According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, fully employed women earn $0.81 for every dollar men make. Some of this discrepancy is due to women working in male-dominated occupations, but when men work alongside women in female-dominated occupations, they still earn more.
Nursing is this week’s example. According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, male nurses out-earn female nurses in every work setting, every clinical setting, and every job position except one.
On average, male nurses make $5,100 more per year than female nurses. In the specialty with the biggest discrepancy, nurse anesthetists, they out-earned women by $17,290. More at NPR and the New York Times.