We are thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 2023 Salary Survey, a comprehensive exploration into the multifaceted world of General Practitioners (GPs).
This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable contribution of the dedicated GPs who generously shared their insights and experiences. The data from the GP Salary Survey has enabled us to gain profound insights into the ever-evolving landscape of GP practice.
In this report, we present a condensed overview of the diverse areas covered in the survey, shedding light on crucial aspects such as billing practices, earnings, work-life balance, and the profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A summary of what the survey looked into is presented below.
- Billing Practices: Examining billing trends and shifts, with insights into the proportion of GPs in bulk billing, mixed billing, and private billing environments. Bulk billing has declined significantly since our last survey.
- Percentage of Billings: Analysing the distribution of billings among GPs, with percentages earned (e.g., 65% or 70%) and a focus on those in mixed/private billing practices.
- Gross Earnings: Highlighting increased earnings, potentially influenced by factors like locum work and reduced leave. Average earnings are presented across different billing environments and session counts.
- Full-Time GPs: Categorizing full-time GPs based on weekly sessions, considering billing environments and average earnings.
- Part-Time GPs: Defining part-time GPs, focusing on billing environments, and session counts, though mixed billing data is limited.
- Work-Life Balance: Observing work patterns, as the majority of GPs work 7 to 10 sessions weekly.
- Moving Practices: Providing insights into motivations for changing practices, including earning more money, developing special interests, seeking better management/support, improved location, and team dynamics.
- Changing GP Workforce: Addressing post-COVID-19 shifts, such as GPs exploring alternative roles like Urgent Care and GPRCs for income diversification.
- Effect of COVID-19 on Income: Analysing the impact of the pandemic on supplemental income, with varying degrees of increases reported by GPs, particularly those involved in COVID-related services.
For the detailed statistics and findings, click on the link below to download the full GP Salary Survey. The survey provides valuable insights into the evolving landscape of GP practice, billing, earnings, and the dynamic effects of the pandemic on their profession. www.alectoaustralia.com/gp-jobs-australia/gp-salary-australia