Nurse Salary in Ireland

€45,337
per year
per month
€3,780
per month
per year

Nurse - Average Salary in Ireland

The average salary for a Nurse is €45,337 gross per year (€3,780 gross per month), which is 3% higher than the national average salary in Ireland.
Nurse Salary Scale: a Nurse can expect an average starting salary of €30,609. The highest salaries can exceed €55,602 (excluding allowances, overtime and other payments).
€30,609
Low
€45,337
Average
€55,602
High
€2,550
Low
€3,780
Average
€4,630
High

Nurse Salary Range

Low
€30,609
Average
€45,337
Experienced
€47,911
High
€55,602
Low
€2,550
Average
€3,780
Experienced
€3,990
High
€4,630
Among registered Nurses by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland), newly qualified Staff Nurses working in the public sector (the HSE) tend to have the lowest salaries, while Clinical Nurses, Public Health Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) or qualified Nurses working in the private sector enjoy the highest salaries.

General Nurse - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Directors of Nursing€75K/year
+65% 
Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner€66K/year
+46% 
Clinical Nurses€55K/year
+21% 
Public Health Nurse€54K/year
+19% 
Senior Nurse€49K/year
+8% 
Staff Nurse (HSE starting salary)€30K/year
 -33%

Nurse - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

A Staff Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €32,000 gross per year on average. A mid career Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €41,000, while an experienced Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €48,000. Nurses with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €49,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of Irish Nurses

Late Career▲ +8%
Experienced▲ +6%
Average Salary€45,337/year
Mid Career▼ -10%
Entry Level▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
73%
Male
27%

Nurse - Jobs by Location

Nurse - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Nurse jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Nurse

How much does a Nurse make in Ireland?
A Nurse in Ireland earns an average of €45,337 gross per year, which is about €3,780 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Nurse updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Nurse in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Nurse in Ireland is around €30,609 gross per year. Newly qualified Staff Nurses working in the public sector (the HSE) usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Nurse in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Nurse in Ireland can reach and exceed €55,602 gross per year. Clinical Nurses, Public Health Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) or qualified Nurses working in the private sector usually have the highest salaries.
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