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|Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 10:38am On Oct 13, 2017|
Salaries remain an important focal point across both public and private sectors in Nigeria and no matter the industry, every professional wants earn enough to take care of his or her family and needs. The Federal Government has recently banned private practice commonly known as “PP” for Medical Doctors working in the public hospitals in Nigeria; a move that will not only affect the doctors but can actually disrupt the services in the health sector in the country.
mysalaryscale.com recently published an article explaining the salaries of Medical Doctors in Nigeria – given the herculean tasks and responsibilities that rely on the shoulders of an average doctor in Nigeria, it’s not farfetched why they should have their earnings on a totally different salary scale and structure when compared to that of other professions of human endeavors. Starting from getting a university degree, it’s a common trend for a student studying medicine and surgery or dentistry to spend more years than his or her contemporaries studying other courses in art, engineering, and business. This is probably the first reason they should earn more than others.
Secondly, for most institutions, the college of medicine uses a totally different calendar from that of other disciplines in the school. This is more like setting themselves apart from the trends of others. Distinguishing these medical students from their peers and making them stay in school to study those very big books is aimed at making them unbreakable. Those who cannot cope with these rigorous activities often get relocated to other disciplines or even withdrawn from the institution. This soul-breaking procedure adopted by the medical profession sets them apart from other professions.
Now, when they start working, generally they tend to earn more than an average businessman, an engineer or a lawyer. But the reason for this goes beyond the university curriculum and structure of the profession. They primarily earn more because they deal with lives – human lives. They involve in various procedures on a daily basis that decide whether a patient lives or dies. The degree of risk and importance associated with this profession is what basically makes them earn more than other professions on the average. In finance, the higher the risk, the higher the return.
Salary Structure of Doctors in Nigeria
In a survey carried out by MySalaryScale.com in 2017, salary data for different professions were gathered all across Nigeria. It was gathered that a medical doctor earns an average salary of #250,000 per month. This excludes other financial benefits and multiple jobs earnings. The survey also found out that the salary increases with the years of experience in the field. While an entry level doctor earns an average of #170,000, an average middle-level medical doctor earns an average of #270,000.
However, apart from the basic salary, there are other financial benefits attached to working as a doctor in Nigeria. According to the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS), other financial benefits of doctors in Nigeria are as follows;
The specialist allowance applies only to medical/dental officers who are employed as consultants.
Call Duty Allowance
Call duty allowance is payable to medical/dental officers in federal hospitals and clinics. It is to be earned only when an officer would have actually performed call duty in accordance with an existing call duty roster.
Health Professional Non-Clinical Duty Allowance
This allowance is payable to medical/dental officers deployed to render health-related services in the federal ministry of health and other federal health institutions.
Clinical Duty Allowance
This allowance is payable to honorary consultants, who are employed as academic staff in universities but render clinical services to teaching/specialist hospitals.
This allowance is payable to federal medical/dental officers who are engaged in the teaching of medical doctors or other health professionals in training and teaching/ specialist hospitals.
Hazard allowance is also paid across the board to all medical/ dental officers.
Rural posting allowance
Federal medical/dental officers who are stationed in rural communities are also paid this allowance at the rates specified. The federal ministry of health and the national salaries incomes and wages commission jointly determines the designation of a health station as rural.
Multiple Job Earnings of Doctors
Apart from all the benefits listed above for a doctor in Nigeria, those involved in multiple jobs also earn additional. Now, various professions offer the job holders the opportunity to work in more than one firm at a time or involve in two or more tasks simultaneously. The medical profession is one of these professions with the leverage of having multiple jobs holding. For example, most medical doctors who work in government hospitals may also own a private hospital, work as a doctor or a consultant in other private clinics.
The implication of this to doctors’ salary is that it gives them the opportunity to earn more than the average salary of a regular doctor. So, while the research shows #247,000 as doctors’ average salary, with other allowances, it still does not take into account the other earnings they get from working in other hospitals. The amount being earn here depends on the time put, the status of the doctor, and so many other factors. Doctors who have multiple job holdings may generally earn more salary than the average rate.
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:17pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Op failed to take into cognisance the fact that after 7-10 yes of ardous medical training, a good number of doctors criss cross the country in search of nonexistent but compulsory housemanship. Some would be surprised to hear that some doctors offer to work for free just so that they can be done with the housejob and prevent the license from expiring.
What lies after NYSC is pitiable. Its modern day slavery as you work 24/7 only to be paid a paltry 120k.
Why do you think we're leaving the country in droves? Just wait for the statistics from the next plab exams, you would be shocked at the numbers .
Those who think the medical profession is lucrative are living in fool's paradise
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Laird(m): 7:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Don't be deceived. There are many unemployed Doctor s...Even to get an internship/ house man ship space to work for free is very challenging
To get government job is like a needle in a haystack...
Private pay from 6Oooo-150000 for 0-5 years experience and jobs are not easily available...
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by AntiWailer: 9:07pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Thank God I was advised against medicine on time.
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by tayorh(m): 9:07pm On Oct 13, 2017|
We are so fu***ked in dis country..
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Flashh: 9:07pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Lol. This your info is wrong bro.
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by BreezyCB(m): 9:07pm On Oct 13, 2017|
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by fulaniHERDSman(m): 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Buhari was an Army Doctor back in the days ... so i heard.
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Joylove05(f): 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Na woa oo
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by funnynation(m): 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
That's not up to 2hrs of Lil Kesh stage performance. After he go shout Skiborororo for stage and they go credit his account with 500k or more.
Good one anyway
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
People are quick to make public doctors salary.
This peanut is what paramedical are killing themselves.
Meanwhile in comparism, those lazy JOHESU will earn more for doing nothing other Than to watch Zeeworld and African Magic .
Politicians earns 20 x this
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by niggi4life(m): 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
mysalaryscale.com has about 5% accuracy for salaries in Nigeria..
Do not be deceived by those figures. Most Nigerian doctors are paid lesser than those figures.
Why do you think they go on strike?
An average Doctor in the U.S is far better than an experienced Doctor in Naija... U guys should use your tongue to count ya teeth.. if u get chance, fly away
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by JoshMedia: 9:08pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Wey my Lab coat?
Check my signature
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by GogetterMD(m): 9:09pm On Oct 13, 2017|
No think am o, all those allowances are part of the salary already o
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by bellazz(m): 9:09pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Is this real... more reason why many wanted to read medicine and surgery
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by dwizy(m): 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Wait! You mean.. Some doctors are broke? How?
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by RIPEnglish: 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
I don't liked medicine before, see the small amount they are paided? rubbish.
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by MrRichy(m): 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
how I tried to study medicine.. schools kept offering me Microbiology.. till I accepted my fate..
finally I know many unemployed doctors..
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by dhtml71: 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
The information above is not complete, there are doctors that earn below 100k monthly, and many dont even have work.
There are consultants looking for work e.t.c
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by sainty2k3(m): 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
This informant is bias and ignorant
Before you reach that level u must have worked for some years in a federal Government establishment
By the way the claim that many Dr have their private practice is far from truth, there used to be a time when many doctors could do that, now some are closing down their clinic for patronage and people are not even setting up like that again, Residency training is the new trend before the resurgence of Doctors exodus to UK and Us which is now rampant
By the way, the lowest amount a new doctor collects in UK is closed to x5 of that amount Op quoted
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Godson201333(m): 9:10pm On Oct 13, 2017|
and thats like 500 euros hmmm still poor pay sha
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by dhtml71: 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Laird:God bless you, very correct too
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by DanielsParker(m): 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
I receive more than this.
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by dulux07(m): 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
They get jobs faster and paid decent salaries in most countries, things r always different in this country, like doctors go on strike even the budget for health is shocking, no wonder some of them leave the country.
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by ccollins(m): 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Laird:U speak nonsense you know. what do U know know about the medical profession
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by euroboy95: 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 9:11pm On Oct 13, 2017|
compared to other civil servants in nigeria, Doctors and other health workers earn really well.but they ll keep fighting for more, using human life as bargaining chip
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by obinna58(m): 9:12pm On Oct 13, 2017|
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by IMASTEX: 9:12pm On Oct 13, 2017|
The only profession doing well in Nija are: religious leaders and politicians.
Use natural herbal tea to end that PE and other erectile, issues, etc.
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|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by madgoat(m): 9:12pm On Oct 13, 2017|
Hmmmm.... Whats our business with salaries when we are still waiting for the breaking news of Davido's arrest and incarceration. If that useless fellow is not jailed, then i will lose all my faith in the police.
|Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Twirelex: 9:12pm On Oct 13, 2017|
lecturing job is far better
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