Do the NHS pay enough to live on?

Most people are paid a living wage at the NHS.

Healthcare Providers who pay pay enough to live on include the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Vets Now and NHS Tayside.

Last updated 1 July 2022

How we know this

Based on 791 job reviews from people who work at the NHS.

Why this matters

Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Which healthcare providers pay enough to live on?

  1. Western Health and Social Care Trust Pay enough to live on
    7.9
  2. Vets Now Pay enough to live on
    7.9
  3. NHS Tayside Pay enough to live on
    7.8
  4. Yorkshire Ambulance Service Pay enough to live on
    7.6
  5. Belfast Trust Pay enough to live on
    7.4
  6. South East Coast Ambulance Service Pay enough to live on
    7.4
  7. West Midlands Ambulance Service Pay enough to live on
    7.3
  8. London Ambulance Service Pay enough to live on
    7.3
  9. NHS Blood and Transplant Pay enough to live on
    7.3
  10. South Western Ambulance Service Pay enough to live on
    7.1