The average pay for a Veterinary Nurse is AU$19.66 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Veterinary Nurse Total Pay (?
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AU$29,772 - AU$50,227
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MEDIAN: AU$39,022
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Veterinary Nurse Total Pay (?
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AU$16.04 - AU$23.68
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MEDIAN: AU$19.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$29,772 - AU$50,227  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$502  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$32,825 - AU$50,899  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$16.04 - AU$23.68  
   
Overtime
AU$11.91 - AU$37.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$502  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$32,825 - AU$50,899  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Perth
up arrow 13%
0%
National Average
AU$41,000
Adelaide
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Gold Coast
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
AU$41,000

Skills That Affect Veterinary Nurse Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 18%
Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 11%
Surgery
up arrow 4%
reception
up arrow 2%
National Average
AU$41,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 4% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: % employee benefits None: 95%
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