A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) earns an average wage of AU$31.61 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$43,631 - AU$72,808
AU$44K
AU$56K
AU$73K
MEDIAN: AU$56,355
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90%
AU$24.52 - AU$38.12
AU$25
AU$30
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$29.84
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90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$43,631 - AU$72,808
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$48,936 - AU$78,425
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$24.52 - AU$38.12
Overtime AU$36.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
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$48,936 - AU$78,425
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

Job Description for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

AA registered practical nurse (RPN) is a designation used primarily in Ontario in Canada. It is essentially the equivalent of a licensed practical nurse (LPN), a designation in use in other provinces and throughout the United States. RPNs usually work as direct reports to registered nurses (RN) in the field of hospital and clinical care. They perform many of the routine duties normally associated with nursing and also report any noted changes in the patient that may affect ongoing treatment.

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Tasks

  • Collect patient health information like blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.
  • Provide patients and families with health and safety information.
  • Provide assistance including medications, changing dressings, and bathing patients.
  • Monitor patients' progress and report changes.

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 53 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$71,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$72,000 based on 18 salaries. A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,891

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)?

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Bundaberg:
"Worth it."
Pros: Organisation and time management skills, working with public. Helping people.
Cons: Not much, I find leadership a little difficult but I am working on that.

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Key Stats for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

▲16%

▲16%

▲11%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 89%