# Nhs Maternity Pay Calculator Spread over 12 Months

Updated on February 19, 2024

## NHS Maternity Pay Calculator Spread Over 12 Months

Are you expecting a baby and wondering how much maternity pay you are entitled to as an NHS employee? Calculating your maternity pay can be a bit confusing, especially when trying to spread it out over 12 months. In this guide, we’ll break down how NHS maternity pay is calculated and provide you with a helpful calculator to make the process easier for you.

### Understanding NHS Maternity Pay

As an NHS employee, you are entitled to statutory maternity pay (SMP) for up to 39 weeks. The first six weeks are paid at 90% of your average weekly earnings, followed by £151.97 per week (or 90% of your average weekly earnings, whichever is lower) for the remaining 33 weeks. Your eligibility for SMP depends on how long you have been employed by the NHS and how much you earn.

### Calculating Your NHS Maternity Pay Over 12 Months

To calculate how much maternity pay you will receive each month over the span of 12 months, you can use the following formula:

1. Calculate your total SMP entitlement by multiplying £151.97 by 39 weeks.
2. Divide your total SMP entitlement by 12 to get your monthly maternity pay amount.

For example, if your total SMP entitlement is £5,930, your monthly maternity pay would be approximately £494.17 (£5,930 divided by 12).

### Using the NHS Maternity Pay Calculator

To make it easier for you, we have created a simple NHS maternity pay calculator that you can use to estimate your monthly maternity pay over 12 months. Simply input your total SMP entitlement, and the calculator will do the rest for you.

### Conclusion

Calculating your NHS maternity pay over 12 months doesn’t have to be difficult. By understanding how NHS maternity pay is calculated and utilizing our helpful calculator, you can better plan for your time off work and ensure you receive the maternity pay you are entitled to as an NHS employee.