Surgery - general
- North Tamworth, New South Wales AU
- $3,000 per day
- 31 Dec 2023 ~ 01 Jan 2024
Whatever your lifestyle or career goals are, our Surgeon Consultant Team exists to help you discover them. Get access to the largest network of Surgeon jobs in Australia and New Zealand, double the next largest agency.
You can choose when you want to work, how long you want to work for and then you can choose when you go back. It’s enabled me to have more time to spend with the family.
Locum Consultants can earn fantastic rates with flexible hours and locations across Australia and New Zealand. No matter your future financial goals - locuming is a great way to boost your earnings.
For most placements, your travel and accommodation costs are covered. Many of our Consultant locums even bring their family along for a working holiday.
We have Australasia's largest network of doctor jobs. This means more chance of finding the perfect role. Search yourself or take advantage of our free career support service and let our team find roles for you.
There are many factors affecting how much you’ll get paid as a surgeon: salary packaging, hours worked, qualifications, and entry-level vs senior experience, to name just a few.
General Surgeons are among Australia’s top-earning professionals in 2024. Figures from the Australian Tax Office show that Surgeons earned an average of AUD$394,866, with General Surgeons earning around AUD$358,000 per year. Locum surgeons are earning up to AUD$3,500 a day.
General Surgeons are among the top-earning specialties in New Zealand. According to Talent the average income of a General Surgeon in New Zealand is NZD$204,465.
The surgery job market can be competitive, let our Specialist Team help you find the role of your dreams.
I am passionate about working alongside Surgeons (including Orthopaedic, General, and Subspecialties). I enjoy the challenge of finding new locations for my doctors to explore, searching for the right role to fit available dates, finding family-friendly working holidays, and the rewarding feeling of helping remote locations find cover.
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I will attend to my own health, wellbeing, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.
Medrecruit continue to advocate for, educate, and work towards better health and wellbeing for all doctors.
In Australia, a general surgeon's annual salary typically ranges from AUD$100,000 as a beginner to over AUD$400,000 for experienced surgeons. However, this can vary based on location, experience, and private versus public sector work.
In Australia, becoming a surgeon typically requires 5-6 years for a medical degree, followed by 1-2 years as an intern and resident. Subsequently, surgical training takes another 5-9 years. In total, it's around 12-17 years from starting medical school to becoming a fully qualified surgeon.
In New Zealand, surgeons' salaries range from NZD$120,000 for entry-level positions to over NZD$600,000 for senior roles. Factors like specialisation, experience, and location can influence earnings. It's advisable to check the latest NZ Medical Association reports for updated figures.
In New Zealand, a neurosurgeon's salary varies based on experience and location. On average, they earn between NZD$150,000 to NZD$600,000 annually, with experienced consultants earning at the higher end. These figures can fluctuate with private practice and additional on-call duties. Always consult current salary surveys for up-to-date information.
This depends on where you work – the hospital or clinic chooses how a doctor is paid. This will work one of three ways:
Your recruitment specialist can let you know which method you’ll be paid by for each job you undertake.
General Surgeons are among Australia’s top-earning professionals in 2021. Recent figures from the Australian Tax Office show that surgeons earned an average of $394,866, with general surgeons earning around $358,000 per year.
Though it’s neurosurgeons who continue to earn the highest surgeon’s salary in Australia, there are plenty of great job opportunities for general surgeons. Your level of experience, the kind of work you take on, and even where you work can have an impact on how much you earn.
Our specialist Surgeon team can help you find a role in these Subspecialties:
Your registration number, a current CV and three references are the essentials of any job application. Other paperwork that's commonly required is:
What you'll need can vary slightly between Australian states and in New Zealand. Some states/locations also ask you complete an online training course (eMedical Courses). We're here to help guide you through the requirements and we'll give you a checklist detailing everything you need.
Nope! Our service is free for doctors. We're paid by hospitals and clinics for our services and are preferred suppliers in several states and areas. Because we have a huge network of doctors, we save clinics and hospitals time (and money) by taking the stress out of the hiring and credentialing process.