How much are doctors paid in Nigeria?

Who is a doctor in Nigeria?

Factors that determine the salary of a Medical doctor in Nigeria

1. Place of work

2. Experience of the doctor

3. Area of specialization

  • More difficult to excel at
  • Has fewer professionals (less than 100 in the whole of Nigeria as of 2021)
  • Attends to patients whose conditions are more critical (deals with the brain)

How much do resident doctors earn in Nigeria?

Starting salary for doctors in Nigeria

How much are surgeons paid in Nigeria?

Which type of doctor has the highest salary in Nigeria?

  1. Neurosurgery (deals with the brain)
  2. Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic surgeons (deal with heart problems)
  3. Orthopaedic surgeon (deals with the musculoskeletal system)
  4. Gastroenterologist (deals with the digestive system)
  5. Urologist (deals with urinary tract disorders)
  6. Plastic surgeons (deal with medical aesthetics and reconstruction)
  7. Dermatologist (deals with the skin)
  8. Vascular surgeons (deal with the blood vessels, arteries and veins)
  9. Oncologists/Radiotherapists (deals with cancers)
  10. Anesthesiologists (Gives anaesthesia and also deals with the care of surgical patients and pain relief)

Bonus: What kind of doctor makes the least money?

  1. Paediatrics
  2. Family Medicine
  3. Diabetes & Endocrinology
  4. Infectious Disease
  5. Internal Medicine
  6. Psychiatry
  7. Allergy & Immunology
  8. Rheumatology
  9. Neurology

Who earns more: Neurologist or Neurosurgeon?




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