A typical NHS trust HR director earns a basic median salary of £74,034 a year, according to a survey of NHS executive roles by NHS Partners, an HR advisory agency.
The survey of 74 NHS trusts and 26 primary care trusts (PCTs) showed the basic median salary for an HR director working for a PCT – which looks after local healthcare services – was £10,000 less than that of a general NHS trust, which looks after hospitals and acute healthcare.
An HR director at an NHS trust typically earns almost £15,000 less than a finance director but roughly the same as a director of nursing. However, the pay gap is even greater at a PCT, where an HR director typically earns about £17,500 less than a finance director.
A typical NHS trust chief executive earns a basic median salary of £119,235 a year, or £106,012 at a PCT.