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SAS Doctors

All new SAS doctors now employed on a 2008 contract, with the Speciality Doctor grade now replacing a number of closed grades – including Staff Grade, Hospital Practitioner, and Clinical Assistant. A number of doctors still remain on the terms and conditions for those grades which are now closed to new entrants.


Starting Salaries

Associate specialists at the lowest pay point earn a basic salary of £53,169 in England, £54,238 in Scotland, £53,170 in Wales, and £52,643 in Northern Ireland.

Speciality doctors at the lowest pay point earn a basic salary of £37,923 in England, £38,685 in Scotland, £37,923 in Wales, and £37,548 in Northern Ireland.

England

Scale ValueAssociate Specialist (£)Speciality Doctor (£)
Min53,16937,923
157,44441,165
261,71645,381
367,35947,640
472,25150,895
Threshold 1
574,28054,138
676,92857,453
779,57660,770
Threshold 2
882,22464,086
984,87167,402
1087,52170,718

Scotland

Scale ValueAssociate Specialist (£)Speciality Doctor (£)
Min54,23838,685
158,59841,993
262,95746,293
368,71348,597
473,70351,918
Threshold 1
575,77355,226
678,47458,608
781,17561,991
Threshold 2
883,87665,374
986,57768,756
1089,28172,140

Wales

Scale ValueAssociate Specialist (£)Speciality Doctor (£)
Min53,17037,923
157,44441,166
261,71745,381
367,36047,640
Threshold 1
472,25150,895
574,28054,139
676,92857,453
779,57660,770
Threshold 2
882,22464,087
984,87267,402
1087,52270,719

Northern Ireland

Scale ValueAssociate Specialist (£)Speciality Doctor (£)
Min52,64337,548
156,87540,758
261,10544,932
366,69247,168
471,53550,391
Threshold 1
573,54453,602
676,16656,844
778,78860,168
Threshold 2
881,40963,451
984,03166,735
1086,65570,018
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