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More Male Nurses, But Wage Disparity Persists



Nearly one in 10 nurses is male and the number is growing. As in other professions, men typically out-earn women. Full-time female nurses earn 91 cents for every one dollar earned by their full-time male colleagues.



5 comments on "More Male Nurses, But Wage Disparity Persists"
Chris (3/7/2013 at 1:26 PM)

Men are more likely to negotiate calary than women, often the first offer from an employer is accepted by women, but men are more likely to ask for for money.
claudia (3/5/2013 at 5:04 PM)

My experience in working with male nurses is that they are: 1) More likely to work overtime than female nurses 2) More likely to work full time than part time 3) More likely to work at a second nursing job 4) More likely to seek out career advancement opportunities Given these, when I see these studies showing male nurses earn more than female nurses, I always wonder if they are comparing apples to apples or apples to oranges. Sure, it is likely that 2 med surg nurses, one male and one female, with the same education and level of experience are earning the same rate, but is the number of hours worked the same?
Lois (3/4/2013 at 10:20 AM)

That is true John. There is something missing that they did not measure. Perhaps it was the type of job or position or seniority level.
john (2/28/2013 at 5:46 PM)

What is the purpose of this article? It is true, there is no wage gap when comparing the same things. Like Male RN on a Medsurg floor to a female RN on a Medsurg floor who both have the same experience. They make the exact same hourly wage. What is more interesting is the depressed wages in general of nurses in all their roles, except anesthetists, due to this profession being a historically and currently female dominated profession. Many hospital roles that are generally more male have wages that are better than nurses.
ledbetteract (2/28/2013 at 9:24 AM)

"men earned an average of $60,700 per year and women earned $51,100." ladies, dry your tears. the gender wage gap is a myth.