How much do private doctors earn?Watch
It doesn't really matter though, as you'll be making more than enough money at the rate of an NHS consultant pay to live very comfortably, regardless of whether you work privately or in the NHS.
The astronomical rates the US private doctors (especially surgeons) make really just means the difference between "nice house, car, clothes etc" and "several nice houses, cars, and so on" which is kind of irrelevant ultimately as you can only reside in one house at a time and drive one car at a time...
This is beside the point that the oft cited salaries are considerably lower in real terms due to the very high cost of malpractice insurance etc in the US - and the overhead costs in the US of running ones own practice increasing quite a lot these days (and the private health companies that exist there, in the same vein as BUPA or virginhealtcare, tend to pay a lot less than figures would suggest from what I hear).
Like private consultants...in NHS they earn like £100,000 at the maximum I think, but how much do private ones earn?
This is a (now rather old) paper on the subject:
So, adjust for inflation I guess lol.
But that can still be very lucrative, as above.
Bear in mind also that some NHS trusts have contracts whereby you need to work more for the NHS before you can do private. So for example if a standard contract is for 40 hours, they might want you to work 44 hours if you want to do private as well. That is also the case in Ireland (though in Ireland it is mandated by the government whereas in the UK it depends on the trust for which you work).
Very few people do private work only because it is hard to keep up to date and do all the things you need to do if you don't work in the NHS, unless you work for a large private firm but in that case you become more of an employee and earnings are greatly reduced because the firm needs to pay for its overheads.