Male Nurses on the rise and they make more money - page 3

Male Nurses Becoming More Commonplace, Census Bureau Reports The nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, but the representation of men has increased as the demand for nurses has grown... Read More

  1. by   DebblesRN
    I am not really sure what you are taking issue with here. But here is a link to the Bureau of Labor statistics. Some areas--indeed pay more than others. If it costs more to live there, wages go up to compensate.

    Registered Nurses*

    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Falling victim to false propaganda from what SHOULD be a reliable source doesn't make anyone an idiot. I would never suggest ANYONE is an idiot based on a 2 or 3 message interaction. I was not saying you are an idiot and if I came across that way I apologise.
  2. by   silentRN
    Sounds like a bunch of crap...
  3. by   LindaBright
    I read an article about this recently, and while there are gender factors indicated, I think that all in all, male nurses are on par with female nurses. As previous posters have said, there are other considerations like location, ability to work longer hours (in many cases), and the jobs themselves.
  4. by   CaliBoy760
    I make nearly 30% more than other nurses where I work. But I believe that is due to my specialty and not the fact that I am male.
  5. by   klone
    Quote from CaliBoy760
    I make nearly 30% more than other nurses where I work. But I believe that is due to my specialty and not the fact that I am male.
    However, as others have pointed out, male nurses may be more likely to be hired into certain specialties than their female counterparts.
  6. by   hearts895, RN BSN
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I agree with you. I was the only male in my nursing school. When we went to clinicals there was one available spot for a student in ICU (small hospital) and I was given it. I know that several others had asked for it. I did have the grades and had a lot of experience as an army medic, paramedic, and LPN so that may be why I got the ICU slot but it didn't appear that way to the female students. There was a moderate amount of complaining and a small amount of true bitterness demonstrated.
    That ICU clinical played a roll in my getting into a 9 month Critical Care Nurse Residency program as a new grad. That job got me several very lucrative travel positions, and later a really fun job on a mobil intensive care ambulance (ground and air). That job got me the very high paying and fun full time Rapid Response gig I have now.
    Must be cause of my sex. That is a little disapointing as I though I had gotten here on my merits.

    You certainly deserved your spot in the ICU given your good grades and extensive critical care experience. Please know I mean no disrespect to you, or any other male RNs, who have achieved well deserved high paying positions through hard work and smarts. I'm just relating my personal experience and thoughts. I'm sure the vast majority of male RNs make more because they have set themselves up to do so through smart career moves & being hard workers. It just so happens, that in my (as yet fairly limited) experience, there tends to be a preference for hiring men into critical care roles, hence they have a stronger shot of moving into higher paying nursing specialities.
  7. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    Just an observation, I see a fair amount of "woman hatin'" around AN. Most of the time, it's the tired ole "all women are catty. Women are horrible to work around. They eat their young. They'll let you drown."

    Now if one of the nurses who talk so poorly about women are in a situation where they can hire two equally qualified candidates, I'm going to surmise they'll pick the male. They'll pick the male for promotions, and so on and so on.

    I really would not want to be paid any less than a male just because of gender. I also like working with women, and don't lump half of the population as witches just because they have vaginas.
  8. by   FlorenceNtheMachine
    hire *one of* two equally qualified candidates. D'oh
  9. by   nextway55
    Do they prefer to hire new male new grad more than female ones?
  10. by   twopurpleskittles
    Blah blah blah. Someone just wanted to whack the beehive to watch the reaction. The men typically can work more OT and have less home life obligations like kids. I love it when stats are skewed like that. I refuse to buy into it. I know that RNs in my neck of the woods ALL start at the same rate of pay. I love my fellow male RNs. I went through nursing school with a great one. They normally have a GREAT sense of humor. I really appreciate that! Rock on dudes!
  11. by   nurseladybug12
    My first degree is in psychology, and I had a professor Dr. Mary Crawford at UConn who actually discovered a statistical way back in the 1970s to measure wage differences between men and women, taking into account different variables such as years of experience and education between participants. Her research showed that men make more than women across the board in every occupation, even with less education and less experience. There is something called a "token male" who is a male in a predominately female profession, such as nursing, and they will more likely than not will be paid more than a female, be more well-liked, and be promoted more quickly than their female counterpart. Off subject- Taller men are also paid more than shorter men... So yes, men getting paid more than women is real, employers are sexist, and it is not fair. Obama did sign a bill called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for equal pay for women...dont know how that is working out yet.
  12. by   klone
    I find it bizarre and mind-boggling that people are actually denying that men make more than women. That is universal, across all occupations. I'm not surprised (disheartened, but not surprised) that it occurs in nursing as well.
  13. by   dah doh
    I have always made more money than my hubby. We finished nursing school at the same time too so we have the same number of years of experience. I think this year he made slightly more than me but it was by working 2 jobs!