Factsheet

Pay scales for clinical academic staff

Updated on 26 November 2021

Salary scales for clinical academic staff from 1 April 2020

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  • The value of distinction awards and discretionary awards is unchanged.
    All other pay scales have been uplifted by 3.0% to basic pay.
  • No non-consolidated awards apply.

Clinical academics below the level of consultant (pre 2009 scale) and Senior Lecturer / Reader Scale

Clinical Lecturer

This salary scale applies to clinical lecturers only. If HEIs wish to apply the scale to other clinical staff than clinical lecturers that is a matter for local determination

  • § These points are HE specific pay scales that have no NHS equivalent. A 3.0% increase has been applied in line with the latest NHS Scotland Pay Circular.
  • * This point was introduced on 1 April 2002 and relates only to dentists paid on clinical academic pay scales.
Spine point Salary from 01/04/2020 Salary from 01/04/2021
1

£35,351

£36,412

2

£37,102

£38,216

3

£38,854

£40,020

4

£40,604

£41,823

5

£42,716

£43,998

6

£44,828

£46,173

7

£46,942

£48,351

8

£49,054

£50,526

9

£51,166

£52,701

10

£56,657

£58,357

11

£61,211

£63,047

12 *

£65,764

£67,737

 

Senior Lecturer/Reader

 

Salary from 01/04/2020 Salary from 01/04/2021

£56,657

£58,357

£61,211 £63,047
£65,764 £67,737
£70,322 £72,432
£76,132 £78,416
£80,147 £82,551

Clinical academics below the level of consultant (post 2009 scale) and Senior Lecturer / Reader Scale

Clinical lecturer

This salary scale applies to clinical lecturers only. If HEIs wish to apply the scale to other clinical staff than clinical lecturers that is a matter for local determination.

  • § These points are HE specific pay scales that have no NHS equivalent. A 3.0% increase has been applied in line with the latest NHS Scotland Pay Circular.
  • * This point was introduced on 1 April 2002 and relates only to dentists paid on clinical academic pay scales.
  01/04/20 01/04/21
1 £35,958 £37.037
2 £38,854 £40,020
3 £40,604 £41,823
4 £42,716 £43,998
5 £44,828 £46,173
6 £46,942 £48,351
7 £49,054 £50,526
8 £51,166 £52,701
9 £53,280 £54,879
§10 £58,865 £60,631
§11 £63,597 £65,505
§*12 £68,327 £70,377

Senior Lecturer/ Reader

These points are HE specific pay scales that have no NHS equivalent. A 3.0% increase has been applied in line with the latest NHS Scotland Pay Circular.

01/04/20 01/04/21
£56,657 £58,357
£61,211 £63,047
£65,764 £67,737
£70,322 £72,432
£76,132 £78,416
£80,147 £82,551

Staff holding honorary consultant contract (pre-2004 contract)

Incremental points 01/04/20 01/04/21
Minimum £70,560 £72,677
1st £75,610 £77,879
2nd £80,659 £83,079
3rd £85,709 £88,281
4th £90,488 £93,203

New consultant contract

Basic salary for staff holding honorary consultant contracts whose first appointment to a post on the consultant grade was on or after 1 April 2004 / pay arrangements for new honorary consultants

Seniority point Pay point Salary
    01/04/20 01/04/21
1 1 £84,984 £87,534
2 2 £86,779 £89,383
3 3 £89,362 £92,043
4 4 £91,946 £94,705
5 5 £94,523 £97,359
6 5 £94,523 £97,359
7 5 £94,523 £97,359
8 5 £94,523 £97,359
9 5 £94,523 £97,359
10 6 £100,659 £103,679
11 6 £100,659 £103,679
12 6 £100,659 £103,679
13 6 £100,659 £103,679
14 6 £100,659 £103,679
15 7 £106,795 £109,999
16 7 £106,795 £109,999
17 7 £106,795 £109,999
18 7 £106,795 £109,999
19 7 £106,795 £109,999
20 8 £112,925 £116,313

Transitional pay arrangements based on 2021-2022 rates for staff holding honorary consultant contracts

Staff who transferred to the 2004 consultant contract under the provisions of paragraphs 14.2.3, 14.2.4, 14.2.6 of the terms and conditions of service for consultant grade staff in Scotland

Seniority (years) as at 1 April 2003 Current Salaries / Interval (years) Basic Salary (2020) Basic Salary (2021)
2+ From 1 April 2021 * £112,925 £116,313
1 From 1 April 2020 £106,795 £109,999
  1 £112,925 £116,313

*(or anniversary of appointment is appointed after 1 April 2003)

Staff who transferred to the 2004 consultant contract before 1 April 2008 under the provisions of paragraphs 14.2.7 to 14.2.9 of the terms and conditions of service for consultant grade staff in Scotland.

Salary upon transfer based on 2021-22 rates

Spine point Seniority (years) 2018/19 rates 2019/20 rates
0 1 £84,984 £87,534
1 2 £85,650 £88,220
2 3 £86,313 £88,903
3 4 £86,313 £88,903
4 (<1 year @ max) 5 £91,946 £94,705
4 (+1 year @ max) 6 £93,236 £96,034
4 (+ 2-24 years @ max) 7-29 £94,523 £97,359
4 (>25 years @ max) 30+ £100,659 £103,679

Subsequent pay progression based on 2021-22 rates

Seniority (years) Interval (years) 2018/19 Basic salary 2018/19 Basic salary
30+ 1 £106,795 £109,999
  1 £112,925 £116,313
21 – 29 1 £100,659 £103,679
  1 £106,795 £109,999
  1 £112,925 £116,313
20 1 £100,659 £103,679
  2 £106,795 £109,999
  1 £112,925 £116,313
19 1 £100,659 £103,679
  2 £106,795 £109,999
  2 £112,925 £116,313
18 2 £100,659 £103,679
  1 £106,795 £109,999
  2 £112,925 £116,313
17 2 £100,659 £103,679
  2 £106,795 £109,999
  2 £112,925 £116,313
16 3 £100,659 £103,679
  1 £106,795 £109,999
  3 £112,925 £116,313
15 3 £100,659 £103,679
  1 £106,795 £109,999
  4 £112,925 £116,313
14 3 £100,659 £103,679
  2 £106,795 £109,999
  4 £112,925 £116,313
13 3 £100,659 £103,679
  2 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
12 3 £100,659 £103,679
  3 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
11 4 £100,659 £103,679
  3 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
10 4 £100,659 £103,679
  4 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
9 4 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
7 to 8 5 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
6 1 £94,523 £97,359
  4 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
5 1 £93,236 * £96,034 *
  1 £94,523 £97,359
  4 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
4 1 £89,362 £92,043
  1 £91,946 £94,705
  1 £94,523 £97,359
  3 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
3 1 £88,069 * £90,712 *
  1 £91,946 £94,705
  1 £94,523 £97,359
  4 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
2 1 £86,779 £89,383
  1 £91,946 £94,705
  1 £94,523 £97,359
  5 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313
1 1 £86,313 * £88,903 *
  1 £89,362 £92,043
  1 £91,946 £94,705
  1 £94,523 £97,359
  5 £100,659 £103,679
  5 £106,795 £109,999
  5 £112,925 £116,313

* for consultants with seniority of 1, 3 or 5 years on transition, the first pay threshold is for transitional purposes.

Consultants – additional/discretionary points

There has been no increase in the value of discretionary points in this pay round.

  01/04/20 01/04/21
1 £3,204 £3,204
2 £6,408 £6,408
3 £9,612 £9,612
4 £12,816 £12,816
5 £16,020 £16,020
6 £19,224 £19,224
7 £22,428 £22,428
8 £25,632 £25,632

Consultants – distinction awards

There has been no increase in the value of distinction awards in this pay round.

  01/04/20 01/04/21
A+ £75,889 £75,889
A £55,924 £55,924
B £31,959 £31,959
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