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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSome Latvian doctor earns approximately EUR 39 000 by working in the public and private sector, according to information from LETA.

The doctor in question works in one of the clinical university hospitals. Their workload is full or 160 hours a month. For this work the doctor in question earns more than EUR 6 000 a month in one of Latvia’s large hospitals.

However, according to information compiled by LETA, in addition to working full-time at a large hospital, the doctor is also employed in the commercial sector, earning about EUR 33 000 on top. This amount is the largest this doctor has earned a month for additional duties in the public sector.

The largest wage a clinical university hospital can afford to pay to some other doctor is close to EUR 11 000 a month. There are also several other doctors who earn approximately EUR 9 000 a month.

The largest monthly wage in another clinical university hospital fluctuates between EUR 3 000 and EUR 4 000.

To earn this much money, doctors work different shifts. In one university hospital, earning EUR 3 000 requires working more than one shift, making it close to or exceeding 200 hours a month. In another university hospital it is possible to earn considerably higher wage for lower workload – EUR 11 000 for part-time work – approximately 150 hours a month.

At the same time, recipients of the largest wages also receive wages in the commercial sector on top of what they are paid in the state sector. Monthly income fluctuates from almost a thousand to EUR 3 500.

In addition to work in the state sector, doctors employed in multi-profile regional schools are also able to earn considerable wages in the commercial sector. In one of those hospitals some doctor’s wage of near EUR 5 000 is added with the wage paid in the private sector of close to EUR 10 000.

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The biggest monthly wage in a multi-profile regional hospital is paid to some doctor and it reaches EUR 11 000. Several other doctors are paid roughly EUR 5 000 – EUR 10 00 in such hospitals.

The number of work hours in regional hospitals and wages paid for them differ among regional hospitals. To earn nearly EUR 6 000 a month, several doctors work 1.5 shifts or 240 hours a month. At the same time, a doctor who works part-time in some other hospital earns approximately EUR 3 000 a month.

The biggest wage paid in Latvia’s Emergency Medical Service was EUR 8 000 for nearly full-time work in the nine months of 2019. The biggest wage paid in Emergency Medical Service in hospitals in the nine months of 2019 was EUR 8 000 for approximately full-time work. At the same time, another doctor in the same hospital is paid approximately EUR 5 000 for 1.5 workload.


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