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Hi I was wondering if anyone knew the starting or average salary of an RN in the DFW area?... Read More

  1. by   mymomisanurse
    Hello guys I just wanted to let you know that I am on my way to Texas!!!! I received a 2 job offers. One at Harris Methodist working on the mother/baby unit and the other one at Baylor working on an inpatient gyn unit. The house should be completed around the second week of December so things are pretty hectic back here in cali. I will give more updates once I set foot in my new home state.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from mymomisanurse
    Hello guys I just wanted to let you know that I am on my way to Texas!!!! I received a 2 job offers. One at Harris Methodist working on the mother/baby unit and the other one at Baylor working on an inpatient gyn unit. The house should be completed around the second week of December so things are pretty hectic back here in cali. I will give more updates once I set foot in my new home state.
    Thanks for the update, and welcome!

    We're virtually neighbors, as I live in the North Crowley area (just a stone's throw away from Burleson).
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    welcome to texas....you and i are neighbors ....i live 5 min from burleson....



    Quote from mymomisanurse
    hello guys i just wanted to let you know that i am on my way to texas!!!! i received a 2 job offers. one at harris methodist working on the mother/baby unit and the other one at baylor working on an inpatient gyn unit. the house should be completed around the second week of december so things are pretty hectic back here in cali. i will give more updates once i set foot in my new home state.
  4. by   RN1989
    Quote from Sheri257
    In the end, you really have to wonder ... how does a major city like Dallas end up paying nurses only $20-23 an hour?
    When I asked around about this I was told that the poor salaries were due to the glut of nursing schools in the area spitting out new grads. With so many new grads needing work every semester they can keep the salaries down. Also, let's not forget about Group One's input into the salary game.
  5. by   loricatus
    Quote from rn1989
    when i asked around about this i was told that the poor salaries were due to the glut of nursing schools in the area spitting out new grads. with so many new grads needing work every semester they can keep the salaries down. also, let's not forget about group one's input into the salary game.
    [font="comic sans ms"]so very true! another thing is that the hospitals stick together to price fix through the hospital associations (like the dfw hospital association that sponsor's group one). it is a shame that the nurses haven't learned how to stick together to achieve proper compensation. they would rather turn on each other to achieve a pointless false ego boost and play into the divide and conquer strategy designed by the hospitals' (collectively speaking) administrative policies. i have also seen numerous nurses who are so fearful about losing their jobs that they follow the pack to bully outsider nurses (new grads, agency, travelers, non-texans...) & i knew deep down that it was against their nature to be so abusive-fear is a powerful motivator & the hospitals know that!
  6. by   Ventjock
    from the website @ Parkland
    RN I minimum $23.88, midpoint $29.84
    RN II minimum $25.30, midpoint: $31.62
    RN III minimum $26.81, midpoint: $33.52
  7. by   RN1989
    Quote from Ventjock
    from the website @ Parkland
    RN I minimum $23.88, midpoint $29.84
    RN II minimum $25.30, midpoint: $31.62
    RN III minimum $26.81, midpoint: $33.52

    You must remember that although these are the ranges of salaries, that is not necessarily what they actually get when they are new hires. As a manager, I had these same type of ranges, however there was a lot more to it than that. Basically it was a mathematical calculation of what the salaries were but then you had to look at the salaries of other people on the floor already that had comparable years of experience as the person you wanted to hire. You then had to decide how much less you were going to offer because you were not allowed to offer the midpoint or even what the staff person already working for you was making because the hospital did not want new hires making more money than the "old" staff. And I can tell you from my experience NONE of the old staff made even the midpoint of the salary range because the salary range was updated to reflect inflation but the old staff salaries weren't, so basically the ranges were a crock because you still had to base the salary offer on that of the old staff. 99% of the time, when I did the mathematical equation that would have gotten me the salary in the example ranges, the sum of the equation was much more than the range itself. Very convoluted. But it is stuff like this that the hospitals use to keep the salaries down.

    This salary range at Parkland is pathetic for the cost of living and I'd be willing to bet that very few people are making the mid or high range of the examples.
  8. by   cammy429
    Quote from SMK1
    The best deal I have seen from any nurse that I know is an RN with 1 year of CCU experience and is making 45/hour in NYC and rents a nice house on Staten Island for 1500/month (4 bed 2 bath nice yard and schools). No property tax, signed a long term lease and while she has no plans to ever buy a home, she chucks away almost 2 grand/month in savings without being married... and she gets all of the fun of NYC and the travel deals, food, culture etc...
    Well I moved from NY this year and I can honestly say dont get fooled by all the hype with the $45/hr pay rate. When I worked as an RN there I was making about $40/hr staff at a hospital. I moved to DFW and was making about 24/hr and after the taxes, the take home pay is very comparable. We get taxed by the feds, state, and the city in NY. I used to get over $1000 taken out my check in JUST taxes. Not to mention the high cost of living in NY...it's ridiculous.

    Now, dont get me wrong if it was just for nursing I would have stayed in NY because the nurses I worked with were very progressive. NY has better health insurance than I was ever offered at any hospital in Texas. I don't understand for the life of me, how I have health insurance and go to the ER and end up with a bill...that's unheard of in NY. I just loved nursing overall there. I left my staff position at the hospital in DFW and got an agency position that pays 38/hr. I work 8-4 5 days a week. I get paid every week and it's all good.
  9. by   yag41chi
    Parkland hospital may be an option for you. If you specialize the pay is around 26.00 per hr, with a hefty sign on bonus.

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