Salary of gynaecology and ​obstetrician specialists in Australia - how does yours compare?


Article by Bethany Rogers14 Aug 2021
Female Doctor - Salary

Salary of Gynaecology and ​Obstetrician Specialists in Australia

Gynaecology and ​Obstetrician (O&G) specialists in Australia can earn as much as $450,000 annually.

The average salary for permanent O&G specialists is between $250,000 and $450,000. The average salary for O&G registrars is $132,000.

Locum pay rates for O&G registrars, specialists, and Visiting Medical Officers are often higher than permanent pay rates.

Average locum pay rates for gynaecology and ​obstetrician doctors:

Resident medical officers (RMO): $80 – $150 per hour

Registrars: $100 – $180 per hour

O&G Consultants: $2000 – 25000 per day

How gynaecology/obstetricians can increase their income

A career in O&G is challenging and rewarding. It offers a wide range of job opportunities across Australia; in hospitals, clinics, public and private health settings.

Where you work and the nature of the work you undertake can have an impact on how much you earn.
Locuming is a great option to increase your income, either alongside a permanent position, or full-time locuming

Undertaking subspecialist training will increase your income. If you are a Fellow of RANZCOG, you can train to work exclusively in Gynaecological Oncology, Urogynaecology, Reproductive medicine, Maternal and Fetal medicine, or Obstetrical & Gynaecological Ultrasound

Diversify your workload. Private healthcare work is often better paid, but doing a mix of public and private healthcare work helps broaden your skills, experience and professional network.

Looking for top-paying O&G roles? Work with us to tap into a wealth of great opportunities for skilled gynaecology/obstetricians. We have a team dedicated to finding you your ideal doctor job.

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Bethany Rogers
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