Remuneration cost structure

Remuneration in general practice varies depending on the practice’s cost structure and the value that the GP brings to the practice, financially and non-financially with the cost structures also varying depending on the commitments of the practice.

The RACGP understands that the current industry standard for GP remuneration is approximately 63% to 75% of billings, depending on experience and qualifications, such as Fellowship of the RACGP.

GPs considering a challenging and rewarding career in areas of workforce shortage and rural areas can often access additional incentives such as relocation assistance, housing allowances, a car or cash sign-on bonuses.

This is further enhanced by the General Practice Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP) through which eligible GPs can access from $12,000 to $60,000 p.a.

General practice registrar remuneration and employment conditions are set out in the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars (NTCER) which is negotiated by General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) and General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA).

As trainees, general practice registrars must be employed according to the NTCER and can expect to be paid a base salary (starting at $74,215 in Term 1, increasing to $95,295 p.a. by Term 3). This base salary is topped up with the difference between the registrar’s base salary and a percentage of billings or receipts (no less than 44.79% + 9.5% Super).