This was supported by DCCNEP data, but not by the national survey data, which ranked hospitals third in mean salaries.
In addition, the DCCNEP data show that most employers across facility types expect salaries to increase, with more long-term care facilities expecting salary increases by 1998 than any other facility type.
The DCCNEP data reflect these projections; however, the slight dip in expected salary increases in 2000 may warrant a closer look at the DC hospitals and the impact of current salary trends.
Comparisons of salaries by facility type for the DCCNEP data and the DC weighted and national data are limited since salary measurements and facility types differ.
The DCCNEP data reflect this future demand for skilled nurses in hospital settings.