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Nurse Average UK Salary & Prospects

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
34,049 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
37,267 GBP
Starting
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Average salary for Nurse

Men make 8% more than Women
15% of Nurses are men
  • 36,390 GBP
  • 33,529 GBP
Average salary for part-time Nurse
Average salary for full-time Nurse

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  • 17,776 GBP
  • 17,963 GBP
  • 15,561 GBP
  • 34,049 GBP
  • 33,529 GBP
  • 36,390 GBP
Pay over time for Nurse

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 34,836 GBP
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Future outlook for Nurses

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Very good outlook
952 000+ jobs available
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Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)
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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

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