Non-specialist doctors who join medical groups as general practitioners earn a starting pay of $10k/mth, with a 13th-month bonus thrown in. In other words, these salaried medical professionals make $130k/yr fresh out of training.
This is according to an article in yesterday’s Straits Times, which highlighted the trend of young doctors joining medical groups instead of starting their own private clinics.
Starting a solo practice requires $150k or so, said a doctor who’s with a medical group. And the income may or may not be better.
“… a highly successful solo practitioner can earn ($20k/mth) or more, but a less successful one may make $8k to $9k or less, said (another doctor).”