When Linda Hippolyte first got into nursing, she thought everyone at her hospital was paid based on their experience and education.
But when she got a peek at other nurses’ salaries at Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, she was in for a surprise.
“You could really see the difference,” she said, noting that male nurses seemed to be making more. “Why was this person who happens to be male making more than this person who is female, with the same experience?”
For nurses, as for nearly everyone else in the U.S. workforce today, it pays to be a man.
Registered nurses who are male earn nearly $11,000 more per year than RNs who are...