Average Early-Career Veterinary Nurse with Surgery Skills Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Veterinary Nurse with Surgery skills in Australia is AU$22.22.
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Hourly Rate
AU$18 - AU$26
AU$0 - AU$150
Total Pay
AU$36,802 - AU$55,169

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Job Description for Veterinary Nurse

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.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Nurse

Skills in Anesthesia, Animal Care, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Medicine / Surgery and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Nurse

An entry-level Veterinary Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.76 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.49 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.74 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$25.
Employees with Veterinary Nurse in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 1.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (7.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (3.8% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.4% less).

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