Doctor shares 'outrageous' full time pay slip breaking down exactly how much they earn
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A doctor has shared his ‘outrageous’ payslip showing what he earned in a month and people have been left reeling.
Junior doctors have asked for a 35 percent ‘pay restoration’ as a ‘starting position’, but have said they will meet with Health Secretary Steve Barclay ‘anywhere, anytime, to negotiate what this might look like’.
With the debate around pay in the headlines once again, the payslip of a junior doctor has resurfaced online.
The F1 (foundation year one) orthopaedic doctor shared a copy of his payslip onto Reddit showing exactly how much he earned in February 2021.
The payslip showed that the doctor’s take home pay was just £1895.86 after working more than 190 hours.
In a follow-up post, the doctor said he hoped more medics would share their payslips so that people could see the realities of working in the NHS.
“Full time rota with nights and weekends,” he explained. “Six years med school for this. Add on the GMC expense, the MDU expense, courses and conferences, exams and revision courses....
“I feel more doctors should post their payslips and can anonymise their details.
"Nothing is more open and honest and blindingly true than the payslip and the public and media should be able to see this. All these arguments ‘nah they get paid enough’ will immediately go out the window once everyone can see what we truly earn.”
People were pretty shocked after seeing the earnings, with one person commenting: “I was anticipating seeing another basic hours payslip. But no. You’re doing a proper on-call rota.
"No massive deductions from your payslip that are out of the norm either. This is just a legitimate pay slip for a hard working doctor and it’s outrageous.”
Another commented: “Post deductions, this equates to approx a net rate of £8.90/hr.
“That £8.90/hr then goes on to pay their GMC registration, indemnity cover, rent/mortgage, council tax, petrol, food, courses and postgrad exams (optional as F1s!).
"All the while they're spending an average of 48 hours per week at work, likely away from their friends, family and support network.
“If this isn't working to survive, I don't know what is.”
While a third wrote: “Ex medical staff here - I get paid more for a non degree requiring WFH customer service job (not bragging just summarising how shameful the pay is).”