New Zealand General Practitioner Salaries

Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.

Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated. Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration. Salaries are generally negotiable, within limits.

Job titles in this occupation vary and some examples are family doctor, GP, doctor and medical practitioner.

General practitioners basic earnings will generally range from $115,000 to $220,000 in New Zealand.

There is a shortage of general practitioners in New Zealand and this occupation is currently on New Zealand’s long term skills shortage list.

For comparison, the average hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 March 2020 was $33.20 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $65,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

General Practitioner (GP) Doctor Salaries / Wages in 2020

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Junior General Practitioner (GP) Doctor85,000 – 100,000Auckland
Senior General Practitioner (GP) Doctor180,000 – 210,000Auckland
General Practitioner (GP) Locum Doctor900 – 1,000 per dayHawkes Bay
Locum Part-time General Practitioner (GP) Doctor100 – 120 per hourAuckland
Locum Part-time General Practitioner (GP) Doctor160,000 -230,000 Palmerston North,Manawatu
Experienced General Practitioner / Family Doctor180,000 – 210,000New Plymouth, Taranaki,
Experienced General Practitioner / Family Doctor180,000 – 200,000Wellington
Urgent / GP locum115 – 125 per hourWaikato, Hamilton
General Practitioner (GP) Doctor180,000 – 200,000Christchurch
General Practitioner (GP) Doctorup to 200,000Queenstown
VR General Practitioner (GP) Doctorup to 250,000Dunedin, Otago
General Practitioner (GP) Doctor180,000 – 190,000Southland

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners is the professional body which provides training and professional development for general practitioners and sets standards for general practice.

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