Nurse | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Nurses care for adults who are sick, injured or have physical disabilities.

Nurses typically work around 37 to 42 hours per week.

As a Nurse you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

* from ONETonline
Average salary
34,836 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
37,267 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Nurse

  • 37,993 GBP
  • 34,236 GBP
Average salary for part-time Nurse
Average salary for full-time Nurse

  • 18,796 GBP
  • 18,872 GBP
  • 17,868 GBP
  • 34,836 GBP
  • 34,236 GBP
  • 37,993 GBP
Salary over time for Nurse

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 31,573 GBP
  • 31,530 GBP
  • 32,122 GBP
  • 32,418 GBP
  • 33,042 GBP
  • 34,049 GBP
  • 34,836 GBP
  • 37,032 GBP
  • 38,974 GBP

Future outlook for Nurses

Very good outlook
952 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
3% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
25% chance of automation in the future

Nurse - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Nurse and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 66% of people in this role have an Associate's degree
  • 23% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 11% of people in this role have a Some college, no degree

You'll need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • the ability to work well with others
  • a desire to help people
  • knowledge of psychology
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Nurse