Posted November 14, 2018 11:53:53 The average hourly wage for nurses is $27.78 an hour, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The average salary for nurses in NSW was $35.15 an hour.
The average annual salary for a nurse in Victoria was $36,903.
However, a nurse working in NSW for 10 years earned a salary of $34,941 an hour as of December 30, 2018, according the report.
It was the lowest of the state’s 12 regions, and lower than the average salary of the average employee in the state for the same period.
The report also noted that NSW had the highest per capita cost of living in the country, at $17,000.
In Victoria, per capita costs were $8,700, and in the ACT they were $7,600.
The AIHW said that for a full-time nurse, the average hourly pay was $31.25.
In the past year, the AIHHW has also revealed that the median annual salary in NSW has risen to $32,000, and $31,000 for an individual.
However the salary for an associate nurse has fallen from $31 per hour in 2017 to $26.50 in 2018.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has previously highlighted that in its 2017 report, the median pay for all health professionals in NSW increased by 8 per cent.
It said the increase was largely driven by increases in the number of associates working in the private sector, and the fact that the average person was earning more.