Veterinary Nurse Salary in Australia

AU$48,800
per year
per hour
AU$27.30
per hour
per year

Veterinary Nurse - Average Salary

The average salary for a Veterinary Nurse is AU$48,800 per year (AU$27.30 per hour), which is AU$16,560 (-25%) lower than the national average salary in Australia.
A Veterinary Nurse can expect an average starting salary of AU$34,600. The highest salaries can exceed AU$90,000.
AU$34,600
Low
AU$48,800
Average
AU$90,000
High
AU$19.30
Low
AU$27.30
Average
AU$41.80
High

Veterinary Nurse Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$34,600
Average
AU$48,800
Senior
AU$61,000
High
AU$90,000
Low
AU$19.30
Average
AU$27.30
Senior
AU$32.80
High
AU$41.80
Among veterinary nurses, Trainee Veterinary Nurses tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Head Vet Nurses enjoy the highest salaries.

Veterinary Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Head Vet NurseAU$61K/year
+25% 
Equine Veterinary NurseAU$53K/year
+8% 
Trainee Veterinary NurseAU$35K/year
 -29%

Veterinary Nurse - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Veterinary Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$34,600. A mid career Veterinary Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$46,300, while a senior Veterinary Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$61,000. Veterinary nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$70,700 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Veterinary Nurse

Late Career▲ +45%
Senior▲ +25%
Average SalaryAU$48,800/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
96%
Male
4%

Veterinary Nurse - Related Salaries

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