Posted December 06, 2019 04:31:22A nurse anesthesiologist earns a median annual salary of $84,700 in the New South Wales capital city of Sydney, according to new figures released by the Department of Primary Industries.
The data released by NSW Labor’s State Government today showed nurse anashetists earn an average of $74,500 per annum, up from an average annual salary average of only $62,000 for nurses in 2016-17.
In 2017-18, nurses averaged $63,000 annually in annual pay, with the majority of their pay coming from the salary cap.
But the state Government has announced it will raise nurses’ pay to $100,000 in 2019-20 and $120,000 per annums in 2020-21, with a cap of $110,000 on average.
The increase is likely to be a response to the growing number of patients with chronic pain, as well as the fact the Government is taking a tough stance on hospital bed occupancy and its effect on hospital budgets.
The NSW Labor Government has been struggling with chronic hospital costs.
The Labor Government introduced a $1,500 nurse anesthesia cap in 2017-2018 to help the state tackle the growing costs of treating patients with acute and chronic conditions.
The cap, which applies to nurse anasthetists, was scrapped this year following a national review, with Labor blaming the policy for a 20 per cent decrease in beds in the state.
The New South Welsh Government has also been forced to raise nurses salary to $80,000 from $68,000, as a result of a similar review.NSW Government pays nurse anamnesis $80k salary to increase health workforceThe average nurse anaminer salary across the state was $87,000 last year, compared to $70,000 a decade ago.
However, the state government is paying nurses to stay at home on an average salary of only £18,000.
NSW Health says the average nurse anaesthesiologist salary was £81,000 and the median was £70,800.
In the 2018-19 budget, the Government announced a total of $2.5 billion for health in the State.
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