Nurses Salaries, Cost of Living, Taxes and other Things of Interest
of General Duty Registered Nurse (RN)
These are the ranges of Gross Salaries (before taxes and deductions for healthcare insurance, pensions etc) you can expect as an RN with one to five years post qualification experience, without any specialist qualification. The annual hours do not include any overtime and are based on 50 working weeks.
|Year of Sample||Normal Annual
|Toronto, Ottawa Ontario||$22.75||$41.10||$44,362||$80,145||2007||1,950|
|Calgary, Edmonton, Banff Area - Alberta||$28.63||$38.92||$54,797||$74,493||2009||1,914|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest - British Columbia||$24.66||$38.26||$46,336||$71,890||2007||1,879|
|Saskatoon Area - Saskatchewan||$25.00||$46.20||$48,725||$90,043||2009||1,949|
|Fredericton - New Brunswick||$22.00||$41.66||$42,900||$81,237||2007||1950|
|Winnipeg - Manitoba||$30.05||$37.12||$60,753||$74,796||2009||2015|
|Halifax - Nova Scotia||$27.41||$43.00||$53,450||$83,850||2009||1950|
|Prince Edward Island||$24.55||$33.25||$47,873||$64,838||2009||1950|
|Source: Canadian Nurses Association 2009|
Salaries for Nurses
Despite a large private health sector, the majority of the hospitals in Switzerland are owned by the Cities, Municipalities or Cantons (States). Although there are regional differences in the pay scale, these are not large. Each Canton (State) has an exact pay scale and there is very little discretionary element in pay. There is a high possibility for overtime or night work, which will increase take home pay substantially. Rates in Private Hospitals might be higher. Switzerland has Value Added Tax (VAT) on almost anything you buy, except some essentials at 7.5%.
|Position||Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne Area||Other Parts|
|Experienced Nurses (RN) There are 26 States or Cantons in Switzerland and each Canton has its own Salary and Benefits agreement for nurses and hospital personnel. Most of the hospitals are run by the Cantons. The salary levels differ somewhat, but by and large tend to be similar with Geneva, (Geneva) Lausanne (Vaud), and the Zurich area (Zurich) being somewhat higher than the rest of the country. But costs of housing in these cantons is also considerably higher. Private hospitals pay similar rates though they might vary more.||*
Gross Salary for a 42 hour week
Gross Salary for a 42 hour week
The data is at this time very limited, but it will gradually become more informative. Any feedback is appreciated.
Salaries for Nurses, Care Givers and Allied Health Care Professionals
All Data in Pound Sterling
The Government has announced that from 2013, all nurses will be educated to degree level.
Note: These are samples of NHS (National Health Service) Salaries (2009) and are given as an indication only. The NHS rates below are those effective April 2009. The sources for the salaries are NHS, BUPA and various other advertised jobs. The Pay Rates are based on the new definition of job titles fit into and the nationally produced job profiles. It can be used as a guide to the levels of pay, but please note that some job vacancies advertised in the NHS may carry very slightly different job titles to those provided here.
Jobs located in high cost areas such as those in and around London as well as in and around the larger cities in Britain carry a cost of Living Allowance as shown below.
|Area||% of Basic||Minimum||Maximum|
|Inner London||20% of Basic Salary||3,947||6,080|
|Outer London||15% of Basic Salary||3,339||4,256|
|Fringe (Areas close to Large Cities)||5% of Basic Salary||912||1,581|
|National Health Service Salary Scale for Allied Health Care Professionals 2009|
|Job Title and Description||Pay Band||Minimum||Maximum|
|Arts Therapist (entry level to arts therapist principal)||Band 6 - Band 8a||20,710||45,596|
|Clinical Psychologist (clinical
psychology trainee to
lead/head of psychology services)
|Band 6 - Band 9||20,710||95,333|
|Non-Clinical Psychologists (psychological trainee to consultant psychologist)||Band 6 - Band 9||20,710||95,333|
|Dietitian (dietician to advanced dietitian)||Band 5 - Band 7||17,732||39,273|
|Occupational Therapist (therapist to advanced therapist)||Band 5 - Band 7||17,732||39,273|
|Operating Department Practitioner (entry level to high level)||Band 4 - Band 6||15,190||26,839|
|Orthoptist (Orthoptist to Head Orthoptists)||Band 5 - Band 8c||17,732||65,657|
|Physiotherapist (entry level to advanced)||Band 5 - Band 7||17,732||39,273|
|Podiatrist (chiropodist) (entry level to advanced)||Band 5 - Band 7||17,732||39,273|
|Prosthetist/orthotist (health care support worker to health care science consultant)||Band 2 - Band 8c||13,233||65,657|
|Psychotherapist (trainee to principal)||Band 5 - Band 8a||17,732||45,596|
|Radiographer (diagnostic and therapeutic to advanced)||Band 5 - Band 7||17,732||39,273|
|Speech and Language Therapist (assistant to advanced)||Band 4 - Band 7||15,190||39,273|
In addition to the above pay, jobs located in high cost areas such as those in and around London, as well as in and around the larger cities in Britain carry a cost of Living Allowance as shown above.
As a worker in the UK you will be subject to the same taxes as a UK resident under the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) Scheme, which comprises of Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions.
* There is a 10 per cent starting rate for
savings income only.
National Insurance contributions
help pay for some of the benefits that you may receive
whilst working in the UK. This is also set by the
Government and changes at the beginning of the Tax year
The currency in the UK is the
Pound Sterling (£) and is issued in "Pounds and
Pence". (£ = Pounds, p = Pence). There are 100
Pence to the Pound. Denominations are £100, £50, £20,
£10 and £5 notes and £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p and 1p
coins. Most goods and services have 'Value
Added Tax' (VAT) added.
This is currently 17.5%.
|The UK has a selection of both
large chain stores and smaller individually owned shops.
Most shops now open 7 days a week. though, some still
close on a Sunday. There are four major supermarket
chains - TESCO, ASDA, SAINSBURY's and SAFEWAY. These are
to be found in almost every city and town. MARKS &
SPENCERS also sells groceries in the larger shops. The
supermarkets sell groceries, household items, toiletries,
magazines, newspapers etc. Many now also sell clothes and
CD' s or videos.
Small corner stores are usually considerably more expensive than the large chains. Though, they obviously open much longer then the latter.
Source: NHS 2009
Recent Salaries for Registered
Staff RNs working in the United States average a median base salary of $41,642 (2009). Half of all US RN's are expected to earn between $38,792 and $44,869. Nearly 67% of nurses are employed in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. 32% of all nurses are employed in medical offices and clinics, home healthcare agencies, nursing homes, temporary help agencies, academia, and government agencies.
The weekly/annual working hours are generally 39hrs/1,950hrs. Overtime and shift allowances are not included in the above. You should also not that salaries might vary with the size of the hospital you will be working in. The same is also true for rural versus urban hospital locations.
The salaries for nurse practitioners will depend on the level of degree and on whether they work in an urban or rural setting.
Again these average salaries might vary depending on the geographical location within the USA.
Service Salaries of General Duty Registered Nurses (RN)
The wages and conditions for nurses in Australia are determined by various Awards and Agreements. Generally speaking, awards of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission provide the legal minimum for wages and working conditions. In addition to this, nurses in the public health sector and in private hospitals are normally covered by an industrial agreement which provide additional wages and working conditions. While there is some degree of consistency, wages and conditions can vary depending on the relevant State/Territory and the specific area of nursing.
Employees working afternoon or night shifts are paid percentages of their salary in addition to the ordinary rate, as follows:
Employees whose ordinary working hours include work on a Saturday and/or Sunday are paid for ordinary working hours worked between midnight on Friday and midnight on Saturday at the rate of time and one half, and for ordinary hours worked between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday at the rate of time and three quarters.
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