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Table 1 Registered nurse salaries of selected countries for three levels of work experience

From: What is the financial incentive to immigrate? An analysis of salary disparities between health workers working in the Caribbean and popular destination countries

  Jamaica5 Dominica8 St Lucia11 Grenada UK US20 Canada21
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yrs
NCU1 1,120,696 27,032 42,06311 27,88814 21,69217 52,252 59,660
XCD2 23,764 27,032 42,063 27,888 80,043 142,125 122,900
US ($)3 8737 9938 15,464 10,253 26,846 52,252 45,099
PPP ($)4 13,091 14,891 23,171 15,362 30,989 52,252 46,976
% PPP ($) gap over Caribbean average (16,629) 86.4 214.2 182.5
5–10 yrs NCU 1,764,9166 37,451 47,35712 43,88415 30,76418 60,364 69,084
XCD 37,424 37,451 47,357 43,884 113,517 164,190 142,313
US ($) 13,759 13,769 17,411 16,134 38,073 60,364 52,223
PPP ($) 20,615 20,630 26,087 24,174 43,948 60,364 54,397
% PPP ($) gap over Caribbean average (22,877) 92.1 163.9 140.1
10–20 yrs NCU 2,575,0357 37,451 53,02913 50,72416 49,93419 68,393 80,085
XCD 54,602 37,451 53,029 50,724 184,255 186,029 164,975
US ($) 20,074 13,769 19,469 18,649 61,798 68,393 60,539
PPP ($) 30,078 20,630 29,212 27,942 71,334 68,393 63,059
% PPP ($) gap over Caribbean average (26,966) 164.5 153.6 133.8
  1. 1salary in own national currency unit
  2. 2Author calculations. Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD) using average 2016 market rate [85]
  3. 3Author calculations. US dollars using average 2016 market rate [85]
  4. 4Author calculations. International dollar purchasing power parity (PPP) [86]
  5. 5 [43]
  6. 6Mid-point of grade 4
  7. 7End of grade 6
  8. 8 [43] Scale point 19
  9. 9,10 Scale point 12
  10. 11 [87]. Starting salary on grade 9
  11. 12mid-point of grade 10
  12. 13 end point of grade 11
  13. 14 [88]. Starting on grade G
  14. 15point 5 of grade H
  15. 16point 5 of grade I
  16. 17Corresponds to Band 4, point 15 [41, 45]
  17. 18 Band 6 [41, 45]
  18. 19Band 7 to 8c [41, 45]. Directors of nursing can earn an additional 50% more [89]
  19. 20Variation is large for the US as reported above [59]
  20. 21Canadian nurses start at step 1, mid-career (5–10 years is step 3) with some regional variation especially due to remote region allowances [67]