What is a typical nursing salary in the Philippines? - page 5

by student456

Hi, I was wondering what the typical nursing salary for an RN is in your country? Here in Canada in my province they start new BSCN grads at 26.80$ Canadian per hour...according to the internet thats like 1161 pesos per... Read More


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    Quote from bsrtbsn
    typical phil salary - Php 8,000/ month

    apartment (cheapest studio)- 6,000
    meralco - 1,000
    water- 300
    daily allowance-(100/day) 3,000
    groceries for one person - 4,000
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    14, 300.

    do the math literally and figuratively
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    Alright, let me give you Philippine-based nurses an imaginary Filipino-American registered nurse living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. This RN (male or female) is most probably married and has two school-aged children. Let's break down their imaginary income and imaginary expenses. (This is only one example of thousands of RNs living here but I'll try to be in the middle ground the best I could).

    Earnings:
    Fil-Am's nurse's monthly income.......$10,000/month.
    Spouse's income..............................$7,000/month.
    Total gross income...........................$17,000/month.

    Total net income after deductions......$12,000/month. (estimate)
    (most of the deductions go to Federal and State taxes. RN gets free or reduced cost for family's health, dental and eyeglasses insurance/coverage from the employer)


    Major expenses:
    Home mortgage...............................$2,000/month.
    Electricity/heating/natural gas.........$150/month.
    Garbage and water fees....................$150/month.
    Groceries/Food................................$800/month. ($200/week)
    RN's luxury car.................................$500/month. (Many RNs drive nice cars!)
    Spouse's car....................................$300/month.
    2 Car insurance................................$300/month.
    Life insurance..................................$150/month ($1,800/yr. for 2 people)
    Home insurance...............................$75/month.
    Enterteinment.................................$100/month.
    Restaurant......................................$1 50/month.
    Children's private school tuition........$1,200/month.
    Clothes........................................... .$200/month.
    Other expenses (estimate)...............$200/month.

    Total expenses.................................$6,275/month.

    Savings........................................... $5,075/month.

    (Monthly savings will be vastly reduced if the RN had bought a large home in the suburb just in the last few years. Monthly home mortgage could be $3,000/month or more. Real estate tax is payable once a year, or pay 50% of total twice a year to suit one's budget.)

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    North east the pay is about 1/3 lower and expenses are about 1/3 hire.

    California must be a great place to work, hard to get ahead in the Northeast.
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    private hospital nurses get lower salaries than their counterparts in the government.. I was once employed in a private hospital and they really (I mean really) pay their nurses quite low.. very disappointing indeed.. this is one of the reasons why I transferred to a public tertiary hospital.. good benefits and higher basic salary.. but I think UST Hospital is quite competitive with their salar.. for other private hospitals, hmmm I think governmnent hospitals still pay higher..
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    In the phils. government pay higher salary,around 10,000-15,000(212-319 $) pesos a month and 6,000-8000 pesos (127-170$)for nurses working in private hospital.Just enough if you are single..
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    that's the problem but who can say until when one can stay single? once the family life kicks in there's almost no way to make a 12-15k salary work. usually half of that goes to gasoline and electricity expenses already. What's worse is for us newly grads work doesn't come easy, I've been looking for a job for almost half a year now and still no luck, its either you pay for training or you get hired as a volunteer still with no pay, with that in mind how in the world are new nurses able to flourish in this country? its no wonder people look to the BPO industry for employment, they offer high pay and you just need to be able to learn their lingo to get in.


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