hospital staff is one of the most prestigious and important professions, and it’s a job that can bring in an average of more than $400,000 a year, according to a new study.
However, the role can be highly variable, and the profession is often misunderstood.
The authors of the study, led by Professor Ian Johnson of the University of New South Wales, examined the salary of 2,000 hospital staff in the state of Victoria.
The study found that almost 80 per cent of the staff were women.
The study also revealed that there were differences in the salaries of different roles.
In a similar study conducted in 2013, a survey of Australian nurses revealed that women were paid only 77 per cent as much as men in their profession.
The main difference was that female nurses were paid less than male nurses.
The researchers say that while the salary gap between male and female nurses is small, there are differences in how much they are paid and what their job responsibilities are.
The roles that were most frequently identified as having an ‘explosive’ job such as senior nurse and nurse practitioner were also the roles that had the lowest pay.
“This is important to recognise because we know that there are different ways that different professions can be viewed as having different job roles,” Dr Johnson said.
“The important thing to remember is that, as a society, we should be working towards greater equality between male to female and female to male workers.”
The study was published in the journal Social Science & Medicine.