Nursing Salaries in Australia

How much will I make  as a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Mental Health Nurse

Your salary is based on the number of years of postgraduate experience.

The average registered nurse salary in Australia is around $79,550 per year (about $41,00 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $76,063 per year up to $97,568 per year. On top of your salary, you will also receive a minimum of 4 weeks paid annual leave and superannuation (10,5% from 1 July 2022).

The average salary for Nurse Managers and Clinical Managers is around the $115, 000 per annum plus a minimum of 4 weeks paid annual leave and superannuation (10,5% from 1 July 2022).

Pay Guide Nursesdownload the guide provided by the Fair Work Ombudsman

What is a Patient Ratio in Australia?

Compared with the UK where the patient ratio is 1 : 8, the patient ratio in Australia is 1 : 4
In Ireland the patient ratio is 1 : 6 and higher at evening and night shifts.

Why work as a Registered Nurse, Midwife of Mental Health Nurse in Australia?

For many overseas trained Nurses, Australia is the number one destination on their list of things to do in their life.
Some come over for the experience and work here for 1 or 2 years (often on a Working Holiday Visa). Others hope to stay here forever.
A current survey shows that 96% of Registered Nurses recruited by HealthStaff Recruitment made Australia their permanent home.
The climate, our pristine beaches, the relaxed lifestyle just to name a few reasons why people like Australia.

The feedback we received from nurses who moved to Australia is;

  • Better pay than in the UK or Ireland
  • Safe patient ratio
  • lifestyle
  • Lots of sunshine

Contact us for confidential discussion if you like to know more about the options we have for you.

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