New Grad Pay in Texas? - page 2

I'm a new grad in Texas. I was just wondering what was a normal base pay as a new grad (with your specialty)? Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   turnforthenurse
    I live about an hour away from Austin working in a small community hospital...I started out at $23.50 (with BSN). That doesn't include shift differentials. With that, I make nearly $30/hr and my OT rate is about $35/hr.
  2. by   MedChica
    TheCOMMUTER'S stats are dead on, I think.

    Well, my GVN pay will be $20/hr.
    I'm not sure what my new grad nurse pay will be. I don't even know if I'll rec'v extra pay for nightshift, either. Hadn't thought of that until I saw this thread.
    I'd be happy because I'm over the avg, either way. So, I feel fortunate for the offer.

    I've heard that nurses in my facility are paid well. The nurses are just very hush-hush about their wages. But - our charge RN is a new grad and she earns more at our facility than what she now does at the hospital....(I think she works at Baptist simultaneously?)
    I'm just speculating, but she's gotta be earning close to $30/hr.

    I'm in LTC psych, btw.
    San Antonio.
  3. by   nursetaminator
    Quote from cheesey_mcflavius
    Being a new grad, I make 6 bajillion/hr, with night shift diff of 20 centillion dollars, plus weekend shift diff of 90 quintillion holiday shift-diff of 10 trillion centillion dollars.
    Thanks for the chuckle!!!


    In Bryan/College Station, and surrounding areas, new RN's at the hospitals start out around $25/hr IF you can find a job. One place was $25/hr then I think $4/hr extra on the weekends. Not sure on shift diff bc it was a day position I was offered.
  4. by   libby11
    Is the cost of living in Houston higher versus DFW, San Antonia, Austin?
    Last edit by libby11 on Sep 8, '12
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from libby11
    Is the cost of living in Houston higher versus DFW, San Antonia, Austin?
    The cost of living in Houston is actually lower than the cost to live in D/FW or Austin. San Antonio is probably the big city in Texas with the lowest cost of living. Austin has the highest cost of living (for Southern standards), and the D/FW area has a moderately higher cost of living than Houston.
  6. by   NewToDallas
    I just was hired as a new grad for Baylor, and I know it contradicts anything you read on here, but they offered me:

    $26 base
    $5 nights (considered 10:30pm-4:30am)
    $6 weekends
    (no evening)

    I was thrilled!
  7. by   8mpg
    DFW area HCA faciltiy was $22.85 new grad. $3.30 night dif, $4 weekend (something like that)
  8. by   not.done.yet
    HCA has eliminated second shift diff (evening) for those on day shift.
  9. by   zieglarf
    New LVN in San Antonio getting $19 in LTC - on the job 4 months.
  10. by   chaseloss
    In El Paso (often forgotten city in Texas) pay at the hospital I'm at for a new grad is $22 with $3 night differential. Cost of living is quite low. Other hospitals in the area start new grads at $24 with $3 night differential and $8 weekend differential. I chose the hospital where I am at bc of it's reputation.
  11. by   txtri02
    currently doing pre-reqs for a nursing program. I have a previous bachelor's and work a full time job in global logistics.

    My main question is concerning the pay scale for nurses. When I calculate my yearly salary - I multiply my hourly by 2080 ( 40 hrs/week x 52 wks a year ).

    Is this an accurate way to calculate nursing salary or is it completely different. Any info would be greatly appreciated by this "newbie"

    Thanks ! and congrats to all the new hires.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from txtri02
    currently doing pre-reqs for a nursing program. I have a previous bachelor's and work a full time job in global logistics.

    My main question is concerning the pay scale for nurses. When I calculate my yearly salary - I multiply my hourly by 2080 ( 40 hrs/week x 52 wks a year ).

    Is this an accurate way to calculate nursing salary or is it completely different. Any info would be greatly appreciated by this "newbie"

    Thanks ! and congrats to all the new hires.
    Most nurses in a hospital setting work 36 hours per week (three 12 hour shifts) for about 50 weeks per year.
  13. by   MrAllenU
    Thank you to everyone who has contributed information.

    I was perusing this post because I am in the process of applying to a job as a new graduate and part of the application required me to put in my expected salary/hourly wage.

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