More than 300 doctors from Andalucia have decided to seek work abroad or in other regions of Spain this year. The main reasons for leaving are better wages and greater opportunity to get a full-time contract.
All Spanish doctors have an annual salary of € 1,050 per month, while the payment for extra work vary greatly in from region to region. In Andalucia doctors are paid € 9 per extra hour they work, while in Murcia the salary is € 12 per additional hour of work. In addition, there is a widespread use of part-time contracts in Andalucia, making it harder to retain doctors in the Andalucia province.
Most doctors who move to other Regions choose Madrid or Castilla La Mancha, while those moving abroad have UK as their first choice, followed by France and Germany.