I checked the website and it gives a median salary range, with 50% falling at the upper$30K range. What it does NOT account for is regional differences and EXPERIENCE!!!!
Starting nursing salaries fairly much equal a residents salary. As you accrue seniority (time spent at a specific hospital/health care institution) your salary increases in increments. Again, this is affected by the region and type of institution a nurse works for.
Ryo-Ohki, I hope you are not begrudging the nurses their salaries. A nurse when he/she starts out in his/her career field is not considered being in a "student" or "apprentice" type role like residents are (please see the thread under Rotations and Residencies: "NRMP sued today", where posters feel that the resident is an apprentice and therefore gets a "stipend" and not a salary). Personally, I don't share those poster's opinions, but I was a nurse and believe me, we earn every penny that's pitched our way.
(PS This only goes to show that nursing salaries are horrible. I was making $43,000.00 as an RN with 2 years of experience, a Bachelor's degree, and critical care certification back in 1989!!! What happened? And you wonder why there is a nursing shortage ?!!!!)
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