NHS

The NHS is the UK’s publicly funded medical and healthcare provider.

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NHS pay 2022

7,328 people who work at the NHS have taken the Breakroom quiz. Here's everything they told us about pay per hour, pay by age, and more.

What do the NHS pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at the NHS vary between age groups.

Age group NHS pay per hour
16-17 £4.58–12.38
18-20 £7.55–10.49
21-24 £8.66–12.63
25 and over £9.02–16.41

What is the Real Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Location Real Living Wage
London £11.05
Rest of the UK £9.90

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
Under 18 £4.81
18-20 £6.83
21-22 £9.18
23 or older £9.50

Do the NHS pay breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do the NHS pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid by the hour at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do the NHS pay enough to live on?

People are paid enough to live on at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do the NHS pay market rates?

Most people are paid market rates at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do the NHS pay minimum wage?

Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do the NHS pay sick pay?

Yes. People get proper sick pay at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

Do workers at the NHS do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022

What’s the staff discount at the NHS?

People report getting blue light card at the NHS.

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Last updated 15 May, 2022