A Registered Nurse (RN) in Cairns, Queensland earns an average wage of AU$34.77 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$26.43 - AU$41.71
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MEDIAN: AU$34.77
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AU$26.43 - AU$41.71  
   
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AU$52,013 - AU$86,340  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Nurse (RN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Nurse (RN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Registered Nurse (RN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 7 salaries. A Registered Nurse (RN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered Nurse (RN)

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
AU$71,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 93%