If you have a passion for improving people’s lives, a career in medicine offers a career with purpose and many other fantastic benefits.
Doctors work in all areas of healthcare providing you with endless career possibilities. As part of your medical training, you’ll have the opportunity to try out many fantastic specialities.
Doctors in training
As a doctor in training you’ll earn a basic salary, plus pay for any hours over 40 per week, a 37 per cent enhancement for working nights, a weekend allowance for any work at the weekend, an availability allowance if you are required to be available on-call, and other potential pay premia.
In Foundation training, you will earn a basic salary of £29,384 to £34,012 (from 1 April 2022).
If you’re a doctor starting your specialist training in 2022 your basic salary will be £40,257 to £53,398.
Specialty doctors and specialist payscale
If you’re working as a specialty doctor you’ll earn a basic salary of £50,373 to £78,759. If you are a specialist grade doctor you’ll earn a basic salary of £80,693 to £91,584.
As a consultant from 1 April 2021, you’ll earn a basic salary of £84,559 to £114,003 per year*, depending on the length of your service. You may apply for local and national Clinical Excellence Awards. This is a competitive process which takes into account work that you do over and above delivering your basic job requirements. In addition, if you take on extra responsibilities, for example in management or education, you may expect to be paid more.