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Moving to San Antonio

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by Novo Novo Member

Hello!

I was hoping some nurses in SA could offer some advice in terms of pay. I recently accepted a job for $27 with $3-4 diff on nights. I've been a nurse for around 3 years now and I figured that was on the low side of pay. I currently make $38 base but I was told by the recruiter that COL is quite low and this seems to be true from what I've read. Although it seems mid 20's base is really hard to stomach. I've looked at upscale apartments and they seem to be $1100-1500 which is pretty inline with that I currently pay. Where else am I saving money? I would take home 4k a month where I currently gross closer to 5.5k although in a high COL state. 

This does seem like a good opportunity however I don't want to move and find out COL actually isn't that much different. I would be moving from across the country. I feel like I am being low-balled.

Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks. 

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Well, there is no state income tax in Texas. No idea if there is where you live now, but it definitely does make your dollar go further. 

$27/hr is low, but I think San Antonio does tend to pay less than other areas in Texas. However, with the current COVID crisis going on here, I am pretty sure you could do better. Most places are desperate for help. Maybe consider taking a travel assignment. Make sure you even like it here before you move.

On 11/17/2020 at 1:29 PM, Nurse SMS said:

Well, there is no state income tax in Texas. No idea if there is where you live now, but it definitely does make your dollar go further. 

$27/hr is low, but I think San Antonio does tend to pay less than other areas in Texas. However, with the current COVID crisis going on here, I am pretty sure you could do better. Most places are desperate for help. Maybe consider taking a travel assignment. Make sure you even like it here before you move.

I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I've had a couple of offers but it's clear now which I'm going to with. I'll be paying it forward on this forum. Thanks again! 

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

On 11/25/2020 at 12:42 AM, Novo said:

I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I've had a couple of offers but it's clear now which I'm going to with. I'll be paying it forward on this forum. Thanks again! 

congratulations and good luck!

Hello Novo,

I was wondering if we could chat about your experience navigating job opportunities and pay here in San Antonio.

 

I went to graduated from a school in Colorado but have since moved back to TX to be closer to my family. I will be taking my NCLEX at the end of this month and was hoping you could provide me some insight on what you learned regarding the different offers you got, where you ended up, etc!