- 27 July 2021
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How Will The 3% NHS Pay Rise Affect Your Salary?Subscribe To Advice
We make sense of the 3% pay rise for Nurses & NHS staff by looking at how each pay band will change, and how much the average salary will increase by.
Many Nurses remain unhappy with this rise, while various trade unions have suggested that they will continue to pressure the government into further change.
But in the meantime, Nurses are starting to think about how much difference 3% will actually make to their monthly and yearly salary.
So, as a brief guide, here are some examples of how 3% affects Nurse salaries at different stages of their career.
Newly Qualified Nurse
For a newly qualified Nurse, the 3% pay rise means a salary that would have been £24,907 a year is now £25,654.
That’s an annual increase of just under £750, or a weekly increase of £14.37.
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Band 5 Nurse With 6 years’ Experience
A Band 5 Nurse with 6 years’ experience will see their salary rise to £31,533 a year.
That’s an annual increase of just over £900, or a weekly rise of £17.66.
Band 6 Nurse With 3 Years’ Experience
A Band 6 Nurse with 3 years’ experience will see their salary rise to £34,171 a year.
That’s an annual increase of just under £1000, or a weekly rise of £19.14.
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Band 6 Nurse With 7 Years’ Experience
A Band 6 Nurse with 7 years’ experience will see their salary rise to £39,027 a year.
That’s an annual increase of £1137, or a weekly rise of £21.86.
Band 7 Nurse With 5 Years’ Experience
A Band 7 Nurse with 5 years’ experience will see their salary rise to £42,975 a year.
That’s an annual increase of just under £1250, or a weekly rise of £24.07.
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How Much Will The Average Nurse Salary Increase By?
This appears to be fairly accurate.
That’s roughly the increase expected for a mid-banding Band 6 Nurse – which, according to the best available data, is a good reflection of how experienced the average UK Nurse is.
Essentially, new starters and less experienced Nurses can expect an increase of around £750 to £850 a year, and the most experienced and specialist Nurses will expect something around £1250 or above. You can also read about Pay Rise For Scottish Nurses Gets The Green Light.