Even In Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More


Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.  The report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing out-earned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals…  The biggest disparity was for nurse anesthetists, with men earning $17,290 more…

Ulrike Muench of the University of California-San Francisco, the study’s lead author, said in an interview that the data do not suggest why men earn more, although “some have suggested men have better negotiating skills” and are able to start out earning higher salaries.

Jennifer Stewart, who oversees nursing and other workforce issues at the health research group The Advisory Board, agrees that’s one possibility. “Also maybe some gender discrimination,” she adds.

A lot of employers believe that men don’t have a choice but to work, while women can stay home and raise kids.  Most employers are men who think all other men are supporting a wife and family. Meaning, men need more money than women.  It used to be that way, a long, long time ago…


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