Are gastroenterologists' earnings on the increase?

And how do they stack up against other specialties?

Gastroenterologists are some of the highest-earning specialists in Australia, with average income reaching $210 an hour, exclusive data show.


The figures are from MABEL, a longitudinal survey of more than 8000 doctors across Australia.

They show that in terms of earning power, gastroenterology only trails a clutch of other well-remunerated specialties, including orthopaedics and anaesthesia.

Radiology tops the list at $261 an hour, while general practice comes last, with $102.

The figures are after tax but before practice costs.