Study: Nursing faculty average $55K salary

A new study reports the average base salary for full-time faculty and nursing schools was about $55,500 for the 2005-06 academic year. The study, sponsored by the national League for Nursing and the Carnegie Foundation, gathered its data through an online survey of 8,500 nurse-educators done between October 2006 and February 2007.

While this number doesn't represent very impressive professional pay--even when an average $5,450 in supplemental wage is taken into account--the nurse-educators also reported side jobs in academia or consulting added an average $11,500 during the same period. Also, nurses with master's degrees made 20 percent more on average, and those with doctorates averaged 47 percent higher income.

To learn more about the study:
- read this Modern Healthcare item (reg. req.)

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