Nursing News: Do Male Nurses Earn More Money?

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, May 9th, 2013

According to a report in Men in Nursing Occupations, using data from the 2011 American Community Survey, 9.6% of the nation’s registered nurses were men, up from 2.7% in 1970. Men also comprised 8.1% of the licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, up from 3.9% in 1970. Their numbers are steadily increasing and in some cases they earn significantly more money than their female colleagues.

Full-time female nurses earned 91 cents for every one dollar earned by their full-time male colleagues. For both full-time and part-time nurses, the survey found that men earned an average of $60,700 per year and women earned $51,100.

While men typically out-earn women, the gap is much smaller in nursing than it is across all occupations in the national workforce, where women earned on average 77 cents for every one dollar earned by men.

We need many more male nurses in our profession, and for all nurses to be compensated fairly.

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