How much do nurses get?
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Nurses in the US are paid an average of $1,100 a year, according to data compiled by the National Nurses United union.
The average salary for a nurse in the country is $1.15 an hour.
It’s not as high as the average wage for a healthcare worker in the UK, the second-highest paid profession in the world after lawyers, who are paid $9.25 an hour, but far below the US $7.25.
A year ago, the US paid nurses $2.40 an hour and the UK $1 an hour (excluding overtime).
The US also has a wage floor, which means a nurse who makes $10,000 a year can expect to make $9,000 in a year.
But in the first four months of 2017, the average US nurse made $10.85 an hour with an average weekly pay of $11,900, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The US is one of the world’s biggest employers of nurses.
But the nurses union has been pushing for the wage floor to be increased, arguing that nurses make too little.
It is the second time in as many years that the US has voted to increase the wage.
In December 2016, a majority of US states voted to raise the minimum wage, which has since increased to $15 an extra $1 a day.
Nurses and healthcare workers in New York City have been campaigning to raise wages and get them higher for years, with the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio leading the charge.
“Nurses make too much,” he said in a statement.
“The median income of a nurse is more than $50,000.
That’s $20,000 more than the median wage of a healthcare professional.
This is not fair to all nurses and health care workers.”
He said that nurses in New Yorkers’ healthcare system are “overburdened” and needed a raise.
Nurses in the US are paid an average of $1,100 a year, according to data compiled by the National Nurses…