Dallas TX area Surgical RN 2 years experience...?
- 0Feb 16, '13 by CaliLvr000Hello, my wife and i are planning on moving to Allen Texas area in June. We currently live in Roseville Ca. She works for Suttter Roseville here. She is getting 60.00 an hour plus night diff. Cost of living is cheap here as well. Is she going to be anywhere near this hourly mark around Allen/Dallas TX? Is there any nurses in TX that even make 70K?? She made 92k last year in 8 months to give you guys an idea what we would be losing if we move to Texas.
- 0Feb 16, '13 by ccweisbardI worked North of Dallas last year as a cardiac ICU Stepdown nurse and made $78 with a fair amount of OT.... But I also negotiated my pay going in several years ago. She could easily make more than that on Traveling or Agency then find where she really wants to be and negotiate . That's how I did it!
- 0Feb 21, '13 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from not.done.yetYour spouse will not earn anywhere near $60 per hour. There are nurses in the Plano and Allen areas with 40+ years of experience who are not earning much more than the $40-something per hour. There are no unionized hospitals in the Dallas area, if that makes a difference.She can expect to make in the upper $20s per hour in the DFW area.
Many nurses with 2.5 years of experience earn more than $92,000 yearly here. However, they work two jobs (one full-time job and one PRN job) all year with no months taken off. In addition, property tax rates in Texas are costly when compared to what people pay in California.
I earned $80k in 2012 and $87k in 2011, but I worked two jobs during those years.