Doctor earned $1m in overtime

A senior doctor working in the NSW public hospital system has earned more than $1 million in overtime and call backs - on top of his/her base salary - over the past three years, an audit report has revealed.

The doctor, a senior career medical officer, received a base annual salary of $181,049, plus more than $325,000 per year in overtime and call backs from 2010 to 2012 (see table below).

The case is one of six highlighted by the state’s Auditor General in