Registered Nurse Salary in Australia

AU$63,600
per year
per hour
AU$33.20
per hour
per year

Registered Nurse - Average Salary

The average salary for a Registered Nurse is AU$63,600 per year (AU$33.20 per hour), which is AU$1,760 (-3%) lower than the national average salary in Australia.
A Registered Nurse can expect an average starting salary of AU$48,700. The highest salaries can exceed AU$85,000.
AU$48,700
Low
AU$63,600
Average
AU$85,000
High
AU$27.40
Low
AU$33.20
Average
AU$41.50
High

Registered Nurse Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$48,700
Average
AU$63,600
Senior
AU$71,200
High
AU$85,000
Low
AU$27.40
Average
AU$33.20
Senior
AU$34.80
High
AU$41.50
Among registered nurses, Graduate Registered Nurses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Registered Nurses enjoy the highest salaries.

Registered Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior NurseAU$71K/year
+12% 
Graduate NurseAU$50K/year
 -22%

Registered Nurse - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Registered Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,700. A mid career Registered Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,300, while a senior Registered Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$71,200. Registered nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$79,500 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Registered Nurse

Late Career▲ +25%
Senior▲ +12%
Average SalaryAU$63,600/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -23%

Gender Breakdown

Female
89%
Male
11%

Registered Nurse - Jobs by Location

Registered Nurse - Related Salaries

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