Nurses can Make 100k in the UK

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A agency Nurse can typically get around £40 an hour. If they decide to work 50 hours a week that will equal to 100k a year. I know its a lot of hours, but who earns 100k without putting in the hours? Comment what you think?
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50 hours is a lot. Potentially moving around a lot and feeling like you're not part of a team. 50 hours is assuming regular work is available (I'm sure it is especially at the moment, but less certain in the long run). Lots of tax to pay on 100k (as with any well paid job). But a good option for some
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A agency Nurse can typically get around £40 an hour. If they decide to work 50 hours a week that will equal to 100k a year. I know its a lot of hours, but who earns 100k without putting in the hours? Comment what you think?
Locum / bank shifts are not reliable and may require you to travel at a moment's notice.

I wouldn't bank on earning £40 per hour as a nurse - especially just after qualification.
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Locum / bank shifts are not reliable and may require you to travel at a moment's notice.

I wouldn't bank on earning £40 per hour as a nurse - especially just after qualification.
I agree - Bank isn't reliable, and who knows if the agency will keep you for a year. The salary isn't guaranteed at all.
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I agree - Bank isn't reliable, and who knows if the agency will keep you for a year. The salary isn't guaranteed at all.
But they can sign up with multiple agencies and take shifts with the other if one fails to come through
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50 hours a week in the hellscape that is the NHS? Nah, I’m just about managing my contracted hours and that will do thanks.
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But they can sign up with multiple agencies and take shifts with the other if one fails to come through
That's what you and many others may think. My Mum is a District Nurse, she used to do bank but it wasn't reliable and although she had to be with many agencies to make it run long-term, it was a hassle for her and it wasn't guaranteed. She chose District Nursing as it was easier for her.
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Yes.
If the nurse is very lucky, available to work antisocial hours & very long shifts and flexible about travel.
With 5+ years of full time private nursing experience and very good contacts.
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But they can sign up with multiple agencies and take shifts with the other if one fails to come through
That's a horrible way to spend your year - being a "nomad", working as a wanderer in different hospitals / departments with no relation to any one else isn't fun.
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That's a horrible way to spend your year - being a "nomad", working as a wanderer in different hospitals / departments with no relation to any one else isn't fun.
Of course it wont be completely ideal, But that will be the cost of earning 100k. Not many people who earn 100k a year are going to be enjoying themselves at work.
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...Not many people who earn 100k a year are going to be enjoying themselves at work.
I disagree with this statement.
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I disagree with this statement.
There are a few exceptions, but most jobs at 100k are high stress high responsibility
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There are a few exceptions, but most jobs at 100k are high stress high responsibility
That's different to "not enjoying themselves at work", which is what you said.
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perhaps if you were London based

with extensive Qualifications and Experience in Critical Care

or an Suitable Primary /Emergency/Urgent care NP or ACP qualification
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50 hours a week in the hellscape that is the NHS? Nah, I’m just about managing my contracted hours and that will do thanks.
Do you stick to your contracted hours or do you have to over due to patient safety? Don't have to answer ofc
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Do you stick to your contracted hours or do you have to over due to patient safety? Don't have to answer ofc
I have colleagues I can hand over to at the end of a shift, so over-runs are uncommon, however in an emergency situation I'd stay, I'm not just going to down tools and walk away from an unwell patient.
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I know many that work 4 or 5 long days/nights a week and bring in £1000s a month. £40 a on the high side of the pay scale usually £22 to 35 an hr then more for bank holidays etc.

Me personally I couldn't do more than 4 shifts a week, mostly only 3. I am looking into agency working, I currently work in a nursing home and make the equivalent for a band 7 for only 36 hours a week. Love the flexibility.
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40 quid an hour for bank work. which health board/authority pays that
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Agency Nurse salary in United Kingdom
How much does an Agency Nurse make in United Kingdom........

Average base salary
The average salary for a agency nurse is £28.41 per hour in United Kingdom.


Some will pay slightly more than this.
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40 quid an hour for bank work. which health board/authority pays that
Thornbury specialist rates often exceed this. They’re an “off framework” agency, but most places are so short they’re having to go to them. Seen them on my unit recently.
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