Chief Executives of NHS Trusts now earn a median basic salary of £133,435, according to the latest NHS Salary Survey published by Capita Health Service Partners, and this is just over 5% higher than in the corresponding survey last year.
Finance Directors remain the next highest paid executive directors (excluding Medical Directors), with a median salary of £100,064 in trusts, the equivalent of around 75% of the median salary for Chief Executives.
The survey also shows median pay levels of £45,000 for Chairs and £12,150 for Non-Executive Directors in Foundation Trusts. These levels are higher than for other types of NHS organisations and reflect changes in the role and responsibilities for these posts within Foundation Trusts.
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