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- by born2circulateRN Aug 10, '12I'm a new grad in Texas. I was just wondering what was a normal base pay as a new grad (with your specialty)?
- Aug 10, '12 by TheCommuterNew grad pay is highly dependent upon the city. . .
Dallas/Fort Worth - $22 to $25 hourly at major acute care hospitals
San Antonio - $19 to $23 hourly at major acute care hospitals
Austin - $19 to $23 hourly at major acute care hospitals
Houston - $23 to $27 hourly at major acute care hospitals
- Aug 12, '12 by RNinAre these new grad rates with or without shift differentials?
- Aug 13, '12 by lonestar9918Just chiming in here...my wife is a new grad in a small city in Western TX. She is getting $21/hour plus evening shift diff starting at 3pm and weekend shift diff beginning fridays at 3pm.
She actually got a decent sign on bonus as well. $4k (we were shocked at any kind of sign on bonus)
She was a May BSN graduate and got her position where she did her senior practicum.
- Aug 15, '12 by pickettj1970My wife is an experienced respiratory therapist, and we just moved to San Antonio. Pay here is quite a bit lower than what we are used to (coming from Virginia). She starts at about $24 an hour, plus the night differential which is only about $2.50. I am not sure what a new grad would start at but I would guess about $22 from what she told me. It is cheaper to live in Tx, however.
- Aug 15, '12 by Genu9ineThe Commuter's ranges seem pretty accurate from what i remember during the job hunting process. I'm a new grad working in San Antonio (but I did interview for jobs in Houston - my hometown). At my hospital in SA i'm making $21/hr plus a $4.55 night shift differential and additional differential for weekends. Houston's rates were significantly higher.
- Aug 16, '12 by ysprobyI have been a nurse 2 years. I started with 24.75 (0.75 for BSN LOL). I stayed there 1 year and decided to move to local traveling and bumped up to $36 per hour not including shift diff!! Typical shift diff in Dallas is $3-4 starting at 3pm and $5-6 on weekends! You make the most as a new nurse working Friday, Saturday, Sunday because you get about $10 more per hour.
- Aug 16, '12 by ysprobyI am a med/surg RN-BSN