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by laceylee laceylee (New) New

laceylee specializes in ICU.

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Hello all. I am thinking of relocating to Austin from San Diego. I am an RN BSN with 9 years experience, 4 in M/S and the last 5 in ICU. Would anyone be willing to share what the hourly wage is for ICU nursing? Also, work conditions, ratios, best hospitals in the area. Any info would be so appreciated. It's difficult to tell from Job postings and we know no one in the area. 

Thank you for your time. 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Austin has the lowest average wages in Texas due to being in a college town with several nursing programs as well as tons of people wanting to live there. It is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country at this time. There is no shortage of nurses. You can expect to make in the low 30s per hour. You may have a little difficulty finding work at first, so don't move until you have a job lined up. If you move outside of Austin to the surrounding suburbs and communities you may find more options. The pay won't change much.

Texas as an at-will employment state without unions. Generally our ratios here are higher than California and work conditions are a bit more rough. 

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laceylee specializes in ICU.

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Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. 

You think low 30's for 9 years experience, with 5 in ICU? Or is low 30's new grad pay? It just seems so low. 😣

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Texas pay is far far lower than California's - but so is the cost of living.

That is not new grad pay. New grad pay is in the mid 20s per hour. You might get offered mid 30s, particularly if you venture outside of Austin, but almost certainly won't get higher than that.

There is no income tax in the state of Texas. Our property taxes tend to be high, but I think California's is as well. In general the cost of owning a home and renting are cheaper in Texas than much of the nation and definitely cheaper than California. However, Austin in general is much higher than the rest of Texas due to its popularity and crazy growth at this time.

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