Agenda for change - pay rates

The following is a guide only to Agenda for Change pay rates from April 2016. 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       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516

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

Band 2

Point 2       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516
Point 4       £15,944
Point 5       £16,372
Point 6       £16,800
Point 7       £17,351
Point 8       £17,978

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

Band 3

Point 6      £16,800
Point 7      £17,351
Point 8      £17,978
Point 9      £18,152
Point 10    £18,653
Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655

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

Band 4

Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655
Point 13    £20,348
Point 14    £21,052
Point 15    £21,692
Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458

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

Band 5 

Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458
Point 18    £23,363
Point 19    £24,304
Point 20    £25,298
Point 21    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462

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    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462
Point 24    £29,333
Point 25    £30,357
Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225

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

Band 7

Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225
Point 30    £36,250
Point 31    £37,403
Point 32    £38,683
Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373

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

Band 8a

Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373
Point 35    £43,038
Point 36    £44,703
Point 37    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034

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    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034
Point 39    £50,467
Point 40    £53,285
Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640

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

Band 8c

Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640
Point 43    £59,606
Point 44    £62,397
Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484

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

Band 8d

Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484
Point 47    £71,338
Point 48    £74,825
Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434

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

Band 9

Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434
Point 51    £86,390
Point 52    £90,537
Point 53    £94,883
Point 54    £99,437

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 2016)
Inner London 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,158 and a maximum payment of £6,405
Outer London 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483
Fringe

5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £961 and a maximum payment of £1,665

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