Agenda for Change 2021/22, 2022/23 Pay Scales

This page shows the Agenda for Change NHS Pay Scales and Bands for England and Wales in the 2020/21 financial year broken down by hourly wage and annual salary.

Our NHS Pay Calculator Tool provides an estimate based on a set of assumed values - it will be inaccurate for anyone with specific tax, pension or national insurance arrangements.

The figures below have been updated to include the recent 3% NHS pay award.

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Agenda for Change FAQs

What is going on with an NHS Pay Rise in England and Wales? We have created a guide that outlines the current plans for an NHS pay rise in each devolved nation. NHS pay rise – What is going on?

What happened to yearly pay progression? Following the implementation of the 2018 NHS pay deal, pay progression has changed from the historic yearly incrementation, previously known as spine points, to a system based on years of experience at that band. NHS pay progression – How does it work?

Why is there no overlap between Agenda for Change bands? The 2018 NHS pay deal removed the overlap between bands to prevent someone with a lower level of responsibility from being paid more than someone with a higher level of responsibility.