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    Can anyone give me some links to find out how much money junior doctors get in England, Ireland and America?

    I'm fiding it rather hard to get simple, straightforward amounts

    Depends how much private work you do. I really couldn't give you a concrete figure , but my dad (consultant anaesthetist and head of ICU) says that junior doctors nowadays earn a lot more than they did when he was, say, a registrar/house officer. If you're good, as a registrar, you can get (about) 72K p.a.

    But some approximate figures are as follows: (p.a.)

    House officer: £18000
    Senior HO: Year 1: £22 000
    Year 2: £23000
    Year 3: £24500
    Year 4: £26000
    Year 5: £27000
    Year 6: £28700

    Specialist Registrar: (can't be bothered to do the 'each year' thing again, but you'll get my drift. Basically a slow gradation up to about £35000 p.a.

    Personally, I'm going to try getting into private practice as soon as possible. That's where the real money is. You get a huge salary rise when you become a consultant, but (reluctant as I am (not!) to point out failure in our beloved NHS, you still get paid relatively poorly for the job you do. On an NHS salary,a typical consultant might expect to earn somewhere in the region of £65000-£85000 p.a.

    Buy the book 'So you want to be a Brain Surgon' for UK based pay stuff (gives averages for each speciality, and includes other markers such as stress, on call hours etc.)

    It's not uncommon for consultants to "top-up" their earnings by up to £200,000 p.a. by doing private work.
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