General Practitioners: Pay

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average salary is of a GP.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information in relation to salaried general practitioners (GPs) is recorded in the table below:

Salaried GPs – Income before tax in Cash terms – England and Wales 2012/13

Mean Earnings

Gross Income

Expenses

Income before Tax

England

£64,700

£81,00

£56,600

Wales

£65,200

£11,100

£54,100

The information relating to partner GPs is recorded in the table below:

Contractor GPs – Income before tax in Cash terms – England and Wales 2012/13

Mean Earnings

Gross Income

Expenses

Income before Tax

England

£289,300

£184,200

£105,100

Wales

£233,800

£142,800

£91,000

Notes:

The tables are presented in cash terms of income before tax for contractor GPs (partners) and salaried GPs under a General Medical Services (GMS) or Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract and exclude expenses. This is taxable income before pension contributions are deducted, made up of gross earnings less total expenses, also known as net income.

The data covers income from both National Health Service and private sources where a GP has at least some NHS income. Figures are rounded to the nearest £100.

The median earnings gross income and expenses data is not held, only the income before tax.

Data is for GPs under a GMS or PMS contract only

Source: GP Earnings and Expenses Enquiries

2014 Health and Social Care Information Centre

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