A Staff Nurse earns an average wage of AU$28.18 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$23,287 - AU$71,957
AU$23K
AU$47K
AU$72K
MEDIAN: AU$47,468
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50%
90%
AU$21.37 - AU$39.63
AU$21
AU$27
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$27.33
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$23,287 - AU$71,957
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$27,007 - AU$78,055
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data AU$0AU$75
Hourly Rate AU$21.37 - AU$39.63
Overtime AU$45.00
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$27,007 - AU$78,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

Job Description for Staff Nurse

Staff nurses generally work in hospitals and long-term care facilities. These nurses may carry out assessments of patients and administer care and medications as needed, and must also keep notes regarding patients' care and development. They may also create discharge plans for individual patients.

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Staff Nurse Tasks

  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

Staff Nurse Pay By Employer

$0$183K

HCA, Inc.
27 profiles
$61,528

$50,654

Dignity Health
15 profiles
$95,680

$120,010

$63,480

DaVita Inc.
11 profiles
$62,473

$57,966

OhioHealth
10 profiles
$51,978

Mercy Hospital
9 profiles
$50,391

SSM Health Care
9 profiles
$57,229

Common Career Paths for Staff Nurse


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Staff Nurse Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Staff Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 16 salaries. A Staff Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,633

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Key Stats for Staff Nurse

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Staff Nurse Salaries

▲18%

▲18%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
AU$53,000

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 69%