UK doctor monthly take-home pay - consultants

  • October 08, 2019

We have recently been asked by IMGs what an NHS consultant doctor could expect as monthly take-home pay.

So, to help overseas doctors plan for life in the UK, we put together some examples to give a better idea of what you'll actually keep each month. We hope they are of use!

How much will I take home?

Firstly, take home pay in the UK is the amount that you will receive in your bank account after all deductions have been made from your annual salary. Deductions include Income Tax, National Insurance and NHS pensions. 

It is important to state that this is just a guideline. We have based our figures on the gross salary for each pay threshold and have assumed that you do not have other sources of income. 

The figures can be higher or lower depending on any additional responsibilities or hours worked, other sources of income you have, your final tax bracket, whether you opt out of pension, and whether you claim for your tax-deductible expenses.

Take home pay expectations:

Consultant Doctor Scale

Annual gross salary*

Estimated average monthly take home pay **

























*before tax and pension
**based on standard salary and not inclusive of additional payments for extra hours worked or pension deductions

To explore the pay & salary conditions across all doctor grades in the UK take a look at our blog

At IMG Connect we work with IMGs and healthcare professionals from all over the world. 

For more useful blogs & articles on doctor career structure and payscales to help you find your dream job in the NHS - take a look at our IMG Library.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an IMG Consultant to discuss UK job options in the NHS, including discussions regarding a typical doctor salary in the UK and the most suitable locations for you.

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