• Public health clinicians earn almost 20% less than private-sector counterparts

    Clinicians working in the public health sector earn between 10%-19% less than those working in private sector care, according to a new analysis of U.S. Labor Department data, published Jan. 25 in the American Journal of Public Health.
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  • Surgical tech pay across states

    Average annual wages for surgical technologists vary across states, with the national mean estimated at $57,500, according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 25.
  • Healthcare and nursing lead in sign-on bonuses, research finds

    Healthcare leads the job market with nearly 1 in 5 jobs advertising sign-on bonuses at an average of $10,867 each, according to research from the job search engine, Adzuna.
  • UPMC cuts some travel nurses' pay

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is making changes to its travel staffing program, including cutting the base rate for some travel nurses, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Jan. 23. 
  • New bill takes aim at worker-CEO pay gaps

    A new bill is on the Hill, seeking to raise taxes on companies whose top executives are paid at least 50 times more than the average worker. 
  • Walmart raises store manager pay to $128K

    Walmart will boost store manager base pay by more than $10,000 next month, according to a post on the company's website.
  • Montana ramps up incentives for health facility workers

    Montana is offering a new hiring incentive and wage increases to recruit and retain workers at state-run healthcare facilities. 
  • Healthcare cash bonuses dip

    Work bonuses took a dive in 2023, Bloomberg reported Jan. 17. 
  • Physician assistant pay by specialty

    The median total cash compensation paid to physician assistants varies by specialty, according to one survey.
  • California system gave $100,000 bonuses to nurses for retention. Did it work?

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health realized it had a nurse retention problem as the system emerged from the pandemic. Like many health systems, Palomar relied on travel nurses to fill gaps as COVID-19 surged and the system felt the strain from nursing workforce shortages.
  • Mercy offers $20K, $30K nurse sign-on bonuses

    As staffing demands grow, Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is offering hiring bonuses to nurses to care for patients in the med-surg and progressive care units at all three of its hospitals in the Mahoning Valley, a metropolitan area in Northeast Ohio.
  • Atrium Health boosts wages by 3%

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health will raise wages by 3%, which will add up to a total of $117 million added to the salaries of 64,000 employees, the system announced Jan. 12.
  • NP pay by specialty

    The median total cash compensation paid to nurse practitioners varies by specialty, according to one survey.
  • Healthcare's gender pay gap gets uglier

    Healthcare, with women holding 77% of its jobs, could be a strong leader in gender equity for pay. Instead, its pay gaps are growing in complexity — and at a really bad time. 
  • Starting pay for 14 physician specialties

    Orthopedic surgeons are offered the highest average base salary among physicians and rheumatologists are offered the lowest, according to AMN Healthcare's "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives," released in August.
  • Healthcare cos. with the most high-paying jobs

    Availability of high-paying healthcare jobs increased 54% in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to the three months prior, with various companies offering these roles, according to one new report.
  • 4 travel nurse pay trends to know

    Pay for travel nurses is evolving as the country moves away from the peak of the pandemic.
  • NP, PA pay by region

    The median total cash compensation paid to physician assistants and nurse practitioners varies by region, according to one survey.
  • 25 states raising minimum wage in 2024

    Half of U.S. states will increase their minimum wages throughout 2024, with 22 of those changes already taking effect. 
  • Nurse anesthetist median annual wage across states

    Median annual wages for nurse anesthetists vary across states, with the national median estimated at $203,090, according to the most recently available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 25.

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