I finally found some real salary data for physicians in Australia. This website outlines the different salary grades at the public hospitals in Queensland (keep in mind that Brisbane has a lower cost of living than Sydney or Melbourne): http://www.health.qld.gov.au/medical/md_rem_packages.asp It seems like about what everybody's been saying here. Interns and residents (first 3 yrs after med school) average about $61k-$72k as a base salary (38 hrs/week), plus overtime pay and call pay. Fellows/registrars make about $100k-150k. Full GPs/internists make about $200k, and specialists make $250k-300k. So basically, this settles the fact that Australian doctors make as much (if not more) money than US doctors... and the residency is much more livable. I know that money isn't everything, and it's definitely not the reason why I want to go into medicine (I'm planning on going into academics). I just figured that this data is good to show my parents, just so that they know that Australia is a good option.