Are you kidding, texas nurses? - page 3

While reading the post "how much do you make" I ran across a few posts from Texas nurses. When I was finished reading all the posts I was ready to pack up and move to Texas. I cannot believe that... Read More

  1. by   PedsNurse1981
    I'm looking for a travel assignment. Where are the best places to work in Texas? Peds floors only.

    Amber
  2. by   teeituptom
    with just a little selective OT I get a little over 105 k a yr
  3. by   zenman
    Posted by nurseunderwater: mmmmmmmmmmmm.....creamy jalapeno ranch & crispy salty chips with lots of limes.....could I fed-ex some to you on dry ice....how about a nice cold shiner to go with it???
    You're killing me, you teaser! Thanks for the offer to Fed-EX but it just wouldn't be the same.

    "That which burns the lips frees the mind." Chuy's
  4. by   Shotzie
    Been gone for a bit and I'm trying to catch up to some posts...
    Zenman, this is one time I hate that the internet is so anonymous. I'd love to be able to surprise you with a care package of freshly made tortillas, homemade salsa and some fresh jalepeno's...all you'd need is the cheese!!
  5. by   Keysnurse2008
    I do know that Texas hospitals pay well...esp around Houston area...think Herman Memorial Hospital.....a great hospital...Level 1 Trauma hospital....and also Tx Childrens Hospital areas like Peds ICU esp pay well.90k is not so unusual.
    I currently work at*****Hospital.not in texas ....and on an average floor(m/s) with 10 years experience you will make 27.50 start salary with 6/$ an hr for weekends worked and 3+ an hr for working nights.If you work in a closed unit (icu or ed)then youd start at 29.75 an hr plus the shift diffs.Our typical in house pool nurses make 45$ an hr .so.......a scenario of:

    27.50 hr base
    +3.30 hr night shift diff
    +6.00 hr weekends
    ---------
    36.80 hr total
    x 40 hrs week
    ------------
    1,472 week
    x52 weeks in a year
    ----------
    76,544 a year for a rn with 10+yeARS exp on a med surg unit

    it'd be 39.05 an hr for a closed unit
    x 40 hrs week
    -------------
    1562.00week
    x52 weeks
    ----------
    81224 year......and this is without any overtime by simply working nightsweekeends.

    Are all of the nurses writing in thinking about the incentives that hospitals pay?like shift diffs and weekend diffs and on ccall pay?the amts I quoted are without the on call perk pay and without overtime on a simple med surg type floor with 10 YEARS HOSPITAL experience.I could work minimal overtime and make 90k a year.....and from the amts quoted from others they probably could too..........but alot will not work weekends or night shift....theyd rather take the lousy 27$ an hr and sleep like a normal person(at night).some of us are just nuts and like nights!
  6. by   EarthChild1130
    All I can say is WOW!!! My husband is in the Coast Guard, and we're being restationed right around my graduation, and we were planning on putting Texas on our list of places we'd like to live, but now I'm going to make sure EVERY spot we fill in has Texas on it!!

    Just imagine...a job you love...great pay...you can't beat it!! wow!
  7. by   mjbsn2006
    I'm in East Texas, and every hospital I call in this area offers $18/hr for GN. That does not add up to alot when you think about it. I know you can't make the big bucks just starting out, but I want to know that I'll be well compensated after going through 4 yrs. of hell. We have Really good hospitals, why is the hourly pay low?
  8. by   nekhismom
    Hospitals here also pay GN's and new RN's in the $18/hr range. I think agfter a few years, you make out ok, but not at first.
  9. by   deathnurse
    You're going to need it when you don't have retirement. And make all the money you can while you're young.

    And stay away from Nevada. Work "ratios" in the nation with the highest number of fat, drunken smokers for your customers.
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mjbsn2006
    I'm in East Texas, and every hospital I call in this area offers $18/hr for GN. That does not add up to alot when you think about it. I know you can't make the big bucks just starting out, but I want to know that I'll be well compensated after going through 4 yrs. of hell. We have Really good hospitals, why is the hourly pay low?

    You gotta start somewhere

    I started as a GN at 5.75 per hour

    think about that

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