What RNs REALLY earn $$ - page 5

I have been reading that many feel most RNs make about $60,000. a year, or $25-$30/hr. Here are the stats on what nurses really earn from The U.S. Dept of Labor: Earnings Back to Top ... Read More

  1. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by Babe
    I just found out that the place where I'm doing my externship will be paying the new male nurses more money than they will for their female hires. Is this happening everywhere are just in the south?When questioned they have a lame reason stating male nurses are usually head of households and need more pay, wish I had that one on tape. I know more female head-of-house-holds than male now days espically in nursing !It seems the ones talking big bucks here are mostly males, unless using male names for safety. Anyway it burns my but--
    Holy cow! I can't believe that they're actually doing that! While it's no secret that men in general make more than women, I've never heard of a company actually trying to justify the pay differential like that. What about single people? Perhaps they should pay them less since they don't have a family to support? Should people without children get paid less? Totally ridiculous...
  2. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by Babe
    I just found out that the place where I'm doing my externship will be paying the new male nurses more money than they will for their female hires. Is this happening everywhere are just in the south?When questioned they have a lame reason stating male nurses are usually head of households and need more pay, wish I had that one on tape. I know more female head-of-house-holds than male now days espically in nursing !It seems the ones talking big bucks here are mostly males, unless using male names for safety. Anyway it burns my but--
    I'm not surprised by this at all, but it is so wrong. When I graduate and become a nurse I will be the breadwinner in the family, I guess that would make me head of household. Does that justify me asking for more money? I truly believe that they think they can get away with paying women less than the men. If they can get away with paying anyone less (no matter the sex) than they have to, they will. But as a society as a whole, women are taking advantage more often than men (ie buying a car or anything to do with negotiations).
  3. by   Cynthiann
    I also want to add that that excuse to pay men more reminds me that employers used that very same excuse decades ago when a lot of women began entering the workforce.
  4. by   PennyLane
    Paying the male grads more....that really makes my blood boil.
    Aren't there laws against this??
  5. by   canadiannurse21
    $60,000 a year?? I wish........
  6. by   mistersleepy
    One of my charge nurses just moved to here from Canada, We'd love to have you!
  7. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by Babe
    I just found out that the place where I'm doing my externship will be paying the new male nurses more money than they will for their female hires. Is this happening everywhere are just in the south?When questioned they have a lame reason stating male nurses are usually head of households and need more pay, wish I had that one on tape. I know more female head-of-house-holds than male now days espically in nursing !It seems the ones talking big bucks here are mostly males, unless using male names for safety. Anyway it burns my but--
    THIS IS DISCRIMINATION AND IT IS ILLEGAL.
  8. by   pwp1289
    at my hospital we get 10% shift diff (eves and nights) every day of week and ALL shifts get 25% diff for working weekends so if you work off tour and request weekends you don't really need much ot--some rn would lose between 8-10.000/year if they worked straight days mon-fri----the choice is yours--not too many people mind letting someone else work their weekend!!!pay is great working an off tour holiday weekend!!!(oh we get double time for holidays)
  9. by   lyno
    Does anyone know what an RN earns doing home health care in Ohio, billing the counties direct for MRDD. As a home health aid I can earn considerably more than working as an aid through an agency. I am persuing my BSN I have 2 years left just wondering if this is a good avenue for RN's.
  10. by   xantha31669
    As a new grad working fulltime nights (3-12's) I will be grossing a little over 56,000 without overtime. Add one overtime shift a month and it's 61,000. I think that is pretty good just out of school.

    Lori
  11. by   K O'Malley
    Whatever you do don't come to WVa. I make $21.75 and have 33 years experience, mostly in ICU. And cost of living is comparatively high. Groceries are high, taxes are high, gas is high and real estate is high compared to where I used to live and made several dollars an hour more. Nursing wages are flat! I am making a couple of dollars an hour more then I made in 1993. My daughters, all recent college graduates are making quite a bit more than me in other fields.
  12. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by xantha31669
    As a new grad working fulltime nights (3-12's) I will be grossing a little over 56,000 without overtime. Add one overtime shift a month and it's 61,000. I think that is pretty good just out of school.
    Where are you located?
  13. by   xantha31669
    I live in Ct and just started working in hartford. I heard that they are paying even more down near New York.

    Lori

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