The posts I've found seem to be started years earlier. So anyone know the going rates for a staff RN with 2 years of RN experience med-surg/med-tele (and 4 years LPN experiece med-surg)? I have a prospective place in mind, but I don't want to low-ball myself because I'm not familiar with the area. I'm from MO and I was making 22.25 base pay plus night shift diff. Cost of living calculators show it is lower to live here than Kansas City, but I just don't see how that's possible since apartments and gas are more here. A supervisor has hinted that pay is generally a little higher than $30/hr plus shift diff. Where does that fit in the Austin area? An agency nurse is saying I should start asking for $35 and negotiate to around $31. Thoughts please??