|Posted by nursingbc on August 20, 2009 at 4:05 AM|
FAQ: People with Jobs in Nursing Nurse Salary - CanadaTo find the typical nurse salary in Canada, a number of factors need tobe considered. In fact, there may be no such thing as a "typical" nursesalary. Canada, like other countries, has varied nursing salariesdepending on the specific location, employment setting, and nursingposition. A common question is, "what is the average nurse salary inCanada?" Salary researchers will find it more helpful, however, to askspecific questions. How does a nursing salary at a hospital compare tothe salary offered at a private practice? Which cities offer thehighest nurse salary in Canada? Who earns more, a registered nurse orlicensed practical nurse? These questions can all be answered usingPayScale's nurse salary data for Canada.
Comparing the median Nurse Salary in Canada by Job Titleshows that a wide range is possible for a nurse's salary. Canadacurrently offers the highest salaries to nurse manager and nursepractitioner positions. This is typical for nursing salaries sincenurse managers and nurse practitioners undergo more extensive training,and carry more responsibility, than many other nursing positions. Thesecond highest nurse salary in Canada goes to registered nurses whowork in either the operating or emergency room. Turning to the Nurse Salary in Canada by Citychart, we can get an idea of the impact that location has on salaries.There's not a huge difference in salary range between the cities shownon this chart, but we can see that Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto havethree of the highest median nurse salaries in Canada. Location may haveless of an impact on a nurse's salary than experience. While all nursesundergo some form of training to prepare for the job, nursing is ahands-on career that benefits from practical experience. It makes sensethat a nurse salary would be higher for those who have greaterexperience and are thus more prepared to face whatever challenges mayarise on the job. Measuring a Nurse Salary in Canada by Years Experienceshows that the median salary for entry-level positions is significantlylower than the median nurse salary after several years of experience.
To expand your salary research, see how a nurse salary in Canada compares to a Nurse Salary in the United States. For more detailed reports on specific nursing positions in Canada, view the links below.
Nursing Salary LinksLicensed Practical Nurse Salary - Canada
Nurse Practitioner Salary - Canada
ICU Nurse Salary - Canada
Nurse Manager Salary - Canada