$23/hr ?

  1. Is $23/hr considered good pay in Texas?
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  3. by   not.done.yet
    That would be average for an RN just starting out, low for an experienced RN and high for an LVN.
  4. by   Lovelymo79
    Depends on where you are at in Texas. Some places start as low as $18/$19 an hour, some as high as $25 an hour. Research the starting rates for the area you are in and then compare. Where are you located?
  5. by   TheCommuter
    I am in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Around here, $23 hour is a normal starting pay rate for a new grad RN who secures employment at a major acute care hospital. Higher starting wages can be found outside the hospital (home health, hospice, private duty, long term care, etc.).
  6. by   lth1123
    I've been a surgical tech for 11 years, and I make $26 and hour now in DFW. I'm applying to nursing schools now I hope this not the starting rate.
  7. by   kguill975
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    I've been a surgical tech for 11 years, and I make $26 and hour now in DFW. I'm applying to nursing schools now I hope this not the starting rate.
    We have the same amount of OR experience, so I can show you how you'll fare. I was a CST for 4 years, before becoming a RN. My CST salary was a little less than $18/hr back in 2004. My new grad salary as a RN was a little over $22/hr, not much, huh? The good thing is that nurses get higher and more frequent market adjustments. With 8 years RN experience and CNOR, it's now a little over $40/hr. I wish someone had told me what to expect in the transition, because I was very disappointed, but not for long. 😊Good Luck to you!
  8. by   lth1123
    Thanks Kguill975! That is real helpful information. I really appreciate it.
  9. by   kguill975
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    Thanks Kguill975! That is real helpful information. I really appreciate it.
    No problem. Pass the same info to any and all aspiring CSTs who are embarking on a nursing career.
  10. by   mboc
    I think we need more information on your background to better assess if that is fair. 23 dollars would good for a GN in a large city, or lower level RN in a more rural area.

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