How Much Do Doctors Make in the Czech Republic?

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The average salary of a doctor in the Czech Republic reached almost Kč 66 thousand (about 2,580 euros). It has almost doubled in the last 10 years.

In some regions, they now earn Kč 84 thousand (about 3,280 euros). Despite this, the unions are still unhappy with the salaries.

As the Medical Trade Union Club chairman Martin Engel explains, it is necessary to understand that most of them work more than 8 hours a day. The basic tariff without bonuses and payment for after-hours work, according to him, is almost half of the real salary of the doctor.

The Czech Republic has a universal insurance system that provides care to all citizens. But the costs have forced providers to keep salaries low, prompting many doctors to work in neighboring Austria and Germany or elsewhere in the European Union where they earn multiples of Czech salaries.

Author: Anna Zhadan


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