A new report published by the journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has drawn attention to a massive salary disparity in the U.S. nursing sector.
Across the board, male nurses are outearning their female colleagues, despite the fact that they are outnumbered 10 to 1.
In hospitals, male nurses are earning $3,900 more than female nurses, a number that increases to $7,678 in ambulatory/outpatient settings. The gap is most pronounced for nurse anesthestists – males in this position earn a whopping $17,290 more than females every year.
This chart shows the salary gap between male and female registered nurses in the U.S. in 2013.
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