Average Mid-Career Staff Nurse Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Staff Nurse in South Africa is R161,157.
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R115k - R211k
R5k - R24k
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R2k - R49k
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R116k - R225k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Nurse

The top respondents for the job title Staff Nurse are from the companies Ampath, Gauteng Health and Lancet Laboratories. Reported salaries are highest at Lancet Laboratories where the average pay is R208,297. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Department of Health Services and Gauteng Health, earning around R180,000 and R172,756, respectively. Netcare pays the lowest at around R134,000. Ampath and Mediclinic also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R136,500 and R166,200, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse

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

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 20 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R144,780 based on 546 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R168,502 based on 221 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R156,897.

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