Professional Nurse Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The professional nurse job includes the following responsibilities: (i) gives professional nursing care and advice to patients in hospitals and other establishments which provide medical care; (ii) assists physicians and surgeons in examination and operation of patients; (iii) administers medicines and drugs prescribed by physicians and surgeons; (iv) attends women in childbirth; (v) assists charge nurse in the control of more junior nursing staff and non-medical staff, and the tuition of student nurses; (vi) performs other professional nursing tasks [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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Professional 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. average salary PPP $ 3,168 $ 3,168 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 4,061 dollars 22% 33.0
Australia average income PPP $ 2,703 $ 2,653 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,426 dollars 21% 38.0
UK median salary PPP $ 2,397 $ 2,782 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,092 pounds 27% 35.7
France median salary PPP $ 2,379 $ 1,868 Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36]. 1,820 euros 0%
Norway average income PPP $ 2,229 $ 3,075 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 28,754 kroners 31% 37.5
Canada average income PPP $ 2,217 $ 2,216 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,833 dollars 30% 31.7
Austria average salary PPP $ 2,101 $ 1,684 Employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 2,449 euros 33% 40.0
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,078 $ 2,244 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,468 euros 27% 39.0
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
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,867 $ 2,230 Normal hours of work, 2004. Women only - men make 2,583 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,487 euros 30% 38.2
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,860 $ 996 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 35,461 dollars 9% 40.5
Japan average salary PPP $ 1,820 $ 2,140 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Private establishments with 10 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 280,000 yens 16%
Brazil average income PPP $ 1,766 $ 650 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 2,103 reals 12% 37.7
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,509 $ 1,629 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,817 euros 28% 36.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 1,496 $ 1,199 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,233 euros 19% 35.8
Singapore average salary PPP $ 1,350 $ 1,237 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 2,570 dollars 21%
Peru average salary PPP $ 1,149 $ 528 Employees, June 2005. Women only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 2,061 sols 16%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 1,122 $ 358 Men employees, 2005. Women make 16,892 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 15,295 bahts 6% 51.0
Poland average income PPP $ 1,051 $ 563 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 2,916 zlotys 32% 22.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 982 $ 1,226 Women employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 350 dinars 0% 44.0
Latvia average income PPP $ 894 $ 397 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 308 lats 28% 39.5
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 890 $ 582 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Women. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 18,048 korunas 23% 38.6
Hungary average salary PPP $ 855 $ 543 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 166,051 forints 35%
Mexico average income PPP $ 834 $ 534 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 6,310 pesos 8% 42.0
China average salary PPP $ 799 $ 187 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,664 yuans 8%
Philippines average salary PPP $ 647 $ 144 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 8,669 pesos 10%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 532 $ 203 Employees, 2002. Women. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 934 litas 27% 40.7
Romania average salary PPP $ 523 $ 268 Women employees, 2005. Men make 1,191 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,105 new lei 30% 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.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.
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