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Doctors (Salaries)

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 9 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average salary of a junior doctor employed by the National Health Service in England.

The information is as follows:

GradeAverage Salary (mid-point of Scale) £
House Officer11,400
Senior House Officer13,875
Senior Registrar17,940
However, I should advise my hon. Friend that, for a variety of reasons concerned with the duties and conditions of junior doctors, average salary is not a very accurate guide to average earnings. It is also difficult to define average salary, but our calculations of the number of contracted hours multiplied by mid-point of scale for the figures above is the best we can do.