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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by vivalaurel(m): 8:21am On Oct 14, 2017
Lieyel09:
It was expected that you will at least consult a real doctors before posting salary scales for the profession. But alas you consulted only mysalaryscale.com. Let me enlighten you abt the scale in my centre.

1. A house officer (doctor on internship) which last for 1year earn around #170000 ( some centers pay more or less ). This is the entry level after medical school but as someone said its difficult to get placement, becos there are few hospitals that are approved to offer the programme. Added to this is that if you cannot get placement within 2years you have to write the medical and dental council exam again and renew ur temporary license. After housejob you are given a permanent license to practice without supervision.

Now this is where it gets interesting cos there are so many options available. MO, teaching, residency, public health, politics, business and what hv you

2. MO is medical officer who is employed by a hosp to work a general practitioner. No added qualification is required and their entry level is #250000 and above. They are promoted and salary increases just like any ministry job till they reach the ceiling. Those at the apex earn slightly above #700000

3. Teaching: a medical doctor can go into just teaching in a medical school at the preclinical level. Additional certification is required (masters and currently Phd). Their salary level starts at around #380000 some centres pay more. Teachers at the clinical side also render clinical services and are called honorary consultants their pay grade is different

4. Residency is a training that allows a doctor to specialise in a specific area or become a consultant. Places offering residency are not equal to d number of doctors seeking d training so again it is difficult to get in. There are different cadres and last on average 6-8 years, Some are as short as 4 years

a) Junior registrars (2 ans half years) salary starts at N 350,000 currently (was less than this in the past) after the part 1 exams they progress to senior registrar
b) Senior registrar whose salary currently starts arouund #500,000. After part 2exams becomes a consultant who is either released or retained by his institution
c) Consultants are appointed by the hosp. They are at the peak of their career. Their salary is #800,000 for the new ones and around #1,200,000 for the senior ones. This is why JOHESU members wants to become consultants
so much. In addition to this pay, this are the groups that can consult in different hospital or have private and big shorts patients that they attend to. Depending on how well connected a consultant a is they can earn more than 5times the figures quoted above

5. The public health physicians can be thru masters in public health or residency in public health. They are the ones that populate the ministry of health and other health related agencies, NGOs, WHO and other health related local and international organisations. They get more grants than consultants in other fields and are often quite boxed up.

6. Being a medical doctor does not bar anyone from owning businesses or partaking in politics. Although some prefer to do that after becoming consultant. Infact I know a consultant who owns a car dealership firm and Ngige and Saraki are medical doctors.

7. Now while waiting for placement or appointment as consultant or commonly before making up your mind which area you want to go into a doctor can work in private hospitals where they owners don't pay so well. The pay could between <#100,000 to >500,000 depending on the location

8. Lemme also address the issue of doctors being broke, yes doctors are human being and each individual is prone to making either good or bad choices, invest wisely or live lavishly, or too lazy to seize the many opportunities being a doctor offers. Our teachers used to tell us that as long you know what you are doing as a doctor you might not necessarily be the Dangotes or Adenugas but you will be very comfortable in life and they were very right.

On a final note, lemme also inform many commentors who probably wanted studying medicine but couldnt and sieze the opportunity to insult every thread related to Nigerian doctors. Yes Nigerian doctors are the worst paid doctors in the entire world, but they are doing their best and can never go hungry if they know what they are doing. Ask yourself this question why doctors trained in Nigeria are among the very best when they leave the country? Its simple, human capital alone is not enough to power any system, you need economic and technological capital. Imagine if all the monies spent on medical tourism by elites, government official and indeed any Nigerian who can afford abroad was used to provide state of arts facilities and needed training of relevant health workers, Nigeria will become a centre of medical tourism itself.

I was told a story in medical school of a top govt official during the Gen Abdulsalam Abubarka regime who went to South Africa for a relative's brain, on arrival he was told that they are waiting for the surgeon from Nigeria (prof. B.B. Shehu). The surgery went very fine and afterwards the govt official was ashamed. This led to building of a neurosurgery centre in Sokoto state.

We can make Nigeria work if we can only have faith on ourselves

Are we in the same country? Registrar's starting salary @ 350k? Hmmmnn
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Jman06(m): 9:04am On Oct 14, 2017
kenonze:
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
Nobody forces you to do works that are meant for the JOHESU guys because of your insecurity.
Nigerian medical doctors are the most insecure people in the world! FACT

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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Jman06(m): 9:07am On Oct 14, 2017
I still prefer to be a Pharmacist!

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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by jaychubi: 9:28am On Oct 14, 2017
[quote author=Lieyel09 post=61399966]It was expected that you will at least consult a real doctors before posting salary scales for the profession. But alas you consulted only mysalaryscale.com. Let me enlighten you abt the scale in my centre.

1. A house officer (doctor on internship) which last for 1year earn around #170000 ( some centers pay more or less ). This is the entry level after medical school but as someone said its difficult to get placement, becos there are few hospitals that are approved to offer the programme. Added to this is that if you cannot get placement within 2years you have to write the medical and dental council exam again and renew ur temporary license. After housejob you are given a permanent license to practice without supervision.

Now this is where it gets interesting cos there are so many options available. MO, teaching, residency, public health, politics, business and what hv you

2. MO is medical officer who is employed by a hosp to work a general practitioner. No added qualification is required and their entry level is #250000 and above. They are promoted and salary increases just like any ministry job till they reach the ceiling. Those at the apex earn slightly above #700000

3. Teaching: a medical doctor can go into just teaching in a medical school at the preclinical level. Additional certification is required (masters and currently Phd). Their salary level starts at around #380000 some centres pay more. Teachers at the clinical side also render clinical services and are called honorary consultants their pay grade is different

4. Residency is a training that allows a doctor to specialise in a specific area or become a consultant. Places offering residency are not equal to d number of doctors seeking d training so again it is difficult to get in. There are different cadres and last on average 6-8 years, Some are as short as 4 years

a) Junior registrars (2 ans half years) salary starts at N 350,000 currently (was less than this in the past) after the part 1 exams they progress to senior registrar
b) Senior registrar whose salary currently starts arouund #500,000. After part 2exams becomes a consultant who is either released or retained by his institution
c) Consultants are appointed by the hosp. They are at the peak of their career. Their salary is #800,000 for the new ones and around #1,200,000 for the senior ones. This is why JOHESU members wants to become consultants
so much. In addition to this pay, this are the groups that can consult in different hospital or have private and big shorts patients that they attend to. Depending on how well connected a consultant a is they can earn more than 5times the figures quoted above

5. The public health physicians can be thru masters in public health or residency in public health. They are the ones that populate the ministry of health and other health related agencies, NGOs, WHO and other health related local and international organisations. They get more grants than consultants in other fields and are often quite boxed up.

6. Being a medical doctor does not bar anyone from owning businesses or partaking in politics. Although some prefer to do that after becoming consultant. Infact I know a consultant who owns a car dealership firm and Ngige and Saraki are medical doctors.

7. Now while waiting for placement or appointment as consultant or commonly before making up your mind which area you want to go into a doctor can work in private hospitals where they owners don't pay so well. The pay could between <#100,000 to >500,000 depending on the location

8. Lemme also address the issue of doctors being broke, yes doctors are human being and each individual is prone to making either good or bad choices, invest wisely or live lavishly, or too lazy to seize the many opportunities being a doctor offers. Our teachers used to tell us that as long you know what you are doing as a doctor you might not necessarily be the Dangotes or Adenugas but you will be very comfortable in life and they were very right.

On a final note, lemme also inform many commentors who probably wanted studying medicine but couldnt and sieze the opportunity to insult every thread related to Nigerian doctors. Yes Nigerian doctors are the worst paid doctors in the entire world, but they are doing their best and can never go hungry if they know what they are doing. Ask yourself this question why doctors trained in Nigeria are among the very best when they leave the country? Its simple, human capital alone is not enough to power any system, you need economic and technological capital. Imagine if all the monies spent on medical tourism by elites, government official and indeed any Nigerian who can afford abroad was used to provide state of arts facilities and needed training of relevant health workers, Nigeria will become a centre of medical tourism itself.

I was told a story in medical school of a top govt official during the Gen Abdulsalam Abubarka regime who went to South Africa for a relative's brain, on arrival he was told that they are waiting for the surgeon from Nigeria (prof. B.B. Shehu). The surgery went very fine and afterwards the govt official was ashamed. This led to building of a neurosurgery centre in Sokoto state.

We can make Nigeria work if we can only have faith on ourselves



This is very good on paper but very far from practical experience esp the figures quoted as salaries

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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by 48noble(m): 9:46am On Oct 14, 2017
enemyofprogress:
I will never forget the day I fokd a medical doctor in her office.

I can relate...
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by oladotman(m): 9:55am On Oct 14, 2017
Lieyel09:
It was expected that you will at least consult a real doctors before posting salary scales for the profession. But alas you consulted only mysalaryscale.com. Let me enlighten you abt the scale in my centre.

1. A house officer (doctor on internship) which last for 1year earn around #170000 ( some centers pay more or less ). This is the entry level after medical school but as someone said its difficult to get placement, becos there are few hospitals that are approved to offer the programme. Added to this is that if you cannot get placement within 2years you have to write the medical and dental council exam again and renew ur temporary license. After housejob you are given a permanent license to practice without supervision.

Now this is where it gets interesting cos there are so many options available. MO, teaching, residency, public health, politics, business and what hv you

2. MO is medical officer who is employed by a hosp to work a general practitioner. No added qualification is required and their entry level is #250000 and above. They are promoted and salary increases just like any ministry job till they reach the ceiling. Those at the apex earn slightly above #700000

3. Teaching: a medical doctor can go into just teaching in a medical school at the preclinical level. Additional certification is required (masters and currently Phd). Their salary level starts at around #380000 some centres pay more. Teachers at the clinical side also render clinical services and are called honorary consultants their pay grade is different

4. Residency is a training that allows a doctor to specialise in a specific area or become a consultant. Places offering residency are not equal to d number of doctors seeking d training so again it is difficult to get in. There are different cadres and last on average 6-8 years, Some are as short as 4 years

a) Junior registrars (2 ans half years) salary starts at N 350,000 currently (was less than this in the past) after the part 1 exams they progress to senior registrar
b) Senior registrar whose salary currently starts arouund #500,000. After part 2exams becomes a consultant who is either released or retained by his institution
c) Consultants are appointed by the hosp. They are at the peak of their career. Their salary is #800,000 for the new ones and around #1,200,000 for the senior ones. This is why JOHESU members wants to become consultants
so much. In addition to this pay, this are the groups that can consult in different hospital or have private and big shorts patients that they attend to. Depending on how well connected a consultant a is they can earn more than 5times the figures quoted above

5. The public health physicians can be thru masters in public health or residency in public health. They are the ones that populate the ministry of health and other health related agencies, NGOs, WHO and other health related local and international organisations. They get more grants than consultants in other fields and are often quite boxed up.

6. Being a medical doctor does not bar anyone from owning businesses or partaking in politics. Although some prefer to do that after becoming consultant. Infact I know a consultant who owns a car dealership firm and Ngige and Saraki are medical doctors.

7. Now while waiting for placement or appointment as consultant or commonly before making up your mind which area you want to go into a doctor can work in private hospitals where they owners don't pay so well. The pay could between <#100,000 to >500,000 depending on the location

8. Lemme also address the issue of doctors being broke, yes doctors are human being and each individual is prone to making either good or bad choices, invest wisely or live lavishly, or too lazy to seize the many opportunities being a doctor offers. Our teachers used to tell us that as long you know what you are doing as a doctor you might not necessarily be the Dangotes or Adenugas but you will be very comfortable in life and they were very right.

On a final note, lemme also inform many commentors who probably wanted studying medicine but couldnt and sieze the opportunity to insult every thread related to Nigerian doctors. Yes Nigerian doctors are the worst paid doctors in the entire world, but they are doing their best and can never go hungry if they know what they are doing. Ask yourself this question why doctors trained in Nigeria are among the very best when they leave the country? Its simple, human capital alone is not enough to power any system, you need economic and technological capital. Imagine if all the monies spent on medical tourism by elites, government official and indeed any Nigerian who can afford abroad was used to provide state of arts facilities and needed training of relevant health workers, Nigeria will become a centre of medical tourism itself.

I was told a story in medical school of a top govt official during the Gen Abdulsalam Abubarka regime who went to South Africa for a relative's brain, on arrival he was told that they are waiting for the surgeon from Nigeria (prof. B.B. Shehu). The surgery went very fine and afterwards the govt official was ashamed. This led to building of a neurosurgery centre in Sokoto state.

We can make Nigeria work if we can only have faith on ourselves

Sir please where is your centre? Is it UCH?
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by binladen(m): 12:07pm On Oct 14, 2017
All this johesu people giving false information as a doctor ....smh

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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by onyxo76(m): 12:21pm On Oct 14, 2017
arinzos:

why u de lie like this? 440 to 96k chai!
that is osun state govt tax for resident doctors in teaching hospitals ,go and do your research before labelling me a liar, in case you don't know my colleague works where their monthly payslips are prepared.
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by onyxo76(m): 12:23pm On Oct 14, 2017
arinzos:

why u de lie like this? 440 to 96k chai!
96k is the tax not dropping from 440 to 96.
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Ara99: 10:07pm On Oct 14, 2017
well how I wish all these figures esp the high end ones are true everywhere. Here in Kano State, the state government pays #148,522 to house officers and about 170k plus to starting medical officers. The consultants start at 400k plus though most might be in visiting capacity I. e also working with the federal teaching hospital.
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by docphresh(m): 11:30pm On Oct 14, 2017
Nanjerian:
Thats because you couldn't pass your primaries and you don't know much
. Think before you talk foool
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Ara99: 6:55am On Oct 15, 2017
And this is the same government that wants to ban doctors Fromm doing pp. When they can't guarantee what is paid to doctors esp at state level, the only option they have is for doctors to be allowed to do locum in private hospitals when not on duty.
They will have to improve salaries of doctor and ensure compliance among all levels of government federal and state to be able to completely ban private practice for most medical doctors. Even at that private hospitals might sometimes require specialist review or assistance from consultants working in government hospital
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by ctex4real(m): 5:33am On Oct 16, 2017
motivationspika:
Sometimes I do not understand whether its the use of English that is our problem, or something else. Every time you people would say Medical Doctors "deal with lives- human lives". Therefore you are saying Pilots deal with animals, Engineers deal with animals, Lawyers deal with animals, Accountants deal with animals, Psycologists deal with animals, Pharmacists deal with animals, and so on. When a bridge or a storey building collapses as a result of design errors or wrong implementation or whatever reason, and many people die in the process, then you will know if Engineers are not dealing with human lives too. Or when injustice is taking its toll on you and a Lawyer stands in between and you escape rotting in jail, we shall know if lawyers are dealing with human beings or not. When some Medical Doctors have psychological problems they run to psycologist for counselling. Are you now saying psycologist don't "deal with lives- human lives". Almost all professions deal with humans in one way or the other. Medicine & Surgery is one of the best courses to study here in Nigeria. The reason they are given this preferential treatment in Nigeria is because before the country will get to this level they have fought for their rights and privileges and welfare packages and other bonuses under the International Labour Laws(which other labour unions cannot fight for) through a strong and a no-nonse body that they have- The Nigeria Medical and Dental Association(NMDA). This is why it seems as if they are always holding the Government to ransom like ASUU. In essence. I am saying Medical Doctors are not the only ones that deal with human lives. A man's life is even riskier in the hands of the Pilot while in the air. Don't get it twisted, Medicine & Surgery is one of the best professions.
what has your post got to do with the topic now? undecided
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 11:36am On Nov 08, 2017
dhtml71:
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
"Consultants looking for work" How did they become consultants then?
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by boiz2men(m): 1:17pm On Nov 13, 2017
Frenchfriez:
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


nothing was as annoying as that housemanship
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:51pm On Nov 13, 2017
boiz2men:



nothing was as annoying as that housemanship
My brother, they wouldn't understand
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Mandeyy: 8:58am On Jan 08, 2018
Chamberlane:
nicely stated sir nd point for correction 170k is d lowest a doctor earns as fr entry level in any federal or state hospital
I also heard it's d lowest a dentist earns in any federal or state hospital, and that a dentist in residency training also earns d same as his medical counterpart and also ends up becoming a consultant as his medical counterpart with d same privileges attached, like being d CMD, CMAC, NMA chairman or president. Is it true?
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Saipro(m): 8:03am On Feb 05, 2018
nursemyke:
Who said what OP posted was not true? With entry point of doctors being level 12, they earn as much as that with those who do multiple jobs also known as PP plus those that are keen on collecting 10% from pharmaceutical reps and private lab owners. They earn this much yet you see them opening thier mouth to shout marginalisation and wants to down tool. Yet they are the head of very health institutions, they head all the juicy departments and who is now marginalising who? They divert patients to thier private practice, they engage in polypharmacy just to sell for a Pharma rep in exchange for 10 %, they send patients to go to do lab tests mostly not relevant just to get commission from the labs. God is watching them in 3D.


First off, no doctor starts off at Grade Level 12. Let's put that aside and address the other "facts".

What percentage of doctors fulfil the above stated?
0.1%?
0.2%?
Perhaps as high as 1%

How many doctors engage in PP? Where are these PP points to start with? How many hospitals do you know without full-time staffers?
How many doctors' paychecks have you seen? Quoting figures from government approved circulars which would probably never be fully implemented? Definitely not hearsay (you're beyond that - as is your audience).

It's nice to be sensational while reporting things (gets the crowd eager for more) but we need facts to move us forward, not drama.

Quote your sources (better yet, paste legit links here; not of sites claiming to know but of agencies/institutions actually paying) and your credibility would be upheld.

PS: I know numerous doctors, work with them, have them as friends, extended family members and have one as a brother.

One love
Peace
I'm outta here!

Edit: for the record, most doctors in employment are in private firms. A few more in state institutions. Discounting wages of those in NGOs, states mostly pay less than the federal institutions and private mostly pay half or less (asides some really big ones in the larger cities which might pay even more than the federal ones). Permit me to answer one of my questions above and tell you that the salaries paid are quite different from those approved. Then again, that isn't peculiar to people in the medical profession as we all groan under delayed salaries, outstanding wages/benefits, ill-treatment, substandard facilities and poorly implemented policies.
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Bbbwings(m): 2:05pm On Oct 14, 2019
Mandeyy:
I also heard it's d lowest a dentist earns in any federal or state hospital, and that a dentist in residency training also earns d same as his medical counterpart and also ends up becoming a consultant as his medical counterpart with d same privileges attached, like being d CMD, CMAC, NMA chairman or president. Is it true?
Yes

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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by tck2000(m): 12:12pm On Oct 15, 2019
hm
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Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by Abortedfetus(m): 7:45am On Aug 02
One week pay.
Re: Salaries Of Medical Doctors In Nigeria by doctokwus: 9:18am On Aug 02
vivalaurel:
Are we in the same country? Registrar's starting salary @ 350k? Hmmmnn
That person is a clown.
Where some states are finding it difficult to pay their hospital consultants N350k and their M.O.s are being paid N150-180k grudgingly.

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