Finances and minimum salaries for GP registrars are guided by General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA). Once you have completed your training, your earning potential can increase significantly. This will depend on several factors, including:
• Location – GPs tend to see more patients in rural areas, for instance
• Overtime options
• Types of work – procedural and hospital work tend to attract higher pay
• Medical specialty.
GPs can choose to be paid sessional rates or (more commonly) get paid as a percentage of income generated. General practice is flexible enough to accommodate your priorities in terms of lifestyle and/or income.