GP incomes dwarfed by other specialists' earnings

GPs scrape into the top 50 highest earners in Australia, but fall well below their specialist and surgical colleagues, according to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Male GPs earn an average of $185,000 per year and rank number 48among all Australian men, while female GPs earn an average of $130,000 and rank number 40 among all Australian women, taxation statistics from 2013/2014 show.

Neurosurgeons are the top earners among males, raking in almost $600,000 per year, while judges are the top earners among females, earning about $350,000 per year (see the top 50 list

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