MALE NURSES EARN MORE THAN $6,000+ COMPARED TO FEMALE COUNTERPARTS
The female dominated nursing industry has now men to tap the workforce, with their high salary they’ll be much eager to join in as nursing professionals.
In an article, a new Nursing Salary Research Report, which included registered nurses from all 50 states stated that, male nurses earn more than $6,000 more a year compared to their female counterparts.
The survey showed men earn an average of $79,688 compared to $73,090 for women.
Men make up about 12% of the U.S. nursing workforce.
"Even taking into account total hours worked, years of nursing experience, age, education level and certification status, men still are making more money than women," said Robert Hess Jr., Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning's executive vice president and chief clinical executive of healthcare, in a statement. "And from our robust research, salary is the most important job factor for nurses across all demographics."
New Nurse.com survey includes commentary from a number of professionals. One of them is Brent MacWilliams, president of the American Association for Men in Nursing, who would like to see the gender pay gap change.
"Traditionally, men have gravitated toward acute care, high-paid specialties and to management/administration, which are all higher paying," he said. "Based on this survey, it seems clear men are being paid significantly more than women in the profession doing comparable work. I would call on employers to assess their current workforce for gender gaps and raise salaries to create parity."
One essential aspect of earnings is men are more likely to negotiate their salaries, the survey observed. While 43% of men "most of the time or always" negotiate, only 34% of women do so, which may partly explained for the pay gap in healthcare and other professions.
50% of overall respondents said attaining higher education, certification or training to boost salary was a consideration or goal. Accomplishing professional certifications is one way female nurses can close the salary gap.
Survey results exposed men with specialty certifications had a salary only $1,252 higher than certified female nurses - still a gap, but just a slight.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ seeks reform into this gender salary gap, but continuously support the presence of men in the nursing industry.
The institute believes that men and women can unite themselves for the betterment of the country’s general health development, and to combat the now prevalent nursing shortage.
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