Average Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in South Africa

R232,311
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R19,720
Bonus
R20,000
Commission
R9,887
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The average salary for a Registered Nurse (RN) in South Africa is R232,311.
10%
R158k
MEDIAN
R232k
90%
R352k
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Salary
R158k - R352k
Bonus
R10k - R36k
Profit Sharing
R1 - R81k
Commission
R0 - R20k
Total Pay
R156k - R367k

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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 Netcare, Mediclinic and Department of Health Services. Reported salaries are highest at Mediclinic where the average pay is R251,828. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include National Renal Care and Gauteng Health, earning around R250,252 and R247,446, respectively. Netcare pays the lowest at around R212,166. Department of Health Services and Kzn Department of Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R224,974 and R235,412, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Registered Nurse (RN)

Skills in Medicine / Surgery, Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Psychiatric and Labor & Delivery, Birthing.

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 R198,965 based on 70 salaries. An early career Registered Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R216,930 based on 1,181 salaries. A mid-career Registered Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R234,539 based on 799 salaries. An experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R276,652 based on 525 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R315,726.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,937 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
40.2%
Mid Career
27.2%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
12.3%