Average Staff Nurse with Medicine / Surgery Skills Salary in South Africa

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The average salary for a Staff Nurse with Medicine / Surgery skills in South Africa is R153,739.
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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 Netcare, Mediclinic and Gauteng Health. Reported salaries are highest at Gauteng Health where the average pay is R170,934. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mediclinic, earning around R166,200. Netcare pays the lowest at around R132,022. Life Healthcare Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R135,147.

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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 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 R157,915 based on 6 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R143,444 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R157,758 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R172,509 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R155,740.

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