Nursing 2006 Salary Survey finds salaries leveling off - page 5

nursing: volume 36(10) october 2006 p 46-51 salary survey cheryl l. mee, rn, bc, cmsrn, msn nursing 2006 editor-in-chief over 1,100 nurses responded to our salary survey published in... Read More

  1. by   Atl_John
    I gotta say the more I read these threads the sicker I become. Here in S. Alabama they pay starting at 18.50 hr and tout this as "competitive" pay. The hospital here has such a squeeze on the local area basically a monopoly. Its horrible, I asked one of the nurses during my clinicals why don't you Unionize, her response, well they tried that about two years ago and the 4 nurses who tried to do it were all fired within a few months. Being a Will to work state, nothing they could do. Very depressing to see this trend.
  2. by   ihechi
    how does male nurse earn per hour.
  3. by   ihechi
    i think that if we form a union it will help us alot to get better well salary then allowing the hopital management use us also why we are into this profession is to help save life not for the money aspect but that does not mean we can not be given better something at the end of the day.
  4. by   martemoose
    I'm a new grad nurse, and want to know how can I demand a maximum salary for my service. I had an interview in two different states, and I saw a big difference with their offer. I keep hearing that male nurses are suppose to make more than female nurses. My classmates and I went through a similar interview and received the same offer. If someone knows how I can ask or demand for a higher salary as a male nurse, please let me know.
  5. by   martemoose
    I'm a new grad male nurse. My colleaguess had similar interviews and provided the same offers. If someone knows how I can ask or demand for a higher salary please let me know. Are new grads not affiliated with these salary difference? Either or, explain or write me the info. This novice nurse just want to be involved and informed.
  6. by   martemoose
    I'm a new grad male nurse. My colleaguess had similar interviews and provided the same offers. If someone knows how I can ask or demand for a higher salary please let me know. Are new grads not affiliated with these salary difference? Either or, explain or write me the info. This novice nurse just want to be involved and informed.
  7. by   MrChicagoRN
    I suggest focusing on the job that will provide you with the best learning experience (which you definitely need), is a good fit for you, and offers a competitive & fair salary.

    You are but one of many new grads. You don't get a premium just because you possess external genitalia.
  8. by   martemoose
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    I suggest focusing on the job that will provide you with the best learning experience (which you definitely need), is a good fit for you, and offers a competitive & fair salary.

    You are but one of many new grads. You don't get a premium just because you possess external genitalia.
    Thank's for your suggestion, I'm sure it will do me a lot of good, but it does not answer my question. I've been hearing and reading this urban myth of men in nursing are making more money than female nurses. Frankly I really don't think it exist (coming from your statement).

    Is there a mythbuster out there that can show this novice nurse how to prove that this phenomenon does exist. (Please try to focus on the question being asked)

    Thank You,
  9. by   martemoose
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    I suggest focusing on the job that will provide you with the best learning experience (which you definitely need), is a good fit for you, and offers a competitive & fair salary.

    You are but one of many new grads. You don't get a premium just because you possess external genitalia.
    Thank's for your suggestion, I'm sure it will do me a lot of good, but it does not answer my question. I've been hearing and reading this urban myth of men in nursing are making more money than female nurses. Frankly I really don't think it exist (coming from your statement).

    Is there a mythbuster out there that can show this novice nurse how to prove that this phenomenon do exist. (Please try to focus on the question being asked)

    Thank You,
  10. by   vivek105
    Well it seems to me - that those getting low pay need to move to California and try for those 43 $ / hour jobs !!
  11. by   Alois Wolf
    IMHO, as every generation makes room for the next there will always be an increase in demand for nurses... especially as the population increases. This "leveling" off is temporary... again, IMHO.
  12. by   tdoubleu
    Just joined to throw in a few of my own observations as an RN looking for other options after 4 years in the job as a mature aged male. Sounds like things are a bit better here in Australia than in the US. At least there isn't such variability in wages and conditions. We do, however, have a very worker-unfriendly government (very friendly with your current administration by-the-way) which will most likely change things for the worse if re-elected this month.

    My observations/opinions: 1) I work in the private sector, but our work contracts are negotiated between the state nurses union and our employer. I have been a member from the start, but the majority of my colleagues are not, even though they are more than happy to accept any benefits that the union ends up negotiating for all (i.e. v poor support & solidarity), 2) There is definitely no difference in pay between the sexes here! 3) As we all know nurses do most of the work, but doctors get much better pay, most of the credit, and rarely get their hands very dirty (in most cases). If something goes wrong they will back each other up, whereas nurses often won't. The majority of nurses are female, the majority of doctors are still male. If you look at other female dominated professions you will soon note that they too tend to suffer from poor pay & conditions. A good example, in Australia at least, is teaching. It is even clearer when you compare the ages taught and the gender balance for each (i.e. high school, primary school, early childhood). The younger the kids the greater the proportion of females employed and the worse the pay & conditions. I won't try to explain why. I just want to point out some relevant facts. Therefore, however you might explain it or however you may feel about it, it seems to me that the quickest, easiest and surest way to improve the nurses' lot would be, as has already been suggested, to significantly boost the proportion of males.

    That is my considered opinion on the matter.
  13. by   peaceatstake
    Quote from ocankhe
    Salaries are a matter of supply and demand. Currently there seems in most places an adequate numbers of RNs to meet the demand for nursing services. However, the demand for nursing services over the next decade or two will be increaasing; while at the same time the number of RNs will decrease if current trends continue. Its during the time of the baby boomers retirement and old age that services/needs will increase. Since a significant number of the RNs practising today are boomers the current barely adequate supply to a shortage of nurses will continue. I wouldn't be concerned on a macro/ global picture of nursing with regards to salary and job availability. Granted there will be regional differences but on a whole the next 2-3 decades will be good employmnet years for RNs.
    WOW!!! So uplifting...

    Nice reading your post.

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