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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:11 pm

Does anyone here know the hourly rate in Queensland Australia for nurses as of 2015, I can't find any for 2015.

Re: How much does a nurse make?

Sat May 30, 2015 3:21 pm

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a couple of great resources for this question. One of them ( gives a good breakdown as a national average and was conducted in 2011. The other ( is broken down by state and metropolitan or non-metropolitan area. You may be lucky enough to find the exact area you want to work in. If you don't, try to find an area that's close and similar in terms of city size and type (rural, urban, etc...)
One thing the sites don't factor in; however, are a breakdown by specialty and by experience. As you post your salary inquiry, you may also mention a specialty you are looking for as well as the fact that you'd be a newbie. If you're not sure what specialty area you want to go into, then that's another great topic to start perusing on forums.

Re: How much does a nurse make?

Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:26 am

it's also important to mention that your location (e.g. state, area), position, and any extra certifications can influence how much you earn. the biggest thing that affects your salary is what state you live in however

Re: How much does a nurse make?

Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:05 pm

I work at a large teaching hospital in Baltimore. I have a Bachelors (not that it matters, pay is the same) and I rotate day/night shift. My first year out of school my salary was ~58k. This year I got a raise to 62k. I've currently made 66k, however, due to high needs/OT/on call shifts.

Re: How much does a nurse make?

Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:44 am

amygarside wrote:Salaries also depend on your location.

As always