UPDATED: 7th January 2014
State-by-state variations in wage agreements and classifications makes specifying salaries for nurses a challenging process.
The table provided below is a guide to salaries for nurses across Australia and at various career levels. It is however impossible to provide a comprehensive table of this nature which covers every possible nurse role across the country. Therefore it is important to emphasise that this is only a guide and that any prospective nurse should check with their Human Resources contact or the relevant Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation body for more specific information. This guide also does not take into consideration factors such as: working conditions, nurse to patient ratios, over-time allowance, salary packaging provisions, agency
A range of links and resources are provided below to assist in determining the pay and conditions for nurses and midwives in Australia.
Australian State-by-State Nurse Salary Guide (public system) Annual Base Salaries
ACT Nursing & Midwifery Wages Agreement (refer to page 132 for a summary of base wages)
NT Nursing Wage Rates
Aged Care Award 2010
NSW Public Health System Nurses and Midwives Award 2011
Victorian Nurses and Midwives Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2016
Queensland Nurse Pay Rates
South Australia Nursing & Midwifery Enterprise Agreement 2010
Western Australia Nurses & Midwives Wages Summary
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
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