SA Health employs over 40,000 people across South Australia. There are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and your career at one of our many metropolitan or regional sites. For more information about the range of job types on offer at SA Health, learn more about us, visit our careers webpage or search our jobs .


The list below reflects the base annual salaries (in Australian Dollars) across some of the health professions at SA Health which does not include other benefits that may be payable such as overtime or penalty payments for shift work, or other allowances that may be available depending on the role, qualifications and experience, professional development allowances.

All employees are also entitled to the employer superannuation contribution which is 10% of the base salary in South Australia. In addition to this, employees may be able to access salary sacrifice benefits.

All roles fit into a classification structure which determines the responsibilities, skills, duties and salary. Listed below are the classification ranges and base salaries for each occupation.

Allied and Scientific Health

  • Allied Health Professional - $65,487-$146,252 (AHP1-AHP6)
  • Medical Scientist - $65,487-$157,032 (MeS1-MeS6B)


• Registered Nurse/Midwife - $68,481-$193,279 (RN/M1-RN/M6)


  • Junior Medical Officers - $77,084-$135,949 (MDP1-MDP2)
  • Senior Medical Officers - $140,153-$207,588 (MDP3-MDP4)
  • Senior Consultants - $217,649-$286,784 (MD2)*

*Please note that total remuneration packages for senior consultants including applicable allowances, superannuation, private practice, and professional development can range up to $492,119-$641,452 (MD2)

For more information about SA Health employee salaries and conditions see the Enterprise Bargaining page.


South Australia is home to a world-class public healthcare system with state-of-the-art facilities and a long history, and exciting future, of excellence in health and medical research.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is South Australia’s flagship hospital providing a comprehensive range of the most complex clinical care to around 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year. It is co-located with the Southern Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in the largest health and medical research precinct in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide BioMed City.

Joining this significant healthcare hub will be our new Women’s and Children’s Hospital, to be built next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, ensuring South Australian families have access to the most advanced hospital care, technology and medical research. Building this hospital next to the Royal Adelaide Hospital will give women direct access to adult clinical support and provide access to the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s helipad, significantly reducing the risk of transferring maternity, paediatric and neonatal emergencies.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, South Australia has continued to have low COVID-19 transmission levels across the state in comparison with other jurisdictions and countries, including sustained periods with no community transmission. South Australia has high COVID-19 vaccination rates, with over 90% of the population having received at least two doses of the vaccine.

For more information about our healthcare services, visit our services page.