The continued existence of strikes among nursing professionals working in Meru county government hospitals have presented a likelihood of ultimate low delivery of quality health services as stipulated by the department of health. Therefore, the study addressed this problem by investigating the effect of employee financial compensation on job performance of nursing professionals working in Meru County government hospitals. The study was guided by the following specific objective: To determine the effect of employee financial compensation on job performance of nursing professionals working in Meru County Government hospitals. This study was done in Meru County targeting a population of 275 nurses working in fifteen (15) level four hospitals, whose sample size was 83. Stratified random sampling was used. The study used primary method of data collection where questionnaire and interview schedule were used as tools of collecting data. Secondary method was also used to collect data whose purpose was to enrich the background information. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The study established that employee financial compensation affected job performance of nursing professionals working in Meru County government level four hospitals. A significant number of respondents as shown by 58.4% disagreed that they were satisfied with the amount of annual increment on their respective salaries and these affected their job performance. The study concluded that annual salary increment for nursing professionals significantly affected their job performance. Based on the research findings, the study recommends the County government with the help of national government to put in place measures that would ensure that timely payment of salaries for nursing professionals is done.