NHS Maternity Pay Calculator

See what your monthly take-home pay will be when you're on maternity leave

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Gross annual salary before tax
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What does it do?

Use our NHS Maternity Pay Calculator to see your monthly take home pay while on maternity leave. It works out your Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and NHS Occupational Maternity Pay and provides a monthly net pay amount after deducting your tax, pension contributions and student loan. You can even elect to spread this over the 12 month leave period which could help you to budget and reduce the tax you pay.

What is the NHS Occupational Maternity Pay scheme?
  • 8 Weeks Full Pay
  • 18 Weeks Half Pay Plus Statutory Maternity Pay (£148.68)
  • 13 Weeks Statutory Maternity Pay (£148.68)
  • 13 Weeks Unpaid
Do I qualify for NHS Occupational Maternity Pay?

Our calculator makes the following assumptions:

  • You have been continuously employed by the NHS for at least 9 months by your expected due date
  • You intend to return to work in the NHS for a minimum of 3 months
  • You are eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay which you can check using our maternity benefits eligibility calculator
  • You read the NHS employers guide to confirm your eligibility

The calculator makes a number of assumptions about your financial situation when calculating your forecast, you can find out more about these assumptions here.