern matron (nursing) and nurse consultant (children's nursing).

Band 8b

Point 37    £46,164
Point 38    £47,559
Point 39    £49,968
Point 40    £52,752
Point 41    £55,548
Point 42    £57,069

Possible roles at band 8b - strategic management, head of education and training, clinical physiology service manager and head orthoptist.

Band 8c

Point 41    £55,548
Point 42    £57,069
Point 43    £59,016
Point 44    £61,779
Point 45    £65,922
Point 46    £67,805

Possible roles at band 8c - head of human resources, consultant clinical scientist (molecular genetics/cytogenetics) and consultant paramedic.

Band 8d

Point 45    £65,922
Point 46    £67,805
Point 47    £70,631
Point 48    £74,084
Point 49    £77,850
Point 50    £81,618

Possible roles at band 8d include estates manager, chief nurse and chief finance manager

Band 9

Point 49    £77,850
Point 50    £81,618
Point 51    £85,535
Point 52    £89,640
Point 53    £93,944
Point 54    £98,453

Possible roles at band 9 include consultant psychologist, consultant podiatric surgeon, chief finance manager and director of estates and facilities

High cost area supplements

Area Level (1 April 2015)
Inner London 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,117 and a maximum payment of £6,342
Outer London 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,483 and a maximum payment of £4,439
Fringe

5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £951 and a maximum payment of £1,649

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