Published: 24/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5944 Page 34

Primary care trusts can now appoint both medical and non-medical public health directors.

The Faculty of Public Health Medicine has published guidance to help employers wishing to fill these posts, according to which there should be no large variation in pay between consultant and non-medical posts.

So how much are public health directors and specialists paid? The table looks at current salaries for public health directors and specialists.

This shows most medical public health directors are paid£74,211-£90,714, with an average of£78,000.

Most non-medical directors are paid slightly less, from£64,505-£68,500, with a median of£65,883. Assistant directors/specialists earn from£40,000-£43,000.

If you would like more detailed information contact NHS Partners on 01275-394 411.