First Practice Management
- Posted Tuesday April 7, 2015
The results for First Practice Management (FPM) Group's annual Staff Pay and Ratio Survey are now in.
We would like to thank all the practice staff who contributed to the survey, which helps Practice Managers gauge a suitable rate of pay for their staff based on the market rates paid by GP Practices elsewhere.
The survey included hourly rates for 19 different roles within General Practice, including admin staff, managerial staff and GPs.
The following is intended to explain the results of our annual survey in-depth. For a quick look at our findings, please also see our infographic version.
What did we find out?
Out of all the responses, £6.50 per hour was the lowest salary recorded. This rate was for the positions of Junior Receptionist, Summariser and Cleaner. The highest salary given as a response was for salaried GP at over £150 an hour.
Locum GPs earn the most at an average of £68.43 per hour, £25.37 per hour more than the average Salaried GP hourly wage at £43.06. The Salaried GP salary has decreased by just over £1 from 2013/14 when they made £44.17 an hour, while Locum GP’s earn £1.29 per hour less than last year.
As a group Nurses (including Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Prescriber and Practice Nurses -Senior and Junior) were the second highest earners. On average, Nurse Practitioners earn the most in this category at £20.11 per hour, with Nurse Prescribers earning £18.03 and Practice Nurses coming home with £16.63 per hour (Senior) and £15.03 an hour (Junior).
The average managerial salary was from £12.01 per hour (IT Managers) to £14.61 per hour (Finance Managers). Also included were Assistant Practice Managers, who earn on average £12.78 per hour.
Other roles covered in the survey include admin staff, Healthcare Assistant, Phlebotomist, Dispenser and employed cleaners.
Employed Cleaners earned the least (£7.24 an hour). Junior Receptionists’ pay is down to £7.38 an hour, from £7.65 last year, but Senior Receptionists saw a small increase from £8.08 to £8.12. Secretaries earned slightly more than their receptionist counterparts (£9.51 per hour), and Summarisers and Administrators earned very similar wages of £8.75 per hour and £8.74 per hour respectively. These figures are also up from last year.
Of the remaining two roles covered, Dispensers came home with £9.43 an hour and Phlebotomists with £8.56.
The survey also recorded staff to patient ratios per 1000 patients for admin and nursing staff, both of which showed a decrease from last year. There were 1.06 admin staff to 1000 patients (down from 1.36 last year) and Nursing staff has gone from 0.45 to 0.37 per 1000 patients.
First Practice Management would like to take this opportunity to thank all practice staff who took the time to fill out this year's Staff Salary Survey.
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