Salaries for nurses in Texas

  1. That other thread about what nurses make got me thinking....

    I saw a lot of people said that they started out anywhere between $16-$22 an hour. Well, I went to salary.com and did a search for what a nurse makes on average in Texas. I got this: average salary

    Is this incorrect information? Are there any Texas nurses that can confirm this?

    Thanks,

    Shelley
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  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I am an RN in Texas, and in my area (panhandle) nurses don't make anywhere near that. I am currently a travel nurse, as there are few jobs in my area, and they are very low paying.
  4. by   sunshelley
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I am an RN in Texas, and in my area (panhandle) nurses don't make anywhere near that. I am currently a travel nurse, as there are few jobs in my area, and they are very low paying.
    I have heard that hospitals out your way tend to not pay as well... (unfortunately)

    I'm in Dallas and I'm wondering if that could be the reason? that I'm in a bigger city?
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Yes, the bigger cities do pay more than the rural areas and smaller cities in Texas.
  6. by   TiffyRN
    It sounds about right to me for the DFW area anyway. Granted I work nights and more weekends than not (my choice) so that adds some due to differentials.
  7. by   sunshelley
    Quote from TiffyRN
    It sounds about right to me for the DFW area anyway. Granted I work nights and more weekends than not (my choice) so that adds some due to differentials.
    Phew! Thank you very much for your response.
  8. by   TX_Travel_RN
    Quote from sunshelley
    Phew! Thank you very much for your response.
    I am a travel RN working nights in the DFW area. I always take into consideration that my housing is paid for also. So with that in mind, I would estimate my annual income to be around 75K for 40 hr a week. Overtime will increase that, of course.
  9. by   sunshelley
    Quote from TX_Travel_RN
    I am a travel RN working nights in the DFW area. I always take into consideration that my housing is paid for also. So with that in mind, I would estimate my annual income to be around 75K for 40 hr a week. Overtime will increase that, of course.
    Thank you! I have actually thought about becoming a travel RN someday... after some years of experience under my belt first though!

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