New Grad Pay in Texas? - page 2

by born2circulateRN

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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


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    I work med/surg at a smaller hospital in the DFW area. As a new grad, I started at 25/hr. And then I'm night shift, so that's an extra $4/hr, and then $6/hr weekend diff. Working a weekend night is pretty sweet pay for a new grad lol
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    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.
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    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.
    Was this supposed to be funny? Sarcastic? I'm not getting the joke.
    Kaligirl02 and SilverLove like this.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Is the cost of living in Houston higher versus DFW, San Antonia, Austin?
    Last edit by libby11 on Sep 8, '12
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    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.
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    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!
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    DFW area HCA faciltiy was $22.85 new grad. $3.30 night dif, $4 weekend (something like that)


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