Moving to Austin Tx area from Ny

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  • Specializes in PCU. Has 7 years experience.

I'm planning on moving south in the next year to year and a half. All depends on how soon we break ground on our new house. I like to be informed and prepared for the future job search. I know I am not going to make what I am making here in NY. I currently work on PCU in a suburban hospital about an hour north of NYC. I have 7 years of experience. The area we are moving to is in Hutto, Tx. Anyone have information on local hospitals? Pay? Tips? Pretty anxious about finding a job I love down there. I'd prefer to not have to travel into Austin to work, but I am also not against the idea.

khaleesi123

147 Posts

I am also from NY, but I'm considering Texas. The hospital where my friend works can offer me a job. Since I am considered a new grad with no RN experience, this is the best option for me.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

With 7 years of experience, you can expect to be offered in the low to mid $30s per hour by the majority of the local hospital systems. Austin tends to pay lower than the rest of the major metro areas in Texas due to an oversupply of nurses.

StephyJaye

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Specializes in PCU. Has 7 years experience.

I'm alright with the low to mid 30's an hour. Without the state income tax I can deal with taking a bit of a pay cut. I can't wait to get away from brutal winters. Much rather have brutal summers.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
Without the state income tax I can deal with taking a bit of a pay cut.
Don't be fooled...if you and your partner plan to purchase real estate, the property taxes here in Texas are some of the most expensive in the country. Therefore, it will be a wash...you'll pay no state income taxes, but a lot of property taxes.

StephyJaye

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Specializes in PCU. Has 7 years experience.

Our property taxes here in NY are a little higher. We have friends who moved from NY to the development we are building in so we have the scoop in that regards. I'll work 2 jobs if need be to get out of NY lol

blueindigo79

162 Posts

Congrats on the move! there are two (almost 3) main hospital systems - St. Davids, Seton, and Scott and White. Each one has a hospital not too far from Hutto. While people may have a personal preference, I think in the end they are all the same and there are people who go back and forth btw Seton and St. David's. I worked for Seton and liked it as most of their hospitals have Magnet status and are all electronic charting where I heard St. Davids had an old computer system. Scott and White has a small hospital in Round Rock (don't know much about it). With your experience, I don't think you'll have too much trouble finding a job. The cost of living in general is cheaper (groceries, camps, daycare etc) with no state tax. I have heard that the traffic is getting worse as so many people are moving to the Austin area so finding a hospital in north Austin or in Cedar Park/Round Rock would make for an easier commute. Good luck!! let me know if you have other questions