Wondering if being a locum pays competitively? This chapter will give you some idea of what locums can expect to earn when working in Canada, the United States and abroad.
2.1 Average Locum Salary in Canada
Compare physician salaries by province and learn why locums can sometimes earn much more than their full-time counterparts.
As a baseline, consider this sampling of average gross clinical payments in different regions for permanent physicians:
|Province||Family Medicine||Medical Specialists||Surgical Specialists|
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information. Physicians in Canada , 2019. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2020
2.2 Locum Payment Models in Canada
Dive into the fee-sharing (income splitting) and guaranteed minimum payments models as well as additional perks you may be offered.
2.3 Locum Compensation outside of Canada
For many locums, the ability to combine work and travel is the biggest draw. Many countries around the world are favourable locations for Canadian locum physicians.
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