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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Papua New Guinea 2022

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Papua New Guinea?

Average Monthly Salary
6,130 PGK
( 73,600 PGK yearly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 6,130 PGK per month. Salaries range from 1,280 PGK (lowest average) to 18,300 PGK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Health and Medical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician8,160 PGK
Acute Care Nurse3,690 PGK
Administrative Director7,110 PGK
Admitting Clerk1,320 PGK
Admitting Manager3,770 PGK
Admitting Officer2,970 PGK
Advanced Nutrition Aide5,760 PGK
Advanced Practice Provider5,280 PGK
Allergist7,850 PGK
Ambulance Dispatcher3,100 PGK
Ambulance Driver2,760 PGK
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,260 PGK
Ambulatory Services Director5,820 PGK
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor7,290 PGK
Anesthesia Technician4,480 PGK
Anesthesiologist12,400 PGK
Anesthesiology Assistant4,290 PGK
Assistant Director of Nursing5,690 PGK
Assistant Occupational Therapist3,230 PGK
Assistant Optometrist3,600 PGK
Assistant Physical Therapist3,130 PGK
Audiologist7,040 PGK
Behavioral Health Specialist4,460 PGK
Biomedical Engineering Director5,550 PGK
Biomedical Engineering Technician2,820 PGK
Breast Center Manager12,100 PGK
Cardiac Technician2,920 PGK
Cardiology Manager11,700 PGK
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist4,720 PGK
Cardiovascular Specialist15,500 PGK
Cardiovascular Technologist5,700 PGK
Care Assistant2,660 PGK
Care Coordinator1,810 PGK
Caregiver2,070 PGK
Case Manager4,640 PGK
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,310 PGK
Charge Entry Specialist3,920 PGK
Chief of Psychology12,800 PGK
Chief of Surgery18,100 PGK
Chiropractor4,600 PGK
Clinic Assistant2,660 PGK
Clinic Manager5,790 PGK
Clinic Navigator2,800 PGK
Clinical Application Specialist3,650 PGK
Clinical Biochemist6,860 PGK
Clinical Cytogeneticist5,660 PGK
Clinical Data Reviewer3,530 PGK
Clinical Development Specialist4,720 PGK
Clinical Director10,800 PGK
Clinical Field Associate3,660 PGK
Clinical Genetic Technologist5,600 PGK
Clinical Microbiologist7,970 PGK
Clinical Molecular Geneticist6,440 PGK
Clinical Neuropsychologist8,400 PGK
Clinical Policy Developer3,350 PGK
Clinical Psychologist12,100 PGK
Clinical Research Coordinator4,320 PGK
Clinical Scientist7,650 PGK
Clinical Social Worker2,850 PGK
CME Specialist6,110 PGK
Coding Practice Manager4,460 PGK
Community Relations Manager4,290 PGK
Company Nurse2,570 PGK
Correctional Treatment Specialist7,310 PGK
Counseling Psychologist9,290 PGK
Credentialing Analyst3,370 PGK
Critical Care Nurse3,630 PGK
CT Technologist3,860 PGK
Cytogenetic Technologist5,580 PGK
Data Coordinator1,880 PGK
Dental Assistant2,670 PGK
Dental Hygienist2,440 PGK
Dental Laboratory Technician2,480 PGK
Dental Receptionist2,200 PGK
Dental Technician2,600 PGK
Dental Therapist3,830 PGK
Dentist9,330 PGK
Dermatologist11,400 PGK
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer4,310 PGK
Dietetic Technician2,650 PGK
Dietitian7,600 PGK
Director of Medical Staff Services7,070 PGK
Discharge Coordinator1,730 PGK
Dispensing Optician3,460 PGK
District Nurse3,050 PGK
Doctor10,400 PGK
Dosimetrist5,470 PGK
EKG Technician3,710 PGK
Emergency Department Physician8,550 PGK
Emergency Management Director9,460 PGK
Emergency Response Specialist4,050 PGK
Emergency Services Director10,100 PGK
Endodontist11,600 PGK
Endoscopic Assistant3,180 PGK
Endoscopy Technician3,230 PGK
Enterostomal Therapist5,050 PGK
Epidemiologist6,670 PGK
ER Registration Supervisor2,570 PGK
Exercise Physiologist9,670 PGK
Family Nurse Practitioner3,720 PGK
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,390 PGK
Food Services Director4,750 PGK
Forensic Pathologist10,800 PGK
General Medical Practitioner8,130 PGK
Genetic Counselor6,230 PGK
Head Nurse3,590 PGK
Health Compliance Director9,500 PGK
Health Economist9,310 PGK
Health Information Manager4,940 PGK
Health Services Manager8,110 PGK
Health Systems Specialist4,840 PGK
Health Technologist5,260 PGK
Health Unit Coordinator2,720 PGK
Healthcare Assistant3,070 PGK
Healthcare Consultant5,580 PGK
Healthcare Data Analyst3,770 PGK
Hearing Aid Specialist3,970 PGK
Histotechnologist5,030 PGK
Home Health Aide2,890 PGK
Home Health Scheduler2,260 PGK
Home Nurse3,100 PGK
ICU Registered Nurse3,500 PGK
Immunologist7,180 PGK
Industrial Hygienist5,170 PGK
Infection Control Coordinator3,650 PGK
Infection Control Practitioner8,210 PGK
Infection Preventionist5,700 PGK
Informatics Nurse Specialist3,580 PGK
Informatics Practice Specialist4,330 PGK
Intake Coordinator1,920 PGK
Internist12,000 PGK
Interventional Radiographer6,340 PGK
Interventionist12,400 PGK
Invasive Cardiologist16,000 PGK
Lab Assistant3,010 PGK
Laboratory Manager5,420 PGK
Laboratory Technician3,050 PGK
Lead Patient Account Representative3,530 PGK
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)3,020 PGK
Low Vision Therapist6,500 PGK
Mammography Technician2,910 PGK
Managed Care Assistant2,010 PGK
Maternity Services Director9,310 PGK
MDS Coordinator3,510 PGK
Medical Administrator4,530 PGK
Medical Assistant2,100 PGK
Medical Biller2,030 PGK
Medical Billing Clerk1,630 PGK
Medical Billing Specialist3,600 PGK
Medical Coder2,760 PGK
Medical Courier2,090 PGK
Medical Director8,590 PGK
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager3,880 PGK
Medical Equipment Preparer3,270 PGK
Medical Forms Designer2,660 PGK
Medical Insurance Manager6,530 PGK
Medical Office Administrator3,450 PGK
Medical Office Assistant2,580 PGK
Medical Office Manager6,640 PGK
Medical Policy Manager5,960 PGK
Medical Policy Specialist3,530 PGK
Medical Project Coordinator2,490 PGK
Medical Records Administrator2,530 PGK
Medical Records Clerk1,200 PGK
Medical Records Coding Manager4,760 PGK
Medical Records Director5,320 PGK
Medical Records Transcriptionist1,930 PGK
Medical Scribe3,030 PGK
Medical Secretary2,160 PGK
Medical Staff Services Specialist3,920 PGK
Medical Technologist3,390 PGK
Medication Aide3,070 PGK
Mental Health Aide3,130 PGK
Mental Health Nurse3,340 PGK
Mental Health Technician3,060 PGK
Mental Health Therapst6,850 PGK
Mental Health Worker3,350 PGK
Mobile Phlebotomist2,430 PGK
MRI Technologist3,220 PGK
Music Therapist4,420 PGK
Naturopathic Physician12,400 PGK
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner4,550 PGK
Neonatologist8,290 PGK
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,310 PGK
Neurologist11,900 PGK
Neurophysiology Technologist3,360 PGK
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,960 PGK
Nuclear Medical Technician4,340 PGK
Nuclear Medicine Physician10,800 PGK
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,420 PGK
Nurse3,030 PGK
Nurse Educator3,610 PGK
Nurse Midwife3,890 PGK
Nurse Practitioner3,920 PGK
Nursing Assistant2,780 PGK
Nursing Coordinator3,880 PGK
Nursing Director7,580 PGK
Nursing Services Instructor3,520 PGK
Nursing Supervisor5,020 PGK
Nutrition Assistant3,180 PGK
Nutrition Services Aide3,850 PGK
Obstetrician / Gynecologist11,200 PGK
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,270 PGK
Occupational Health Advisor5,840 PGK
Occupational Health Safety Specialist5,350 PGK
Occupational Therapist5,250 PGK
Oncology Specialty Representative3,960 PGK
Operating Room Scheduler2,780 PGK
Operating Room Services Director9,230 PGK
Ophthalmic Assistant3,360 PGK
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,250 PGK
Ophthalmologist8,140 PGK
Optician7,180 PGK
Optometrist8,180 PGK
Oral Surgeon12,800 PGK
Orthodontic Assistant2,740 PGK
Orthodontist12,200 PGK
Orthopedic Technician3,330 PGK
Orthoptist8,840 PGK
Orthotist8,550 PGK
Pathology Assistant3,030 PGK
Patient Account Represenatative3,130 PGK
Patient Care Coordinator3,710 PGK
Patient Care Manager5,990 PGK
Patient Care Services Executive4,580 PGK
Patient Care Technician2,790 PGK
Patient Management Coordinator2,580 PGK
Patient Registrar2,180 PGK
Patient Relations Manager5,050 PGK
Patient Representative2,760 PGK
Patient Safety Manager4,920 PGK
Patient Safety Specialist4,000 PGK
Patient Services Coordinator4,700 PGK
Patient Services Director6,060 PGK
Patient Sitter2,500 PGK
Pediatrician9,560 PGK
Perfusionist9,900 PGK
Periodontist11,500 PGK
Perioperative Aide4,010 PGK
Personal Support Worker2,580 PGK
Phlebotomist2,410 PGK
Physical Therapist6,410 PGK
Physical Therapy Aide2,570 PGK
Physical Therapy Assistant2,750 PGK
Physical Therapy Director7,160 PGK
Physician10,100 PGK
Physician - Anesthesiology14,300 PGK
Physician - Cardiology14,900 PGK
Physician - CCU8,140 PGK
Physician - Dermatology12,300 PGK
Physician - Emergency Room8,950 PGK
Physician - Endocrinology11,100 PGK
Physician - Family Practice8,240 PGK
Physician - Gastroenterology10,800 PGK
Physician - Generalist8,400 PGK
Physician - Geriatrics7,760 PGK
Physician - Hematology / Oncology10,500 PGK
Physician - Immunology / Allergy12,500 PGK
Physician - Infectious Disease10,300 PGK
Physician - Internal Medicine12,200 PGK
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine10,400 PGK
Physician - Nephrology12,400 PGK
Physician - Neurology12,000 PGK
Physician - Nuclear Medicine10,900 PGK
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology11,200 PGK
Physician - Occupational Medicine8,350 PGK
Physician - Ophthalmology7,600 PGK
Physician - Otolaryngology7,640 PGK
Physician - Pain Medicine6,900 PGK
Physician - Pathology8,490 PGK
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology11,200 PGK
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology10,400 PGK
Physician - Pediatrics9,100 PGK
Physician - Physiatry10,600 PGK
Physician - Podiatry9,440 PGK
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine7,220 PGK
Physician - Radiation Therapy12,700 PGK
Physician - Radiology12,300 PGK
Physician - Rheumatology10,500 PGK
Physician - Sports Medicine11,100 PGK
Physician - Urology13,900 PGK
Physician Assistant6,300 PGK
Physiotherapist7,530 PGK
Podiatrist7,550 PGK
Practice Manager7,600 PGK
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,730 PGK
Preventive Medicine Physician9,710 PGK
Program Coordinator1,950 PGK
Project Manager4,890 PGK
Prosthetist7,820 PGK
Prosthodontist11,600 PGK
Psychiatric Nurse3,200 PGK
Psychiatric Technician3,110 PGK
Psychiatrist10,200 PGK
Psychololgist10,300 PGK
Psychometrician8,550 PGK
Psychometrist5,430 PGK
Public Health Analyst6,860 PGK
Public Health Social Worker1,830 PGK
Public Health Specialist7,110 PGK
Quality Assurance Manager5,750 PGK
Radiation Therapist11,300 PGK
Radiation Therapy Technologist4,510 PGK
Radiographer6,970 PGK
Radiography Technologist4,370 PGK
Radiologic Technologist4,620 PGK
Radiologist11,400 PGK
Radiology Manager10,500 PGK
Radiology Technologist4,600 PGK
Registered Nurse3,320 PGK
Registered Nurse Case Manager4,020 PGK
Registered Respiratory Therapist6,280 PGK
Rehabilitation Director9,050 PGK
Rehabilitation Services Manager9,760 PGK
Respiratory Care Practitioner8,010 PGK
Respiratory Manager6,140 PGK
Respiratory Therapist6,340 PGK
Respiratory Therapy Technician3,780 PGK
School Nurse2,920 PGK
Skin Care Specialist6,060 PGK
Sonographer4,310 PGK
Sonography Technologist4,310 PGK
Speech and Language Pathologist6,740 PGK
Staff Nurse3,060 PGK
Surgeon12,500 PGK
Surgeon - Burn11,600 PGK
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic17,100 PGK
Surgeon - Heart Transplant18,100 PGK
Surgeon - Neurology15,100 PGK
Surgeon - Orthopedic18,200 PGK
Surgeon - Pediatric14,100 PGK
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive15,900 PGK
Surgeon - Trauma13,600 PGK
Surgical Assistant4,210 PGK
Surgical Instrument Techncian3,780 PGK
Surgical Technologist4,260 PGK
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager4,420 PGK
Theatre Manager5,240 PGK
Treatment Services Director11,200 PGK
Ultrasonographer3,450 PGK
Ultrasound Technologist3,330 PGK
Urologist13,300 PGK
Utilization Review Nurse3,470 PGK
Vascular Technologist3,280 PGK
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist6,540 PGK
Ward Manager5,570 PGK
Wellness Coordinator3,900 PGK
X-Ray Technologist4,330 PGK

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Papua New Guinea

Median and salary distribution monthly Papua New Guinea Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 1,280 PGK per month (minimum average salary) to 18,300 PGK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,880 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 5,880 PGK while the other half are earning more than 5,880 PGK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 3,230 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 3,230 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 11,600 PGK while 25% are earning more than 11,600 PGK.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Papua New Guinea costs anywhere from 20,500 Kina(s) to 61,600 Kina(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Papua New Guinea Health and Medical
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Papua New Guinea who work in Health and Medical earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,510 PGK
5,880 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Papua New Guinea for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Papua New Guinea
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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Papua New Guinea

How much are annual salary increments in Papua New Guinea for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Papua New Guinea are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Papua New Guinea / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Papua New Guinea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Papua New Guinea for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Papua New Guinea

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Papua New Guinea Health and Medical
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Health and Medical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Papua New Guinea

35 PGK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Papua New Guinea is 35 PGK. This means that the average person in Papua New Guinea earns approximately 35 PGK for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Papua New Guinea
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,780 PGK
Public Sector+14%
4,310 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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