Do you earn more than the average GP?

An average, full-time GP billed the MBS for $338,524 in the most recent financial year, the health department has disclosed, giving practitioners a handy benchmark for comparison.

The figure, released Tuesday in response to Senators’ questions at a recent estimates hearing, represents the average among GPs who worked between 211 and 280 days in 2015–16.

Because a GP who works five full days for 48-weeks-a-year clocks up an average of 240 days, the day range represents “the nearest equivalent” to a full-time load, the department says.

Breaking the numbers down, those who work on the