Average Staff Nurse Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Staff Nurse in South Africa is R152,790.
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R102k - R215k
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R11 - R79k
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R86k - R226k

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Job Description for Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse 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 Staff Nurse are from the companies Netcare, Ampath and Lancet Laboratories. Reported salaries are highest at Lancet Laboratories where the average pay is R180,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mediclinic and Gauteng Health, earning around R176,874 and R172,681, respectively. Netcare pays the lowest at around R125,774. Life Healthcare Group and Ampath also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R135,147 and R144,696, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse

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

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Nurse

An entry-level Staff Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R135,039 based on 21 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R144,189 based on 542 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R160,513 based on 343 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R164,364 based on 218 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R158,122.

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