Average nurse pay falls 0.4% to £26,500

The average basic salary for full-time equivalent nurses has fallen by £100, or 0.4%, to £26,500 in the three months to September 2009, according to NHS Information Centre figures.

Nurses earned an additional 16% on top of basic pay within the period, thanks to overtime and location payments.

  • Qualified nurses are estimated to have an average basic pay of £28,900 and total earnings of £33,300.
  • Unqualified nurses have £16,200 basic and total pay of £19,700.

The figures also include midwives and health visitors.

  • Basic healthcare assistant pay averaged £15,000.

The latest figures exclude GPs but show consultant pay has increased 2.5% over 12 months to £121,700.

Foundation year 2 staff are estimated to receive £29,400 basic pay per full-time equivalent and earn an additional 46%, giving them total typical earnings of £42,800.

The average basic salary of registrars is £38,200 increasing by £200 (0.5%) in the last quarter. Registrars average an additional 52% in added payments, with total earnings estimated at £57,900.


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