Average Head Nurse Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$24.54
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The average hourly pay for a Head Nurse in Australia is AU$24.54.
10%
AU$22.18
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AU$24.54
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AU$32.97
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MEDIAN AU$24.54
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Hourly Rate
AU$22 - AU$33
Total Pay
AU$46,241 - AU$67,977

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Job Description for Head Nurse

Head Nurse Tasks
  • Evaluate and assess nursing needs of the client.
  • Observe signs and symptoms and report to the physician and/or other appropriate health professionals as often as needed, or upon changes in the client's condition.
  • Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate to the client's care and safety.
  • Attend client care conferences and initiate client care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary clients whenever needed.
  • Coordinate the total plan of care and maintain continuity of client care by acting as a liaison with other health professionals assigned to the same clients.

Career Paths

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Head Nurse
Veterinary Nurse
Practice Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse

A mid-career Head Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$23.99 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Head Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.53 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Mid Career
64.3%
Experienced
35.7%