Health care workers are getting higher paychecks because they’re doing more of the same work, according to a new study.
Researchers say that the lower paychecks might be linked to a number of factors, including a higher workload, higher absenteeism, less-qualified staff, and a less-than-stellar performance record.
The study found that the average hourly pay of health care workers in the United States rose by 4.6 percent from 2013 to 2019, a rate that was nearly twice as fast as the national average for the same time period.
That’s about 1.4 times the rate for all employees.
The median hourly wage for health care occupations rose by 1.2 percent, while the average for all occupations rose just 0.3 percent.
The findings are in line with other studies that have linked the pay gap to factors other than work.
In fact, a 2016 study found the same trend in the U.S.
A growing economy can lead to lower salaries and less-skilled jobs, which could have a ripple effect on other industries, too.
In general, health care and related jobs are more competitive today than they were 20 years ago, according the University of California-Berkeley study.
“The idea that we’re moving to a high-wage, high-skill, low-wage economy is not true,” said Dr. Josephine Daley, director of the university’s Health Care Economics Center.
“There are still lots of highly paid jobs that aren’t being filled.
We need to find ways to get them filled.”
One area where employers are doing a better job is finding ways to cut down on the number of sick days.
The average American worker gets two or three days of paid sick leave per year, but the U too-o-O study found just 17 percent of health professionals get five or more days.
And more than half the American workforce gets no paid sick days at all.
The number of people who take unpaid leave also has grown, and in 2019, it surpassed those who took regular leave for work-related reasons, according a new survey.
That suggests that employers are not just looking for ways to keep their workers on their payrolls.
They’re also looking for better ways to pay them.
That’s especially true in places like California, which has the nation’s highest health care costs, according TOO-O-R and its co-authors.
California is the state with the highest percentage of workers who don’t get paid sick time.
It also has the highest rate of employees who take a lot of time off to care for loved ones, which means they could be spending longer than they should.
In 2019, nearly a third of California workers reported taking more than six weeks off.
The results of the TOO report are not limited to health care.
Other studies have shown that workers are spending more time away from their families on leisure activities than they are on their jobs.
But that’s because they are often working more hours.
The research team of Dr. David M. Ries, an assistant professor of economics at the University at Albany, and Dr. Robert R. P. Davis, an associate professor of sociology at the City University of New York, looked at the percentage of employees taking vacation time, a common indicator of workers’ health.
The researchers found that, even though there is a lot more work done in the workplace, workers are also spending more on leisure, entertainment, and recreation.
That means that employees spend a lot less time with their families.
The researchers say that, on average, the average worker spends 2.6 days away from work each year.
But the researchers found a big difference when they looked at workers who were working at more than 40 hours per week.
They said that workers who worked at 40 hours or more per week spent 3.2 days away each year, compared to workers who only worked at 20 hours per day.
The authors say the findings support a number other research that has shown that, overall, workers who are paid a higher salary tend to be healthier, which might help explain why they spend more time in the office.
The authors also found that employees who were paid more were also less likely to suffer from a wide range of illnesses.
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