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Nurse Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does a Nurse make in Argentina?


Average Monthly Salary
73,100 ARS
( 877,000 ARS yearly)

LOW
39,500
ARS
AVERAGE
73,100
ARS
HIGH
110,000
ARS

A person working as a Nurse in Argentina typically earns around 73,100 ARS per month. Salaries range from 39,500 ARS (lowest) to 110,000 ARS (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nurse salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Nurse Salary Distribution in Argentina

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Nurse salaries in Argentina range from 39,500 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 110,000 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 67,300 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse(s) are earning less than 67,300 ARS while the other half are earning more than 67,300 ARS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Nurse(s) are earning less than 48,000 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 48,000 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nurse(s) are earning less than 81,700 ARS while 25% are earning more than 81,700 ARS.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Nurse Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Nurse salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nurse with less than two years of experience makes approximately 45,900 ARS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 57,900 ARS per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 76,300 ARS per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 89,800 ARS per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 99,400 ARS per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 106,000 ARS per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Nurse average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
45,900 ARS
2 - 5 Years+26%
57,900 ARS
5 - 10 Years+32%
76,300 ARS
10 - 15 Years+18%
89,800 ARS
15 - 20 Years+11%
99,400 ARS
20+ Years+6%
106,000 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Nurse(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Nurse salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Nurse is 59,300 ARS per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 90,500 ARS per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Nurse average salary difference by education level in Argentina

Bachelor's Degree
59,300 ARS
Master's Degree+53%
90,500 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 453,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 1,360,000 Argentine Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Nurse Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Nurse employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
70,200 ARS
Male+7%
75,300 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Nurse Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Nurse(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Nurse(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Nurse Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Nurse
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A Nurse is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
24%
No Bonus
76%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Nurse employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
87,400 ARS
Public Sector+7%
93,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse Salary Trend and Forecast in Argentina

How are Nurse salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
67,200 ARS
Average Salary 2017+4%
69,700 ARS
Average Salary 2018+1%
70,600 ARS
Average Salary 2019+2%
71,700 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Nurse Average Hourly Wage in Argentina


420 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 420 ARS. This means that the average Nurse in Argentina earns approximately 420 ARS for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Nurse VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Nurse is 4% less than that of Nursing. Also, Nursing salaries are 39% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acute Care Nurse76,500 ARS+5%
Assistant Director of Nursing98,000 ARS+34%
Case Manager96,300 ARS+32%
Company Nurse60,300 ARS-18%
Critical Care Nurse80,500 ARS+10%
District Nurse71,300 ARS-2%
Head Nurse78,800 ARS+8%
Home Nurse68,200 ARS-7%
ICU Registered Nurse74,700 ARS+2%
Informatics Nurse Specialist76,900 ARS+5%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)71,300 ARS-2%
MDS Coordinator84,500 ARS+16%
Mental Health Nurse68,900 ARS-6%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner80,900 ARS+11%
Nurse73,100 ARS+0%
Nurse Midwife87,900 ARS+20%
Nurse Practitioner75,700 ARS+4%
Nursing Assistant68,100 ARS-7%
Nursing Coordinator82,100 ARS+12%
Nursing Director103,000 ARS+41%
Nursing Services Instructor80,200 ARS+10%
Nursing Supervisor85,500 ARS+17%
Occupational Health Advisor97,800 ARS+34%
Occupational Therapist107,000 ARS+46%
Personal Support Worker55,100 ARS-25%
Psychiatric Nurse70,900 ARS-3%
Registered Nurse69,400 ARS-5%
Respiratory Manager107,000 ARS+46%
School Nurse67,100 ARS-8%
Staff Nurse73,500 ARS+1%
Theatre Manager91,900 ARS+26%
Utilization Review Nurse68,200 ARS-7%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda71,900 ARS
Bahia Blanca73,800 ARS
Buenos Aires82,400 ARS
Cordoba78,900 ARS
Corrientes72,300 ARS
La Plata77,000 ARS
Lanus72,300 ARS
Mar del Plata78,600 ARS
Mendoza70,100 ARS
Neuquen74,500 ARS
Quilmes68,400 ARS
Resistencia71,300 ARS
Rosario75,400 ARS
Salta74,500 ARS
San Juan68,700 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman72,900 ARS
Santa Fe78,700 ARS
Santiago del Estero72,700 ARS
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