Average Early-Career Veterinary Nurse Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Veterinary Nurse in Australia is AU$21.83.
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Hourly Rate
AU$18 - AU$25
AU$5 - AU$9,787
Total Pay
AU$36,553 - AU$53,815

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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, Surgery, Animal Care, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Medicine / Surgery 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$20.29 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Veterinary Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.54 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.70 based on 157 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 Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 5.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (3.7% more) and Perth, Western Australia (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (3.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (2.6% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.6% less).

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