Base rates of pay

GP registrar base rates of pay

2020/21 base rates of pay

All GP registrars receiving the base rate should check to ensure their rates are in line with the NTCER. You can do this by checking your payslip or by asking your practice manager.

Please note: the base rates of pay increase from the commencement of the second training term in 2020. Read our factsheet about the change (pdf) to ensure you are receiving the increased rate.

General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) has informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate.

GPT1/PRRT1

  • The base rate of pay for a full-time GPT1/PRRT1 GP registrar is $77,681.48 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation.
    This amounts to ($1,493.87 /38 hour week) or ($39.31/hour)

GPT2/PRRT2

  • The base rate of pay for a full-time GPT2/PRRT2 GP registrar is $93,393.62 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation.
    This amounts to ($1,796.03 /38 hour week); or ($47.26/hour)

GPT3 & 4/PRRT3 & 4

  • The base rate of pay for a full-time GPT3 & 4/PRRT3 & 4 GP registrar is $99,746.10 per year, plus 9.5% superannuation.
    This amounts to ($1,918.19 /38 hour week); or ($50.48/hour)

FAQs

When do the new rates apply?
The new rates are applicable from the commencement of Term 2, 2020. These dates are different for every Regional Training Organisation (RTO). The dates are as follows:

  • WAGPET: 13 July 2020
  • NTGPE: 3 August 2020
  • GPTQ: 20 July 2020
  • JCU GP training: 20 July 2020
  • GPTT: 27 July 2020
  • GP Synergy: 3 August 2020
  • GPEx: 3 August 2020
  • MCCC: 3 August 2020
  • EVGPT: 3 August 2020

 

What happens if my rate hasn’t been increased?
If your base rate has not increased after starting Term 2, 2020, you should talk to your practice manager or supervisor about increasing your base rate and any back payments. General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) has informed all their members of the increase and have advised them to backpay GP registrars who did not receive an increase to their base rate.

 

What happens if I have negotiated my base rate above the NTCER minimum? Will I still receive an increase?
If you have negotiated above the NTCER minimum for your fortnightly base rate, you may not receive an increase to your pay, however, this depends on what exactly is written into your employment agreement. Read through your employment agreement carefully to make sure. When it comes to negotiating your employment agreement for the next training term, keep in mind this increase to the base rates of pay and adjust your asking figure accordingly.

 

Why has base rate of pay increased now?
According to NTCER clause 11.1, the new base rates of pay “will become applicable in the training term immediately following the MBS increase”. As the MBS increase came into effect 1 July 2020, the base rate of pay is applicable to all training terms commencing after 1 July 2020 (ie. training term 2 of 2020 and beyond).

 

Do part-time GP registrars get an increase?
If you are a part-time GP registrar receiving the base rate of pay, you will receive an increase. Check the hourly rates above to calculate your increase.

 


Previous base rates of pay:

Dr Kari Sims talks about what you need to know before signing your first employment agreement as a GP registrar.

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