The Dallas-area job market is generally low-paying for RNs due to the masses of nursing programs
in the area that churn out hundreds of warm bodies into the job market every 6 months. Schools
such as El Centro, Brookhaven, TCC, Southwestern Adventist, TCU, TWU, Hill, Navarro, Collin County, UTA, Trinity Valley Community College, and others are saturating DFW with new RNs, which keeps pay rates low.
Rather than negotiate with an experienced nurse for a higher salary, it's easier in today's business climate to hire a new nurse and pay him/her less money.