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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Spain 2022

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
6,120 EUR
( 73,400 EUR yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Spain typically earns around 6,120 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,370 EUR (lowest average) to 10,200 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Doctor / Physician 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
Advanced Nutrition Aide3,880 EUR
Advanced Practice Provider3,700 EUR
Allergist4,950 EUR
Behavioral Health Specialist3,040 EUR
Chiropractor3,330 EUR
Clinical Psychologist8,490 EUR
Correctional Treatment Specialist5,010 EUR
Counseling Psychologist6,350 EUR
Dermatologist7,940 EUR
Dietitian5,340 EUR
Doctor7,080 EUR
Emergency Department Physician5,950 EUR
Exercise Physiologist6,290 EUR
Forensic Pathologist7,060 EUR
General Medical Practitioner5,350 EUR
Genetic Counselor4,430 EUR
Internist8,620 EUR
Interventionist8,310 EUR
Invasive Cardiologist11,000 EUR
Mental Health Therapst4,860 EUR
Naturopathic Physician7,710 EUR
Neurologist7,990 EUR
Neurophysiology Technologist2,390 EUR
Nuclear Medicine Physician6,890 EUR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist7,500 EUR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist3,930 EUR
Ophthalmologist5,740 EUR
Optometrist5,790 EUR
Pediatrician6,440 EUR
Physical Therapist4,380 EUR
Physical Therapy Director5,040 EUR
Physician - Anesthesiology9,260 EUR
Physician - Cardiology9,930 EUR
Physician - CCU5,740 EUR
Physician - Dermatology8,040 EUR
Physician - Emergency Room6,100 EUR
Physician - Endocrinology7,760 EUR
Physician - Family Practice5,480 EUR
Physician - Gastroenterology7,370 EUR
Physician - Generalist5,970 EUR
Physician - Geriatrics5,190 EUR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology7,210 EUR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy8,250 EUR
Physician - Infectious Disease7,100 EUR
Physician - Internal Medicine8,640 EUR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine6,980 EUR
Physician - Nephrology8,520 EUR
Physician - Neurology8,550 EUR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine7,310 EUR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology7,740 EUR
Physician - Occupational Medicine6,050 EUR
Physician - Ophthalmology5,180 EUR
Physician - Otolaryngology4,880 EUR
Physician - Pain Medicine4,580 EUR
Physician - Pathology5,790 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology7,130 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology6,840 EUR
Physician - Pediatrics6,230 EUR
Physician - Physiatry6,790 EUR
Physician - Podiatry6,260 EUR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine5,000 EUR
Physician - Radiation Therapy8,100 EUR
Physician - Radiology8,130 EUR
Physician - Rheumatology7,210 EUR
Physician - Sports Medicine7,170 EUR
Physician - Urology9,250 EUR
Physician Assistant4,440 EUR
Physiotherapist4,950 EUR
Podiatrist5,250 EUR
Preventive Medicine Physician6,190 EUR
Psychiatrist6,870 EUR
Psychololgist7,240 EUR
Psychometrician6,260 EUR
Radiologist7,210 EUR
Registered Respiratory Therapist4,400 EUR
Skin Care Specialist3,970 EUR
Urologist9,030 EUR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist4,470 EUR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Spain

Median and salary distribution monthly Spain Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in Spain range from 2,370 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 10,200 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,750 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 5,750 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,750 EUR. 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 Doctor / Physician are earning less than 3,650 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,650 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 7,490 EUR while 25% are earning more than 7,490 EUR.

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.

Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Spain Doctor / Physician
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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 Spain who work in Doctor / Physician earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,260 EUR
5,950 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for Doctor / Physician professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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.

Spain / 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 Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain 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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Doctor / Physician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Doctor / Physician
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Doctor / Physician is considered to be a high 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.

25% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 75% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in Spain

35 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 35 EUR. This means that the average person in Spain earns approximately 35 EUR 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.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician and Health and Medical monthly Spain
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 55% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 46% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona7,050 EUR
Bilbao6,060 EUR
Las Palmas6,180 EUR
Madrid7,180 EUR
Malaga6,560 EUR
Murcia6,430 EUR
Palma de Mallorca6,310 EUR
Sevilla6,810 EUR
Valencia6,930 EUR
Zaragoza6,680 EUR

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 Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,650 EUR
Public Sector+5%
2,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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