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Table 2 Key elements of Agenda for Change: pay bands (April 2006).

From: Assessing the impact of a new health sector pay system upon NHS staff in England

Pay band Job weight Pay range at 1 April 2006
1 0–160 £11 782 to £12 853
2 161–215 £12 177 to £15 107
3 216–270 £14 037 to £16 799
4 271–325 £16 405 to £19 730
5 326–395 £19 166 to £24 803
6 396–465 £22 886 to £31 004
7 466–539 £27 622 to £36 416
8a 540–584 £35 232 to £42 278
8b 585–629 £41 038 to £50 733
8c 630–674 £49 381 to £60 880
8d 675–720 £59 189 to £73 281
9 720–765 £69 899 to £88 397
  1. Each pay band consists of a number of pay points, and staff progress from point to point on an annual basis to the top point of their pay range or pay band, provided their performance is satisfactory and they can demonstrate the agreed knowledge and skills appropriate to that part of the pay range or band.
  2. There are special arrangements for new entrants to band 5 [1].