How much do ER doctors make in Australia?


Article by Medrecruit Editorial Team27 Nov 2022
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How much do emergency doctors make in Australia?

Data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in an Australian Salary Expert survey suggests the average emergency doctor's gross salary in Australia is AUD 392,103. According to Seek emergency doctors are earning between AUD 89 and AUD 120. We are seeing emergency medicine consultants earning between AUD 160 - AUD 205 an hour and up to AUD 3500 a day for locum roles.

How much do emergency doctors make in New Zealand?

Data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in an Australian Salary Expert survey suggests the average emergency doctor's gross salary in Australia is NZD 359,405.

Is an emergency doctor a good career?

Emergency Medicine (EM) is an exciting and rewarding career choice, it is a great option for those who want a fast-paced environment, variety, and a challenge. Emergency medicine is highly rewarding as the ED is often the only place to which a patient or family can turn, your work can make a real difference in the lives of patients and their families.

How can I earn more money as an emergency doctor?

There are lots of ways you can earn more as an emergency doctor. While working more hours and doing more procedures is one way – it’s not the only one. Here’s how you can boost your ED doctor earnings.

Go rural. In Metropolitan hospitals there is more competition when it comes to doctor jobs, but there is often a greater need for ED doctors in rural or remote locations so you may find these roles pay more.

Try locuming. Emergency doctors have the ability to earn more locuming, pick up additional shifts around your permanent role, or become a full-time locum. Locum shifts often pay well because you could be providing much-needed last-minute cover. Again, rural locum work is the best-paid, but there are locum opportunities throughout Australia.

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