As a healthcare recruiting company, here at EGV Recruiting, we have constantly dealt with medical specialists eager to obtain a well-paying job as a specialist doctor in France, but on the other hand reluctant about working as a SELF-EMPLOYED in a private practice.
We are not here to judge the priorities of certain candidates and we understand the need of stability and the fact that for many foreigners not used to the French healthcare system self-employment might not sound as stable as earning a fixed income, but in France over 51% of medical specialists are self-employed and earn a bigger gross annual income than their fixed salary counterparts.
We did not come up with this numbers, so in order to make things clear here you have the official report:
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has gathered a wide amount of data about OECD-countries on the topic of medical remuneration, thus shading light on the subject of income in different Western European countries.
The study is conducted only on medical specialists, defined as physicians who have specialised and work in a field other than General Practice.
The study excludes resident doctors and physicians still in training, and the study underlines the average gross annual income.
Out of the 6 countries mentioned in the survey. Germany and France have the highest number of self-employed medical specialists with their own private practice outside the hospital (41% and 51%).
Self-employed medical specialists are paid by fee of service. The service can be a Diagnosis Related Group or other procedures (ex. operations or a visit).
In some countries, there is no precise clear cut between self-employment and fixed salary. In England for example 50% of self-employed doctors also work in the hospital. In France on the other hand, self-employed doctors donâ€™t usually work in the hospital as well but some also work a day/week in the hospital to keep in contact with their colleagues.
In France, the government does not regulate the fees that self-employed doctors charge for their services! As a self-employed medical specialist one can set his own fee of service!
So how much do doctors in France usually earn?
After crunching the numbers, medical specialists in France that work on a fixed salary basis, usually earn a average gross salary of about 131.716 Euros/year.
A self-employed medical specialist in France earns an average gross salary of about 176.042 Euros/year.
As you can see the difference is substantial. WOULD YOU LIKE TO EARN 45.000 EUROS EXTRA PER YEAR?!
If we peaked your interest about working in France as a specialist doctor, send us your resume at info@MeJobs.eu
We currently have vacant positions for specialist doctors in the field of:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Respiratory medicine
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cardiology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Oncology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Anesthesiology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ophthalmology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Obstetrics and Gynecology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Urology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Clinical Radiology
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Occupational Medicine