Skip to comments.Cuba hikes salaries for doctors ($67), nurses($25)
Posted on 03/23/2014 6:47:21 PM PDT by Lorianne
Cuba is giving its hundreds of thousands of medical workers raises that in some cases exceed 100 percent, official media on the island announced Friday, though pay remains much lower than what medical professionals earn elsewhere.
The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma also reported that Cuba expects to take in $8.2 billion this year for the tens of thousands of medical worker it sends to care for the poor in countries such as Venezuela and Brazil.
Granma published a sample of what the pay hikes, which take effect June 1, will look like. At the high end, doctors with two specialties will see their salary go from the equivalent of $26 a month to $67, while an entry-level nurse will make $25, up from $13.
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"Maybe I'll go to the movies.....by myself."
“Well, I was worried about the cost of earning a medical degree, but now with salaries like that, WHOO-HOO!!”
Sheesh, what will they do with all that extra money. /s
Why should doctors make more than nurses?
I suspect that they will soon be working in this country when Obamacare chases most of the US doctore out of their practices. It would keep costs down.
WOW. In 6 months doctors can afford a new jogging suit.
Prostitutes make ten times more.
You’re exactly right. They’ll come here for room and board and a few hundred bucks a month.