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
|Position||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Junior General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||85,000 – 100,000||Auckland|
|Senior General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||180,000 – 210,000||Auckland|
|General Practitioner (GP) Locum Doctor||900 – 1,000 per day||Hawkes Bay|
|Locum Part-time General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||100 – 120 per hour||Auckland|
|Locum Part-time General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||160,000 -230,000||Palmerston North,Manawatu|
|Experienced General Practitioner / Family Doctor||180,000 – 210,000||New Plymouth, Taranaki,|
|Experienced General Practitioner / Family Doctor||180,000 – 200,000||Wellington|
|Urgent / GP locum||115 – 125 per hour||Waikato, Hamilton|
|General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||180,000 – 200,000||Christchurch|
|General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||up to 200,000||Queenstown|
|VR General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||up to 250,000||Dunedin, Otago|
|General Practitioner (GP) Doctor||180,000 – 190,000||Southland|
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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