Nurses' Salaries In The US Have Soared Amid The Pandemic
Salaries for nurses in the United States have soared in the past month, in some cases as much as $8,000 to $9,000 a week, the Financial Times reported, citing data from recruitment agencies in New York. Thus, hospitals are trying to provide themselves with medical staff during the influx of patients with coronavirus.
The Executive Director of an Agency in new York said that free housing, transportation, and compensation for other expenses are also added to the salary increase. Employers also hire psychotherapists to treat nurses for post-traumatic stress.
According to the Agency NurseFly, over the past month, the payment for temporary intensive care nurses has increased by 80-90%. Medical salaries vary significantly from state to state. Maryland has the fastest growth in nurses 'salaries-by 97% in a month, to $6,624 a week, followed by Missouri with a 94% increase in salaries, to $7,149, and Idaho, where nurses' salaries increased by 86% to $5,918.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States ranks first in the world in the incidence of coronavirus and mortality from it. More than 15.6 million cases of the virus have been registered in the country. In total, about 69.6 million cases of infection have been detected worldwide and about 1.6 million deaths from the virus have been registered.