Report Mychoicehomebuy :( in House prices and the economy Posted August 12, 2008 As for nurses, I wouldn't let my heart bleed for them if I were you schuey. I work in a medical research institute and the nurses who work on the clinical trials get about 30-35k here. Band 6 nurses (anyone with 5+ years experience, 2 of which are in a specialised field e.g. cancer care) get 28-32k. Just yesterday, I overheard two nurses discussing a new job advert and disdaining an advertised salary of 25k saying that 'no-one would work for that'. Yet that's the average salary in the country! And before you say 35k is a rubbish salary, let me tell you that there are plenty of PhD qualified scientists here who work for that. They are the people you need to thank for improving your son's health as they develop the actual science and medical therapies that save people's lives. THe nurses just deliver what the scientists and doctors develop - yet thanks to New Labour, they are entitled to affordable homes and the same salaries as anyone else, despite having spent less time in education and thus sacrificed less years of earnings than others. Are the medical researches entitled to affordable housing? No? Didn't think so... £35k is a rubbish wage for people like that in London. And yes, those PhD qualified scientists also deserve their fair share. My friend is one of those, at a guess he earns about £25k. It's not enough. As for the nurses 'just delivering' I think that's a bit unfair. They work long hours in pretty crappy environments and don't get paid enough. that's not to say others should be paid less or more, that's a separate discussion. Anyway, many of those scientists are employed privately so I can't do anything about their wages, it has nothing to do with me, but public sector pay has. It's mmy money after all.