Male Nurses Get Paid At Least $5K More Than Female RNs

March 25, 2015 1:10 AM

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Male nurses make up to $5,000 a year more than female nurses in the same positions, according to a new study. Around 90 percent of nurses are women, making nursing one of the most female-dominated of all professions.

Ulrike Muench, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, examined two massive databases to collect data on pay scales in the nursing profession. One of these, the American Community Survey, contained data on the pay of 2,006 nurses between 2001 and 2013. The National Sample Survey...

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