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Nursery Nurse Average Salary in India 2023

How much money does a Nursery Nurse make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
13,800 INR
( 165,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Nursery Nurse in India typically earns around 13,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 6,610 INR (lowest) to 21,600 INR (highest).

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

Nursery Nurse Salary Distribution in India

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

  • Salary Range

    Nursery Nurse salaries in India range from 6,610 INR per month (minimum salary) to 21,600 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,300 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nursery Nurse(s) are earning less than 14,300 INR while the other half are earning more than 14,300 INR. 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 Nursery Nurse(s) are earning less than 9,420 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,420 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nursery Nurse(s) are earning less than 18,700 INR while 25% are earning more than 18,700 INR.

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

Nursery 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 Nursery Nurse salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nursery Nurse with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,740 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,000 INR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,400 INR per month, 31% 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, Nursery Nurse(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 17,700 INR per month, 23% 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 18,800 INR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 20,700 INR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Nursery Nurse average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
7,740 INR
2 - 5 Years+42%
11,000 INR
5 - 10 Years+31%
14,400 INR
10 - 15 Years+23%
17,700 INR
15 - 20 Years+6%
18,800 INR
20+ Years+10%
20,700 INR
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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Nursery Nurse Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly India Nursery Nurse
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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 Nursery Nurse salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Nursery Nurse is 10,400 INR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,700 INR per month, 90% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Nursery Nurse average salary difference by education level in India

Certificate or Diploma
10,400 INR
Bachelor's Degree+90%
19,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Nursery 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 Nursery Nurse employees in India earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

13,400 INR
14,600 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Nursery Nurse Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

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Nursery Nurse(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / All Professions

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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2022. 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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Nursery Nurse Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Nursery Nurse
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A Nursery 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Nursery Nurse Average Hourly Wage in India

79 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 79 INR. This means that the average Nursery Nurse in India earns approximately 79 INR 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.

Nursery Nurse VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursery Nurse and Care Giving and Child Care monthly India
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The average salary for Nursery Nurse is 43% less than that of Care Giving and Child Care. Also, Care Giving and Child Care salaries are 25% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Assistant10,900 INR-21%
Advice Worker12,800 INR-7%
Care Manager38,000 INR+180%
Care Worker10,900 INR-21%
Child Care Assistant Director28,500 INR+110%
Child Care Specialist43,700 INR+220%
Child Care Teacher13,300 INR-3%
Child Development Center Assistant18,100 INR+31%
Child Development Specialist43,700 INR+220%
Child Life Specialist43,700 INR+220%
Child Protection Officer14,700 INR+7%
Child Psychotherapist49,900 INR+260%
Clinical Care Coordinator14,300 INR+4%
Custodian20,400 INR+48%
Day Care Director52,300 INR+280%
Elderly Care Giver10,900 INR-21%
Group Home Manager54,600 INR+300%
Kids Activity Assistant10,500 INR-24%
Live In Carer12,400 INR-10%
Nanny13,300 INR-3%
Nursery Nurse13,800 INR+0%
Nursery Teacher11,900 INR-14%
Nursing Home Administrator18,100 INR+31%
Personal Assistant10,500 INR-24%
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist47,500 INR+240%
Preschool Education Coordinator20,400 INR+48%
Primary Therapist34,700 INR+150%
Psychiatric Aide15,200 INR+10%
Rehabilitation Counselor42,800 INR+210%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra12,600 INR
Ahmadabad15,500 INR
Bangalore14,900 INR
Bhopal14,300 INR
Chennai15,300 INR
Coimbatore12,900 INR
Delhi16,500 INR
Ghaziabad13,200 INR
Hyderabad15,300 INR
Indore13,800 INR
Jaipur15,300 INR
Kanpur14,100 INR
Kolkata14,300 INR
Lucknow15,000 INR
Ludhiana13,000 INR
Madurai12,700 INR
Mumbai15,800 INR
Nagpur14,100 INR
Patna13,300 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad13,700 INR
Pune15,400 INR
Surat14,400 INR
Vadodara13,100 INR
Visakhapatnam13,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands11,800 INR
Andhra Pradesh16,000 INR
Arunachal Pradesh12,800 INR
Assam15,500 INR
Bihar16,400 INR
Chandigarh12,900 INR
Chhatisgarh14,500 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli12,700 INR
Daman & Diu11,800 INR
Delhi14,800 INR
Goa12,800 INR
Gujarat16,300 INR
Haryana14,300 INR
Himachal Pradesh14,400 INR
Jammu & Kashmir14,000 INR
Jharkhand15,900 INR
Karnataka15,800 INR
Kerala15,800 INR
Lakshadweep11,700 INR
Madhya Pradesh15,400 INR
Maharashtra16,600 INR
Manipur12,900 INR
Meghalaya13,400 INR
Mizoram12,000 INR
Nagaland13,300 INR
Orissa14,700 INR
Pondicherry12,900 INR
Punjab14,200 INR
Rajasthan16,300 INR
Sikkim11,800 INR
Tamil Nadu16,100 INR
Tripura13,100 INR
Uttar Pradesh16,200 INR
Uttaranchal14,100 INR
West Bengal16,600 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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