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Die Entlohnung von Pflegekräften - große Unterschiede zwischen Berufen und Regionen


"Although nurses have long been in high demand on the labour market, wages have not increased at a rate which reflects this demand. ln addition to their below-average growth, wages in the nursing profession vary considerably across regions in Germany. The salaries of nurses in the German states are examined for trained hospital nurses and geriatric nurses as well as for assistants in these professions. Overall it can be concluded that caregivers for the elderly in Germany earn on average about one fifth less than professionals in nursing. The study demonstrates huge regional differences in earnings within the same nursing profession as well as between different care facilities. Moreover, there is no clear correlation between the level of wages within these nursing professions and overall wage levels for comparable professions across the 16 federal states. Finally, the reasons for the pay gap are discussed, emphasizing that higher wages in geriatric care not only help to alleviate a labour-shortage in these occupations, but also strengthen the social recognition of what is a highly responsible and demanding profession." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


Bibliographical information

Bogai, Dieter; Seibert, Holger; Wiethölter, Doris (2016): Die Entlohnung von Pflegekräften - große Unterschiede zwischen Berufen und Regionen. In: K. Jacobs et al. (Ed.), Pflege-Report 2016: Die Pflegenden im Fokus, (Pflege-Report), Stuttgart: Schattauer, pp. 91-107.