Average Registered Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay in New Zealand

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Nurse (RN) in New Zealand is NZ$28.14.
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Hourly Rate
NZ$24 - NZ$34
NZ$2 - NZ$3,750
Total Pay
NZ$48,936 - NZ$71,449

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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurse (RN) 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.
The top respondents for the job title Registered Nurse (RN) are from the companies Waikato District Health Board, Ryman Healthcare and Southern Cross Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Auckland District Health Board where the average pay is NZ$32.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Waikato District Health Board and Southern Cross Hospital, earning around NZ$31.95 and NZ$31.70, respectively. Bupa International pays the lowest at around NZ$27.82. Ryman Healthcare and Waitemata District Health Board also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying NZ$28.80 and NZ$29.82, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Nurse (RN)

Skills in Medicine / Surgery, Acute Care and Community Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care and Geriatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

An entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of NZ$24.89 based on 112 salaries. An early career Registered Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$26.90 based on 892 salaries. A mid-career Registered Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$29.74 based on 538 salaries. An experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$30.97 based on 318 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$32.

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