The average salary for a Registered Nurse (RN) in South Africa is R232,311.
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)
Most of the time, registered nurses (RN) work for hospitals or medical clinics. They may also work for other organizations, such as outpatient facilities, rehabilitation centers, or senior centers. Their main job is to promote wellness and health. To become RNs, they must have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Some employers require candidates to have prior experience as an RN. They must have a license from their state's board of nursing. In ord…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN)
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)
Medicine / Surgery
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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
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