February 8, 2023
What are hourly locum pay rates for General Practice GPs in 2023?
As a General Practitioner considering locum work, you will want to ensure that you get the best locum rates.
In this article we explain what pay you can expect to earn on an hourly basis as a Locum GP, what this might equal as an annual gross salary and tips to increase your pay.
Average Hourly Rates
As a Locum GP you can expect to earn between £83.72 and £85.59 per hour of locum work, on average. The highest hourly rate which is commonly seen on Messly for GPs is £160 per hour
These average hourly rates are based on 4,271 individual locum jobs which have been offered to Locum Senior House Officers in General Surgery on Messly's locum finding service.
Annual Locum Salary
We can use Messly’s Locum Doctor Salary Calculator to give you an idea of how these average hourly locum rates would translate into a gross annual salary.
If you were working as a locum full time at the national average rate for a GP in General Practice, you could expect to earn a total gross annual income of around £191,000. If you reduced your hours to just two 10 hour shifts per week, your annual gross salary would be around £76,000.
These figures are based on 10 hour shifts with 30 minute unpaid breaks, working as a locum for 47 weeks a year, with the hourly rate at the mid-point of the high and low rates quoted here.
NHS General Practices currently hiring Locum GPs
Messly's locum finding service helps locum doctors quickly find their perfect locum work. We get the best locum agencies to compete to find you your dream locums, giving you easy access to all locum shifts from one app.
To see which General Practice departments are currently hiring Locum GPs, click the link below.
Tips to increase my locum pay
If you are a Locum GP and would like to increase your hourly locum rate, check out this detailed article about increasing your pay as a locum doctor.