Auxiliary Nurse Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The auxiliary nurse job includes the following responsibilities: (i) gives simple nursing services to patients in a hospital or similar institution, generally under supervision of a physician or professional nurse - takes patients' temperature, pulse and respiration rates, and gives prescribed medicines at fixed times; (ii) prepares patients for examination; (iii) assists nursing and medical staff in other ways [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Auxiliary Nurse Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. median salary PPP $ 2,268 $ 2,268 Standardized salary (160 hours/month), Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. U.S. Department of Labor, [9], [t]. 2,686 dollars 18%
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,928 $ 2,081 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,199 euros 24% 39.0
Norway average income PPP $ 1,917 $ 2,645 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 23,064 kroners 26% 37.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,897 $ 1,504 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Women only - corresponds to the average of auxiliary nurse, professional nurse, and other women working in the medical sector. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,685,860 wons 9% 41.7
Australia average income PPP $ 1,867 $ 1,833 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 2,945 dollars 18% 38.0
France median salary PPP $ 1,790 $ 1,406 Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36]. 1,370 euros 0%
Canada average income PPP $ 1,706 $ 1,704 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,752 dollars 25% 30.1
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,700 $ 2,030 Normal hours of work, 2004. Women only - men make 2,323 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,171 euros 27% 38.3
Japan average salary PPP $ 1,612 $ 1,896 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Women only. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 248,000 yens 16%
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,596 $ 1,279 Employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,684 euros 26% 40.0
UK median salary PPP $ 1,499 $ 1,740 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,209 pounds 21% 37.5
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,259 $ 1,359 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,455 euros 25% 36.0
Singapore average salary PPP $ 987 $ 904 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,855 dollars 20%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 935 $ 298 Men employees, 2005. Women make 12,285 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 12,751 bahts 6% 41.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 912 $ 1,138 WWomen employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 325 dinars 0% 49.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 872 $ 699 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 677 euros 14% 38.4
Brazil average income PPP $ 742 $ 292 Employees, 2001. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 680 reals 10% 38.9
Hungary average salary PPP $ 716 $ 455 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 122,145 forints 26%
Latvia average income PPP $ 701 $ 311 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 238 lats 27% 39.3
Slovakia average income PPP $ 659 $ 339 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 13,557 korunas 22% 31.9
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 643 $ 420 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 12,704 korunas 21% 39.3
Peru average salary PPP $ 613 $ 282 Employees, June 2005. Women only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 1,075 sols 14%
Poland average income PPP $ 553 $ 296 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,491 zlotys 30% 35.0
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 318 $ 121 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 550 litas 26% 39.9
Romania average salary PPP $ 314 $ 161 Women employees, 2005. Men make 646 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 627 new lei 26% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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