Salary of Doctors in Pakistan (Authentic & Fully Updated)

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Life from a bird’s eye view is all about money. And this applies to all professions and fields of life. Even the doctors (known as Messiah, مسیحا) need money to put food on the table. A widespread perception is that healthcare professionals or doctors make huge amounts of money. A common man thinks of a doctor as a cash cow. And in some instants, a merciless creature who remorselessly feeds on their blood. But the reality is contradictory to such beliefs as we’re about to share authentic and fully updated details regarding salary of doctors in Pakistan (pay scale & allowances) of all four provinces: The Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Sindh and Balochistan.



Writing this article reminds me of Ralph Ransom’s quote, “You sow in tears before you reap joy.” But this works in opposite in our case. We, the-doctors-to-be sow years of hard work only to reap disappointments. You will know why in the later part of this article.

This blog post has been written in an effort to show you the salary of doctors in Pakistan. We did thorough research (by visiting health department websites and reading news articles) for collecting this data which is totally accurate and up-to-date to our knowledge.




Salary of Doctors in Pakistan





We tabulated salary of doctors of all four provinces of Pakistan (including their pay scale and allowances) into this article. You may use the page jumps for navigation purpose:

1. Salary of Doctors in Punjab
2. Salary of Doctors in Sindh
3. Salary of Doctors in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)
4. Salary of Doctors in Balochistan

Salary of Doctors in Balochistan

  • Salary of House Officers: Rs. 24,000/month
  • Salary of Postgraduate Residents (P.G): Rs. 42,500/month

And sadly, the poor house officers here in Balochistan, work UNPAID FOR MONTHS before the government releases their salaries. The provincial government stores their salaries in piggy banks and takes profit (interests via local banks) before paying it to them. 😀

Here’s rest of the pay scale:

**If you are using a phone/tablet, please tilt your phone in landscape position for viewing the tables completely.** 🙂

CADRE EXISTING RATE OF HPA CATEGORY A CATEGORY B CATEGORY C CATEGORY D
 Specialists Cadre (BPS- 18 & above)  Rs. 10,000/- (BPS-17 & above)  Rs. 40,000  Rs. 80,000  Rs. 100,000  Rs. 140,000
Health Management Cadre Posts Rs. 15,000/- and Rs. 10,000 (BPS-17 & above) Rs. 28,000 Rs. 56,000 Rs. 76,000 Rs. 96,000
 General Cadre BPS-17 & above (Medical and Dental Category)  Rs. 15,000/- and Rs. 10,000 (BPS-17 & above)  Rs. 32,000

Urban Rs. 42,000/-

Rural Rs. 52,000/-

Urban Rs. 62,000/-

Rural Rs. 72,000/-

Urban Rs. 82,000/-

Rural Rs. 92,000/-

 

CATEGORIES (The categorization of districts is based on their distance from the capital city, difficulty of reach, geographic terrain and security conditions.)

Category A Category B Category C Category D
Quetta Khuzdar
Loralai
Sibi
Nasirabad
Kech
Mastung
Pishin
Lasbela
Kachhi
Gwadar
Harnai
Jafarabad
Jhal Magsi
Kalat
Kharan
Killa Abdullah
Killa Saifullah
Nushki
Panjgur
Zhob
Ziarat
Awaran
Barkhan
Chagai
Dera Bugti
Kohlu
Musakhel
Washuk
Sherani

 

Salary of Doctors in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) is considered as the heaven for doctors because of the lucrative salary packages and incentives. Doctors from around the country are exploring their family trees to find ancestor-lineage to KPK for making themselves a domicile and find jobs there. 😀

Salary of Medical Officers: Rs. 123,000/month

Salary of House Officers:

  • Category A (Abbotabad/Peshawar) : Rs.52,000/month
  • Category B (Dera Ismail Khan/Mardan): Rs. 64,000/month

Salary of Postgraduate Resident (P.G):

  • Final Year PG: Rs. 99,000/month in Peshawar/Abbotabad & Rs. 109,000/month in DIK/Mardan
  • 4thYear PG: Rs. 89,000/month in Peshawar/Abbotabad & Rs. 99,000/month in DIK/Mardan
  • 1st Year PG: Rs. 73,000/month in Peshawar/Abbotabad & Rs. 83,000/month in DIK/Mardan

***Correction: The salary for 1st year PG in KPK is Rs. 61,000/month. And an additional 15,000/month is only for day scholars who do not take hostel accommodation. (Added by Dr. Shanze, a 2nd year PG training in KPK).




At Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar the salary packages for senior doctors are as follows:

  • Assistant Professor: Rs250,000 per month
  • Associate Professor: Rs300,000 per month
  • Professor: Rs350,000 per month
CADRE EXISTING RATE OF HPA CATEGORY A CATEGORY B CATEGORY C
District Specialists, Non-attractive specialties (Radiology, Pathology, and Anesthesia)  Rs. 10,000/- Rs.80,000/- Rs.100,000/-  Rs. 140,000
District Specialists, Attractive specialists Rs.10,000/- Rs. 60,000/- Rs.80,000/- Rs. 100,000/-
Health Managers

Rs.15,000- (BPS-17)

Rs. 10,000- (BPS-18)
& above

Rs.56,000/- Rs. 80,000/- Rs. 100,000/-
Medical Officer / Dental Surgeon

Rs.15,000- (BPS-17)

Rs. 10,000- (BPS-18)
& above

Urban: Rs.42,000/-

Rural: 52,000/-

Urban: Rs.52,000/-

Rural: 72,000/-

Urban: Rs.82,000/-

Rural: 92,000/-

 

CATEGORIES (same plan of division as mentioned above)

Category A Category B Category C
Peshawar
Abbottabad
Nowshera
Swat
Kohat
Mardan
Bannu
Charsadda
Dera Ismail Khan
Dir Lower
Haripur
Mansehra
Malakand
Swabi
Buner
Battagram
Chitral
Hangu
Karak
Kohistan
Shangla
Tank
Torghar

 

Salary of Doctors in Punjab

** UPDATED **

Applicable from July 2018 in Punjab

** Old **

Designations

Salary
Final Year PG Rs.72,000/month
4th Year PG Rs.72,000/month
1st Year PG Rs.65,000/month
House Officer Rs.38,000/month
MCPS/ Other Diplomas (DMRD, DCP etc) UNPAID
Extra Allowance apart from pays in fields like Anesthesia, Radiology, Psychiatry, Pathology Only in Anesthesia

 




Salary of Doctors in Sindh, Karachi

House Officers Salary: Rs. 24,000 to 25,000 per month in government hospitals (at Aga Khan University Hospital, they pay Rs. 32,000/month)

Medical Officer Salary: It varies from Rs. 25,000 to 45,000 month

PG Salary: Rs. 65,000/month at government hospitals and at AKUH (Indus Hospital currently pays: Rs. 55,000/month)

 

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Salary of first year PG on KPK 73,000? Oh hello get your facts straight. Its 61,000 sir!
    Additional 15,000 are only for day scholars who have willingly given up hostel accomodation.

    • These are official statistics. Please provide us relevant (authentic) sources so that we’ll update accordingly. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      • Sir I don’t have documented evidence at the moment but I can guarantee its authenticity since I myself am a second year PG at Peshawar.
        It can be verified through the Post Graduate Medical Institute for the correct and exact figures for each year trainee.
        ?

  2. Can you also provide information regarding the pay scale as a doctor in the forces ? Like the army or the navy ? Thank you.

    • Thank you for adding it to our knowledge. 🙂 We’ll contact our friends in CMH and learn from them. We’ll update you here ASAP.

      Good day! 🙂

  3. Worse condition in sindh….. After 5yrs and one of yr house job so less salary how a person manage his or her house grocery children’s school fees etc

  4. Figures about KPK are wrong.
    Please post original pay slip to prove that anyone is getting this much salary. Otherwise Emergency Medical Officer in Layyah and Lodhran in Punjab is getting 180000 rupees per month salary.

    • You will have to clear PMDC’s 3-step licensing exam for obtaining Pakistan’s medical license-to-practice in order to get a job.

  5. Salam ,

    I am a physician in USA , to register in Pakistan also do I need to do PMDC?
    Any student who is taking USMLE or passed all step if need any suggestion or the rest of process will be happy to help.
    Thanks
    Dr. Zaman

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