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Nursing Salaries

Postby Beth » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 5:46 pm

Does anyone know what kind of salary range I should expect as a registered nurse over here? I am degree qualified,five years experience, post graduate specialty qualifications and am in the middle of my masters- (all of my qualifications are from Australian or English universities)? I am having soo much difficulty finding this information from google, job classifieds, ministry web sites etc. and all job advertisements request that you submit an expected salary with job applications..... I dont want to 'price myself out of the market'... cheers!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 07 Jul 2007 6:26 pm

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Occupation: Nurse
   
           Position               Wage
1   ENROLLED / ASSISTANT NURSE    1,820
2   INDUSTRIAL NURSE              3,490
3   PROFESSIONAL NURSE            2,564
4   SPECIALISED NURSE             3,285
 
All data pertain to private sector establishments with at least 25 employees


Taken from the MOM search facility:

You will need to copy and paste the link into your browser address bar.

http://app.mom.gov.sg/momwagesearch/wagesearch.aspx

These figures are of course Sing Dollars and are Median Wages so starting figures will be lower in a lot of instances. The Nursing profession is not a well respected profession in Asia, unlike Western Societies.
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nursing money is horrible here!!

Postby janabanana » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 1:11 am

I am an American BSN degree holder and RN, specializing in trauma and Surgical/Cardiac ICU. I have been extremely disappointed with trying to find a decent nursing situation in Singapore. The pay is around 2000-3000/month Singapore dollars and that's for 6 days/week!! There do not seem to be any part-time positions and nurses are not well-respected by doctors or the general public. I was even told by a couple of HR people of local private hospitals, that I "wouldn't like" nursing in Singapore based on my experiences in the US where nurses have a great deal of responsibility and clout in the hospital especially ICU.
Sorry to be discouraging, but I wish I would have known this before coming to Singapore as I would have been more realistic about my working expectations.
Good luck, you find otherwise, let me know!

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Re: nursing money is horrible here!!

Postby babynurse » Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:43 pm

janabanana wrote:I am an American BSN degree holder and RN, specializing in trauma and Surgical/Cardiac ICU. I have been extremely disappointed with trying to find a decent nursing situation in Singapore. The pay is around 2000-3000/month Singapore dollars and that's for 6 days/week!! There do not seem to be any part-time positions and nurses are not well-respected by doctors or the general public. I was even told by a couple of HR people of local private hospitals, that I "wouldn't like" nursing in Singapore based on my experiences in the US where nurses have a great deal of responsibility and clout in the hospital especially ICU.
Sorry to be discouraging, but I wish I would have known this before coming to Singapore as I would have been more realistic about my working expectations.
Good luck, you find otherwise, let me know!


hey

dont be so upset. the pay is lousy here but u could use the extra cash and u said u didnt want to lose ur skills...

did u try private hospitals like Mount Elizabeth or Gleaneagles...they got great icu teams...and a lot more authority...there is also like 5 days or 4 days part time jobs there...

pm me anytime...

good luck


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