Quote from bjmarthin1986
I have heard that male Rn's have a higher starting salary? Any truth to this?
I've heard that male nurses, on average, earn more than female nurses. This could be true. It's possible men are more drawn to facilities offering higher wages--a higher proportion of women might make starting pay a lower priority than other considerations, such as location.
It's possible, too, that men are more inclined to negotiate a higher rate than the first offer--but I suspect that's more relevant to experienced nurses. A nurse with several years experience, especially in areas of specialization that are in high demand, can often negotiate a higher wage than base starting pay. It's possible men are more agressive and/or successful in such negotiations.
It's also apparently true that men are more likely to gravitate toward higher-paying positions in management, etc.
I don't know whether there is any favoritism toward hiring/promoting males.
At my facility, newly hired GNs all make the same base starting pay, regardless of gender. On the other hand, with weekend and shift differentials, I make more than some more experienced nurses working straight dayshifts. But a female with the same experience, working the same hours, would make the same pay.