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Nurse Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does a Nurse make in Italy?


Average Monthly Salary
2,910 EUR
( 34,900 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,430
EUR
AVERAGE
2,910
EUR
HIGH
4,540
EUR

A person working as a Nurse in Italy typically earns around 2,910 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,430 EUR (lowest) to 4,540 EUR (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 Italy

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

  • Salary Range

    Nurse salaries in Italy range from 1,430 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,540 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,970 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nurse(s) are earning less than 2,970 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,970 EUR. 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 1,980 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,980 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nurse(s) are earning less than 3,830 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,830 EUR.


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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Nurse
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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 1,690 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,170 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,000 EUR per month, 38% 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 3,710 EUR per month, 24% 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 3,980 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,240 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Nurse average salary change by experience in Italy

0 - 2 Years
1,690 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,170 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,000 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
3,710 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
3,980 EUR
20+ Years+7%
4,240 EUR
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 2,110 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,390 EUR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Nurse average salary difference by education level in Italy

Bachelor's Degree
2,110 EUR
Master's Degree+60%
3,390 EUR
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 Italy costs anywhere from 18,400 Euro(s) to 55,200 Euro(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Nurse
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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 Italy earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
2,800 EUR
Male+7%
2,990 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Nurse Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

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

Nurse

Nurse(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% 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.

Italy / All Professions

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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 Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy 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 Italy

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Italy 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.

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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
32%
No Bonus
68%

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 Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,570 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Nurse
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Average Salary 2016
2,580 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,680 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
2,750 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
2,810 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nurse salaries in Italy 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 Italy


17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 17 EUR. This means that the average Nurse in Italy earns approximately 17 EUR 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 6% 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 Nurse3,250 EUR+12%
Assistant Director of Nursing3,980 EUR+37%
Case Manager4,030 EUR+38%
Company Nurse2,400 EUR-18%
Critical Care Nurse3,330 EUR+14%
District Nurse3,050 EUR+5%
Head Nurse3,180 EUR+9%
Home Nurse2,740 EUR-6%
ICU Registered Nurse2,990 EUR+3%
Informatics Nurse Specialist3,120 EUR+7%
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)2,900 EUR-0%
MDS Coordinator3,300 EUR+13%
Mental Health Nurse2,760 EUR-5%
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner3,370 EUR+16%
Nurse2,910 EUR=
Nurse Midwife3,480 EUR+20%
Nurse Practitioner2,990 EUR+3%
Nursing Assistant2,670 EUR-8%
Nursing Coordinator3,210 EUR+10%
Nursing Director4,410 EUR+52%
Nursing Services Instructor3,430 EUR+18%
Nursing Supervisor3,640 EUR+25%
Occupational Health Advisor3,930 EUR+35%
Occupational Therapist4,370 EUR+50%
Personal Support Worker2,370 EUR-19%
Psychiatric Nurse2,870 EUR-1%
Registered Nurse2,980 EUR+2%
Respiratory Manager4,520 EUR+55%
School Nurse2,840 EUR-2%
Staff Nurse3,090 EUR+6%
Theatre Manager3,870 EUR+33%
Utilization Review Nurse2,880 EUR-1%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna2,880 EUR
Catania2,810 EUR
Genova3,040 EUR
Milano3,090 EUR
Napoli3,240 EUR
Palermo2,910 EUR
Parma2,730 EUR
Rome3,270 EUR
Torino3,070 EUR
Trieste2,820 EUR
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