§ Mr. Michael Brown
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.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information is as follows:
Grade Average Salary (mid-point of Scale) £ House Officer 11,400 Senior House Officer 13,875 Registrar 15,700 Senior Registrar 17,940
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.