What is a typical nursing salary in the Philippines?

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    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 hour...so in a typical 8 hour shift it would be around 9288 pesos per day. I've met alot of nurses from phils that would say that the salary is better in the usa/canada but i never found out any information. Ive always wanted to visit overseas and was just wondering this about the phillipines.

    Thank you

    Muhaha

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    Quote from muhaha
    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 hour...so in a typical 8 hour shift it would be around 9288 pesos per day. I've met alot of nurses from phils that would say that the salary is better in the usa/canada but i never found out any information. Ive always wanted to visit overseas and was just wondering this about the phillipines.

    Thank you

    Muhaha

    there's a big difference between the salaries in public and private hospitals. public hospitals have bigger salaries. i know of a private hospital which gives a starting salary of around Php 5,900. your "one day" there is more than "one month" here.
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    is that 5900 per day or per month?
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    around 6,000 to 8,000 per month. Very very very very low.
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    Quote from jennypanic
    around 6,000 to 8,000 per month. Very very very very low.

    First of all, the cost of living between the two countries are extremely different so they can't and shouldn't be compared at face value.

    Second, it really depends on the place where you work as a nurse. In almost all cases, the monthly income one generates is well above the minimum wage requirements (which is around 5000 - 6000). Incidentally, a government staff nurse in the Philippines can earn around 12000-15000 pesos.
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    Quote from muhaha
    is that 5900 per day or per month?

    this is per month. this is based on my salary when i was a nurse. minus the taxes, i took home around Php 5,000 per month.
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    Quote from eivan
    First of all, the cost of living between the two countries are extremely different so they can't and shouldn't be compared at face value.

    Second, it really depends on the place where you work as a nurse. In almost all cases, the monthly income one generates is well above the minimum wage requirements (which is around 5000 - 6000). Incidentally, a government staff nurse in the Philippines can earn around 12000-15000 pesos.

    hmmm... personally, i wouldn't say anything close to the nurses' salary here being "well above the minimum wage requirements". maybe it's just me, but really, i just can't bring myself to agree.
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    Quote from muhaha
    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 hour...so in a typical 8 hour shift it would be around 9288 pesos per day. I've met alot of nurses from phils that would say that the salary is better in the usa/canada but i never found out any information. Ive always wanted to visit overseas and was just wondering this about the phillipines.

    Thank you

    Muhaha
    9288? give or take, that's my month's salary and i work in a government hospital.
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    Quote from muhaha
    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 hour...so in a typical 8 hour shift it would be around 9288 pesos per day. I've met alot of nurses from phils that would say that the salary is better in the usa/canada but i never found out any information. Ive always wanted to visit overseas and was just wondering this about the phillipines.

    Thank you

    Muhaha
    WHAT SALARY???!!! most of the new grad licensed nurses right now are working in hospitals for free (not because they want to but because they don't have a choice)...they are called "volunteer nurses". They have the same responsibilities and risks as staff nurses. Not only don't they have salaries, SOME are being charged for fees for them to be able to train in these hospitals.:icon_roll
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    Quote from eivan
    First of all, the cost of living between the two countries are extremely different so they can't and shouldn't be compared at face value.

    Second, it really depends on the place where you work as a nurse. In almost all cases, the monthly income one generates is well above the minimum wage requirements (which is around 5000 - 6000). Incidentally, a government staff nurse in the Philippines can earn around 12000-15000 pesos.
    Cost of living is high, salary is low, even if it's "above" the minimum wage.

    In my case, the government hospital where I live wouldn't hire fresh grads unless they have or know of someone to "back them up".


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