Mental Health Nurse Salary in Australia

AU$81,900
per year
per hour
AU$39.20
per hour
per year

Mental Health Nurse - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mental Health Nurse is AU$81,900 per year (AU$39.20 per hour), which is AU$16,540 (+25%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Mental Health Nurse can expect an average starting salary of AU$49,100. The highest salaries can exceed AU$150,000.
AU$49,100
Low
AU$81,900
Average
AU$150,000
High
AU$27.80
Low
AU$39.20
Average
AU$75
High

Mental Health Nurse Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$49,100
Average
AU$81,900
Senior
AU$115,500
High
AU$150,000
Low
AU$27.80
Average
AU$39.20
Senior
AU$57.30
High
AU$75
Among mental health nurses, Entry-Level Mental Health Nurses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Mental Health Nurses enjoy the highest salaries.

Mental Health Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Mental Health NurseAU$116K/year
+41% 
Entry-Level Mental Health NurseAU$49K/year
 -40%

Mental Health Nurse - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Mental Health Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,100. A mid career Mental Health Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$78,900, while a senior Mental Health Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$115,500. Mental health nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$126,700 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mental Health Nurse

Late Career▲ +55%
Senior▲ +41%
Average SalaryAU$81,900/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -40%

Gender Breakdown

Female
92%
Male
8%

Mental Health Nurse - Jobs by Location

Mental Health Nurse - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mental Health Nurse jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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