“The bulk of NHS staff are in pay band 3 £19,737 to £21,142 P/A (nurse assistants, therapies, med support, admin, etc) which equates to a maximum of £10.81 per hour before 20% tax, 12.7% NI’s and 9.1% pension contribution.
“Porters and domestics (the backbone of any hospital) were in band 1 but recently had to be placed into band 2 as their wages were BELOW the Govt minimum wage.
“A 1% pay rise for band 3 staff is around £2.90 per week but after deductions works out around £1.83 p/wk!
“The disparency in pay compared to other work sectors is enormous. Staff retention is a serious concern in the NHS with experienced dedicated staff leaving as the wage structure fails to match the hard work and the unsocial working hours”.
|Tier||Pensionable Pay (whole-time equivalent)||Contribution Rate from|
2015/16 to 2021/22
|1||Up to £15,431.99||5.0 per cent|
|2||£15,432.00 to £21,477.99||5.6 per cent|
|3||£21,478.00 to £26,823.99||7.1 per cent|
|4||£26,824.00 to £47,845.99||9.3 per cent|
|5||£47,846.00 to £70,630.99||12.5 per cent|
|6||£70,631.00 to £111,376.99||13.5 per cent|
|7||£111,377.00 and over||14.5 per cent|