Who earns the big bucks in medicine

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 48 among 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.