Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Rural GPs earn more than those in urban practices

  • Comment

GPs working in rural practices earn more on average than those in urban practices, according to a report by the NHS Information Centre.

An analysis of tax returns shows rural GPs have a higher average income before tax, gross earnings and expenses than urban GPs.

The report GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiry 2006/07 found that rural GPs have an income before tax of £115,309, while urban GPs have an income before tax of £105,970.

The data also shows that GPs in the South West strategic health authority have the lowest income before tax in England at £98,356 and the highest expenses-to-earnings ratio at 60 per cent.

Overall average figures combining both contractor and salaried GPs have also been published for the first time. The report shows that the average income before tax for combined GPs in the UK in 2006/07 was £100,676.

NHS Information Centre chief executive Tim Straughan said: ‘For the first time we have been able to provide figures for earnings and expenses by SHA and these figures show that contractor GPs in the South West appear to have the lowest income before tax in England.’

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs