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Nursing and midwifery - salary

Queensland Health nursing professionals are paid a competitive salary and enjoy a wide range of benefits.

Find nursing wage rates.

Allowances and remuneration

Rural and remote incentives

Nurses and midwives permanently located in eligible rural and remote districts and health care facilities may be eligible for a number of incentives including:

  • additional professional development leave and travel
  • additional leave allowances
  • airfares to the nearest coastal centre
  • bonus payments for years of continuous service.

Read the Remote Area Nursing Incentive Package (RANIP) (PDF 581 kB) for more information including eligible rural and remote districts.

Allowances for specific roles

Nursing professionals may be eligible for allowances specifically related to their roles including night shift, operating theatre and secure mental health facility allowances.

Superannuation (pension)

Generous employer contribution to superannuation of up to 12.75% of your annual salary is provided. Employee contributions are compulsory for permanent employees via QSuper.

Salary packaging

As a Hospital and Health Service staff member you can access attractive salary packaging arrangement of pre-tax benefits.

Last updated: 5 October 2016