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Percentage of males in nursing tripled over 4 decades, says Census Bureau
Southern California Public Radio

Men make up less than 10 percent of U.S. nurses, but on average make about $9,600 more a year than their female counterparts. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which released a study that showed the proportion of male nurses tripled between 1970 and 2011 – from 2.7 percent of the workforce to 9.6 percent. But despite the fact that men are overwhelmingly outnumbered by women in the profession, the former are still out-earning the latter: For every dollar male nurses earn, female nurses earn 91 cents.