$20 dollars per day (P863) is the advertised pay for general practitioners for the provincial government of Samar located in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Specialists, such as OB-GYNe, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgeons will be offered a whopping P1,090 a day (25.37 USD.) And no, I am not making this up. This information is directly taken from the classified ads of The Philippine STAR, April 20, 2011 edition. The average daily wage of a SM Department Store employee in Iloilo, located in Western Visayas, is P265 (6.16 USD) so it looks like the salary the doctors are being offered is pretty good in comparison. (Photo from Flickr)
So if you're a physician in the Philippines looking for a job, there are some openings at the Provincial Hospital of Samar. Free housing and laundry privileges included.