Nursing faculty reported earning an average annual salary of $52,000 in 2004, according to an informal, self-reported online and mail-in survey by the journal Nursing2004. That is less than the average yearly salaries reported by advanced practice nurses, $72,400; nurse administrators, $67,100; nurse case managers, $56,700; and charge nurses, $54,700. Nearly 1,480 nurses responded to the survey, which was conducted between January and March of this year and published in October; 1% of respondents were faculty. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2003 reported a similar gap between academic and clinical nursing jobs and cited schools' lower pay as one reason for a shortage in nursing faculty. A nurse with a master's degree earned an average of $60,357 as a professor in 2003, $20,000 less than a nurse with identical education working in an emergency room, according to data compiled by the AACN from salary surveys. -- by Melanie Evans
Nurse faculty pay lags clinical nurse salaries
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