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Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia


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Pay levels in nursing and midwifery are dependent on your position and years of experience. The salaries of nurses and midwives usually increase annually in keeping with inflation and the increased cost of living. Additional remuneration is also received for working particular shifts.

On top of this nurses and midwives receive shift loading (penalties), employer contributed superannuation (about 10%) and the ability to salary package. Salary packaging reduces your taxable income and allows you to pay for mortgage, rent, HECS, childcare, health insurance, car, laptops etc from your pay before tax.

For full details on salaries, allowances, shift loading (penalties) and other conditions, see awards and agreements.

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