Why the high pay in Texas?

  1. I am not yet even a nursing student but I think I will purse a CRNA degree.
    I was scanning a nursing job site and it seems that Texas has a very high pay scale.

    Any ideas as to why?
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  3. by   CRHSrn
    have you ever been to any those border towns that are paying so high???


    you might understand if you have.
  4. by   crankyasanoldma
    :spin: You are being hypnotized: Do not come to Texas.
  5. by   CRHSrn
    must go to texas ..... :stone
    must go to texas ..... :stone
  6. by   nilepoc
    What a silly question,

    As the world knows, everything is bigger in Texas.

    Seriously though, most of the high paying jobs are in terrible places to live. IMHO that is most of Texas.
  7. by   Busy20yo
    so with that logic......


    Is the pay in San Diego pretty low compared to other parts of the country?
  8. by   CRHSrn
    THAT IS SO TRUE NILEPOC !!!
  9. by   gwk
    Quote from Salus69
    I am not yet even a nursing student but I think I will purse a CRNA degree.
    I was scanning crnajobs.com and it seems that Texas has a very high pay scale.

    Any ideas as to why?
    NOT TRUE...just moved to tx from jersey and as a per diem nurse i got a 10$ per hour pay cut and my malpractice ins tripled!!!
  10. by   nekhismom
    well, I live in one of those border towns now, and it isn't bad at all. Pay is not the highest, but the sign-on and relocation are good.
  11. by   CougRN
    i had the unfortunate experience of living in tx for 3 years myself. i took an additional 10 years off my life just waking up and looking at the flat/brown waste land of tx. you couldn't pay me enough to move back.
  12. by   BRANDY LPN
    Quote from CougRN
    i had the unfortunate experience of living in tx for 3 years myself. i took an additional 10 years off my life just waking up and looking at the flat/brown waste land of tx. you couldn't pay me enough to move back.
    I lived in Killeen for 18 months, and the people there kept telling me there are mountains here, "WHERE!?!?!?!?!? oh those little hills, those are NOT mountains", LOL.
  13. by   smk1
    my friend graduated last year as an RN and a texas hospital flew her down and put her up in a hotel for an interview. she ultimately said no to the 4,000 signing bonus because she said the humidity was so bad youcould actually SEE the water in the air lol.
  14. by   Salus
    I have not seen so many salaries this high in one place.

    These were listed just on the first page.

    Title of Job Position: CRNA Job Specialty: CRNAJob Location: Permanent Salary: $200k BASE (annual)

    Job Description: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Job Salary: Permanent Salary: 200-215K doe (annual)

    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Job Specialty: Permanent Salary: 170K-188K doe (annual)

    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Job Specialty: Permanent Salary: 170-200K (annual)

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