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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Croatia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
34,900 HRK
( 419,000 HRK yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in Croatia typically earns around 34,900 HRK per month. Salaries range from 12,800 HRK (lowest average) to 58,900 HRK (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 Aide20,500 HRK
Advanced Practice Provider20,500 HRK
Allergist28,500 HRK
Behavioral Health Specialist16,800 HRK
Chiropractor18,000 HRK
Clinical Psychologist48,000 HRK
Correctional Treatment Specialist26,700 HRK
Counseling Psychologist36,000 HRK
Dermatologist42,300 HRK
Dietitian29,200 HRK
Doctor37,200 HRK
Emergency Department Physician33,000 HRK
Exercise Physiologist33,200 HRK
Forensic Pathologist37,700 HRK
General Medical Practitioner27,900 HRK
Genetic Counselor24,400 HRK
Internist47,500 HRK
Interventionist43,600 HRK
Invasive Cardiologist61,200 HRK
Mental Health Therapst25,300 HRK
Naturopathic Physician45,800 HRK
Neurologist45,400 HRK
Neurophysiology Technologist13,400 HRK
Nuclear Medicine Physician39,100 HRK
Obstetrician / Gynecologist39,000 HRK
Occupational Health Safety Specialist19,900 HRK
Ophthalmologist31,900 HRK
Optometrist30,700 HRK
Pediatrician33,700 HRK
Physical Therapist24,000 HRK
Physical Therapy Director26,500 HRK
Physician - Anesthesiology52,200 HRK
Physician - Cardiology53,400 HRK
Physician - CCU31,900 HRK
Physician - Dermatology43,000 HRK
Physician - Emergency Room34,100 HRK
Physician - Endocrinology41,600 HRK
Physician - Family Practice30,500 HRK
Physician - Gastroenterology39,500 HRK
Physician - Generalist33,400 HRK
Physician - Geriatrics27,600 HRK
Physician - Hematology / Oncology36,800 HRK
Physician - Immunology / Allergy42,400 HRK
Physician - Infectious Disease38,300 HRK
Physician - Internal Medicine44,500 HRK
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine37,600 HRK
Physician - Nephrology44,000 HRK
Physician - Neurology46,400 HRK
Physician - Nuclear Medicine37,700 HRK
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology42,000 HRK
Physician - Occupational Medicine31,000 HRK
Physician - Ophthalmology27,900 HRK
Physician - Otolaryngology27,600 HRK
Physician - Pain Medicine24,600 HRK
Physician - Pathology33,000 HRK
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology39,000 HRK
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology39,300 HRK
Physician - Pediatrics33,900 HRK
Physician - Physiatry39,000 HRK
Physician - Podiatry34,200 HRK
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine28,500 HRK
Physician - Radiation Therapy44,600 HRK
Physician - Radiology47,100 HRK
Physician - Rheumatology39,700 HRK
Physician - Sports Medicine37,500 HRK
Physician - Urology51,300 HRK
Physician Assistant22,900 HRK
Physiotherapist27,000 HRK
Podiatrist28,000 HRK
Preventive Medicine Physician33,600 HRK
Psychiatrist38,900 HRK
Psychololgist40,300 HRK
Psychometrician33,000 HRK
Radiologist38,900 HRK
Registered Respiratory Therapist23,800 HRK
Skin Care Specialist22,700 HRK
Urologist49,700 HRK
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist23,100 HRK

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in Croatia range from 12,800 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 58,900 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,700 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 37,700 HRK while the other half are earning more than 37,700 HRK. 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 22,700 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 22,700 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 52,200 HRK while 25% are earning more than 52,200 HRK.

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 Croatia 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 Croatia who work in Doctor / Physician earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

36,200 HRK
33,600 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

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

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Croatia Doctor / Physician
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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.

Croatia / 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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia 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 Croatia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Croatia 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.

19% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 81% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Croatia

200 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 200 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximately 200 HRK 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 Croatia
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 57% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar36,400 HRK
Zagreb38,800 HRK

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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
14,200 HRK
Public Sector+10%
15,500 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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