Nurse’s Salary in Australia – A Breakdown

The average hourly pay for Registered Nurses in Australia is among the best in the world, comparing favourably with other nations that boast exceptional healthcare systems. This translates to an average salary of around $64,000 per year for an RN, however, this figure will be different depending on which state you are employed in.

The below figures represent the average, high, and low salaries for each state, however, it should be noted that these figures include trainee nursing salaries and executive salaries at the low and high end respectively.

RN Salaries By State

RN Salaries By State

Additionally, within each state, you may find different wage structures associated with the city or town you work in. The chart below represents the deviance from the national average wage by percentage in Australia’s most populous cities.

Percentage Difference of National Average Salary