The average rate for a Veterinary Nurse is AU$22.12 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$30,249 - AU$56,080
AU$30K
AU$40K
AU$56K
MEDIAN: AU$40,429
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50%
90%
AU$17.41 - AU$25.47
AU$17
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.44
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$30,249 - AU$56,080
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,042
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$35,333 - AU$54,293
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 167
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$17.41 - AU$25.47
Hourly Tips AU$0.06
Overtime AU$22.58 - AU$44.66
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,042
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$35,333 - AU$54,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 941

Job Description for Veterinary Nurse

A veterinary nurse works with veterinarians to ensure that clients' pets are properly cared for and have their health needs met.

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Veterinary Nurse Tasks

  • Interact with animals and clients to document health, symptoms and concerns.
  • Review inventory and place orders for stock.
  • Analyze samples and interpret results.
  • Clean and sanitize rooms, equipment and tools.
  • Prepare animals and perform procedures.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Nurse


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Popular Skills for Veterinary Nurse

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 287 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary 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$48,000 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 89 salaries. A Veterinary 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$50,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,450

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Veterinary Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Veterinary Nurse?

Veterinary Nurse in Melbourne:
"Ok."
Pros: Rewarding.
Cons: Stress.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Nurse

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Veterinary Nurse Salaries

▲13%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Nurse Salaries


▲6%

▲6%



▲2%

National Average
AU$44,000



▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%