Nurses in the United States earn 8 times more than in Russia
The Paywizard team checked earnings of nurses over the world. According to the results, a fulltime working nurse in the US earns $16.44 gross per hour and $10.30 net per hour. It is less than in most European countries that were analyzed, but still much more than in the rest of the world.
The lowest hourly wage was identified in Russia, only $1.97 gross per hour. That means that an average nurse in Russia can buy only one half of Big Mac using her hourly wage, while a nurse in the US can afford two-and-a-half Big Macs. Although it sounds great, European nurses do even better. Spanish nurses can buy more than three-and-a-half Big Macs per hour of work and German nurses more than three Big Macs.
Hourly wages in dollars were adjusted by purchasing power parity to make the results comparative.
|Country||Median hourly wage in $ adjusted by PPP||
Big Macs per hour of work
- Source: Wage Indicator 2010-2012; IMF World Economic Outlook Database (April 2012); The Economist (January 2012)
- Global Wage Comparison is based on a sample of 3667 respondents, who participated in the Wage Indicator survey. For the US respondents come through the US Paywizard.org Survey. Period: May 2010 - May 2012.
- Statistics are reported for countries with at least 10 observations. The "Big Macs per hour of work" information is only available for countries with published Big Mac index.