Nurses and midwives are some of the worst affected, taking a real pay cut of almost $3000. According to the report: “A first-year nurse working for NSW Health in 2022 earned an annual wage of $76,403.60. When adjusted to 2022 dollars, that same first-year nurse working in 2012 earned $79,184.68.
The highest paying and most senior position in clinical nursing is a director in nursing with a national average salary of $132,341 per year.
9AUD 4,100 to AUD 11,500 per year), while registered nurses in Australia earn an average salary of around AUD 69,000 to AUD 100,000 per year. This indicates that nurse pay is generally much higher in Australia than in India.
The average registered nurse salary in Australia is around $79,550 per year (about $41,00 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $76,063 per year up to $97,568 per year.
Mental Health Nurse. A Mental Health Nurse is a professional healthcare provider specialising in treating clients with mental health issues; this has become one of the highest-paid nursing jobs in Australia.
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist consistently ranks as the highest-paid nursing career. That is because Nurse Anesthetists are highly skilled Registered Nurses who work closely with medical staff during medical procedures that require anesthesia.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists earn a median salary of $195,610 per year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it the top paying nursing specialty. CRNAs typically work 40 hours per week, making the hourly wage average out to approximately $94.04 per hour.
Nurses and midwives in NSW are experiencing such high levels of stress and burnout that 15 per cent are reporting symptoms of PTSD. Experts are calling for better pay and mandated staff-patient ratios.
Becoming a registered nurse (RN) is a straightforward process. After completing the HSC, you must study an accredited tertiary degree and then register as an RN through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
The number of employed nurses and midwives ('workforce') increased 7.7% from 300,077 to 323,122 over the same period. The nursing and midwifery unemployment rate has remained stable at approximately 3.0% of the labour force since 2014.
People regard them as the most trustworthy individual to share their health-related issues. Nurses assist patients daily, making them an irreplaceable part of the healthcare system.
Working Hours of Australian Nurses
Keep in mind that most nurses will work an average of 38 hours but overtime opportunities abound. When a nurse first starts off their career they can work up to 12 hour shifts for three days in a row. This will put them in the 36-hour range.
At least 25% of nurses have been experiencing burnout symptoms. This includes things like stress, anxiety, depression, and other forms of emotional exhaustion. Additionally, many of these nurses also face depersonalization and a diminished sense of professional achievement. 85% of nurses experience career fatigue.
The median annual wage for registered nurses was $77,600 in May 2021. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,450, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $120,250.
The average pharmacist wage is $66,955, well below the average nurse wage of $71,900, the report found, based on Graduate Careers data.
The government says a registered nurse will receive up to $200 extra a week, or a $10,000-a-year rise; an assistant in nursing will get $137 extra a week; while a personal or home care worker will get $141 more a week. The $11.3bn pricetag will fund the 15% pay rise over the next four years, starting from June 30.