Census Report: It Pays to Be a Man in Most Jobs... How about Nursing?

  1. washington - if a woman wants to make more money than a man, her job options are severely limited. she could clean up hazardous waste. or install telecommunications lines. but not much else. the census bureau compiled statistics on hundreds of job categories from its 2000 headcount and found just five where women typically earn at least as much as men.
    among registered nurses, 91 percent were women, but their median income was $42,000. men made $45,000, according to the census bureau's study.
    carol cooke, a spokeswoman for the american nurses association, said that may be partly due to more men choosing higher-paying nursing fields, such as anesthesiology.
    full article: http://www.bizreport.com/article.php?art_id=7335

    earnings by occupation for men and women [color=#990000][pdf file] adobe acrobat software required to read this [color=#999999](u.s. census bureau)
    Last edit by brian on Jun 4, '04
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Brian
    FYI: There is an active discussion on this topic at:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68953
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I wonder all the time how this can be in the 21st century, when just as many women are as educated and head up as many households as men do. It's disgusting to discriminate for any reason, and gender is no different than race, IMO.
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Yeah. Thought this was already a separate thread.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Brian is posting a NEWS item, Larry, for our information. Not asking for a debate on the thread necessarily.
  7. by   deathnurse
    then their salaries will be commensurate with their responsibilities.

    Anatomically, they can't do it. They leave to have children, raise families, follow husbands locale and employment, and are secondary when it comes to providing financially for home and family.

    And I said "financially," ok?

    As a manager, I can't depend upon them and will pay them less.
  8. by   Gromit
    Hmm. Dunno. At my facility, I haven't seen this kind of disparity. They are interested in three basic things: Your education, experience, and area of work (i.e. -specialized floors tend to pay better than non-specialized ones, just as nights do over days) . As for gender? haven't seen that.

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