NHS Band 6 roles include; Senior Staff Nurses, Scrub Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Managers, Project Coordinators, Business Intelligence Developers, Senior Data Analysts and much more. A newly qualified midwives salary is set at a Band 5 but most midwives progress to a Band 6. We also have net pay calculations for a part time Band 6.

For all Nurses a professional registration is required, which is an additional fee to be paid by the individual. This is managed by the NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council) who increased the fee to £120 a year in February 2015.

From 1st April 2023 (with the 5% NHS pay rise offered), the annual salary for a Band 6 on the 1st pay point will be £35,391. This is £2,949.25 a month before deductions. A person on this NHS pay point will pay £228.15 a month of National Insurance, £289.03 a month NHS Pension contributions and £322.54 a month Tax. This makes their net (take home) pay ** £2,109.53 **a month.

The5% NHS pay risehas increased this pay point from £33,706 to £35,391 a year. This is a total increase of £1,685 a year (£0,140 a month). From 1st April 2023 the new NHS net take home pay will be £2,110 a month (£84.46 more due to the NHS 5% pay rise).

Amount in pounds (£) | |
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Yearly Salary | £35,391 |

Monthly Gross Salary | £2,949.25 |

Pension from Oct '22 | £289.03 |

National Insurance Deduction | £228.15 |

Tax Deduction | £322.54 |

Monthly Net Pay after all deductions | £2,109.53 |

This is based on 9.8% pension rate because earnings are higher than £29,180 and lower than £43,805.99 a year. The Income Tax rate is 20% for any earnings between £12,570. and £50,270 a year. The National Insurance (NI) rate is 12% for earnings between £1,048.01 and £4,189 a month.

The percentage of NHS net pay received (take home pay) compared to the entire salary is 72%. This means (overall) that for every £1 earned, .72 pence is kept and .28 pence is deducted.

If a person on this band was promoted (or went up) from a Band 6 on the 1st pay point to a Band 6 on the 2nd pay point they would earn an extra £98.21 a month after all deductions (and £163.25 altogether).

From 1st April 2023 (with the 5% NHS pay rise offered), the annual salary for a Band 6 on the 2nd pay point will be £37,350. This is £3,112.50 a month before deductions. A person on this NHS pay point will pay £247.74 a month of National Insurance, £305.03 a month NHS Pension contributions and £351.99 a month Tax. This makes their net (take home) pay ** £2,207.74 **a month.

The5% NHS pay risehas increased this pay point from £35,572 to £37,350 a year. This is a total increase of £1,778 a year (£0,148 a month). From 1st April 2023 the new NHS net take home pay will be £2,208 a month (£89.12 more due to the NHS 5% pay rise).

Amount in pounds (£) | |
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Yearly Salary | £37,350 |

Monthly Gross Salary | £3,112.50 |

Pension from Oct '22 | £305.03 |

National Insurance Deduction | £247.74 |

Tax Deduction | £351.99 |

Monthly Net Pay after all deductions | £2,207.74 |

This is based on 9.8% pension rate because earnings are higher than £29,180 and lower than £43,805.99 a year. The Income Tax rate is 20% for any earnings between £12,570. and £50,270 a year. The National Insurance (NI) rate is 12% for earnings between £1,048.01 and £4,189 a month.

The percentage of NHS net pay received (take home pay) compared to the entire salary is 71%. This means (overall) that for every £1 earned, .71 pence is kept and .29 pence is deducted.

If a person on this band was promoted (or went up) from a Band 6 on the 2nd pay point to a Band 6 on the 3rd & final pay point they would earn an extra £264.05 a month after all deductions (and £438.92 altogether).

From 1st April 2023 (with the 5% NHS pay rise offered), the annual salary for a Band 6 on the 3rd & final pay point will be £42,617. This is £3,551.42 a month before deductions. A person on this NHS pay point will pay £300.41 a month of National Insurance, £348.04 a month NHS Pension contributions and £431.18 a month Tax. This makes their net (take home) pay ** £2,471.79 **a month.

The5% NHS pay risehas increased this pay point from £40,588 to £42,617 a year. This is a total increase of £2,029 a year (£0,169 a month). From 1st April 2023 the new NHS net take home pay will be £2,472 a month (£101.70 more due to the NHS 5% pay rise).

Amount in pounds (£) | |
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Yearly Salary | £42,617 |

Monthly Gross Salary | £3,551.42 |

Pension from Oct '22 | £348.04 |

National Insurance Deduction | £300.41 |

Tax Deduction | £431.18 |

Monthly Net Pay after all deductions | £2,471.79 |

This is based on 9.8% pension rate because earnings are higher than £29,180 and lower than £43,805.99 a year. The Income Tax rate is 20% for any earnings between £12,570. and £50,270 a year. The National Insurance (NI) rate is 12% for earnings between £1,048.01 and £4,189 a month.

The percentage of NHS net pay received (take home pay) compared to the entire salary is 70%. This means (overall) that for every £1 earned, .70 pence is kept and .30 pence is deducted.

If a person on this band was promoted (or went up) from a Band 6 on the 3rd & final pay point to a Band 7 on the 1st pay point they would earn an extra £56.35 a month after all deductions (and £93.67 altogether).

*Remember, if you're a Nurse to deduct another £10 a month to pay for your NMC registration!*

Tax is calculated after Pension contributions have been taken away. This means that someone may not earn enough (after pension contributions have been taken away) to be in the 20%, 40% or 45% tax bracket

For many working in the NHS additional income is earned by working unsocial hours including weekends, evenings, Bank Holidays and overnight. This is worked out for each hour worked. Each enhancement is added to the monthly payment.

All calculations are based on the 2023/2024 NHS Pension, National Insurance and Income Tax rates. These calcualtions have not been verified by the NHS and may be a few pennies out. The above is just to serve as a guide for NHS workers.