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On an average...how much does RNs and LVN new grads make

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In dallas, it depends what company you work for.

At hospitals you make about 15$a hour but with home health care you make about 22$ a hour.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

A new grad RN in the Dallas-Fort Worth area hospitals will earn between $21.50 and $25 per hour. A new grad LVN will earn between $15 and $20 in the area hospitals.

Of course, non-hospital settings such as hospice, home health, dialysis, agency, and rehab centers often pay more.

phlox

Specializes in L&D,surgery,med/surg,ER,alzheimers. Has 8 years experience.

I would like to know what Houston or Austin pay a new RN grad on average. After I take a refresher course, I may chose to work in one of these cities. So I am not really a new grad, but an older nurse that has not worked in 14 years.

Specifics would be great if anyone knows anything. For instance, I used to work at St. Joseph's in Houston, in labor and delivery, back in 1989-91 Wondering what they would pay now.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

Austin hospitals will pay a new grad RN about $22 hourly, and the new grad pay rates in Houston have been said to be slightly higher.

phlox

Specializes in L&D,surgery,med/surg,ER,alzheimers. Has 8 years experience.

Thanks, TheCommuter, for answering my question. After I posted, I realized how many threads were similar. I will try to read more before posting. ;)

AdrianLU

Specializes in Critical Care.

Current New grad RN pay at a Major Medical center hospital in Houston is starting at 26.65 as the base pay.

1.75 weekend differential

3.50 night diff from 7p-11p

4.50 night diff from 11p-7a

Outside of the med. center I was told around $25 and some change as the starting RN intern base pay.

HTH

phlox

Specializes in L&D,surgery,med/surg,ER,alzheimers. Has 8 years experience.

Current New grad RN pay at a Major Medical center hospital in Houston is starting at 26.65 as the base pay.

1.75 weekend differential

3.50 night diff from 7p-11p

4.50 night diff from 11p-7a

Outside of the med. center I was told around $25 and some change as the starting RN intern base pay.

HTH

That's enough to get me headed in the direction of that Refresher Course! :redpinkhe

srleslie

Has 10 years experience.

Current New grad RN pay at a Major Medical center hospital in Houston is starting at 26.65 as the base pay.

1.75 weekend differential

3.50 night diff from 7p-11p

4.50 night diff from 11p-7a

Outside of the med. center I was told around $25 and some change as the starting RN intern base pay.

HTH

Which med center is this...and do they hire out-of-state new grads?

hunnybaby24

Specializes in Tele, Cardiac Post Op, ER. Has 5 years experience.

26.65 is on the high end of starting salaries in Houston. Thats probably for the county. Salaries range for new grad RNs ranging from 23.00 - 26 ish. Also take into account that those with higher salaries usually have to pay for parking in the med center.

srleslie

Has 10 years experience.

26.65 is on the high end of starting salaries in Houston. Thats probably for the county. Salaries range for new grad RNs ranging from 23.00 - 26 ish. Also take into account that those with higher salaries usually have to pay for parking in the med center.

By county do you mean the county hospital? Which one is that? I also hope with both a year of LPN experience and 15 months of tech experience plus my BSN that I can get even a higher starting salary.

AdrianLU

Specializes in Critical Care.

The rate stated is for Harris County in and outside of the Texas Medical Center (Houston), but I hear the base rate is very similar at St. Lukes and MD Anderson, for new graduates, but the differentials are different (slightly lower). There is a fee to park but a majority of the cost is covered by the county. St. Joseph's rate for new grads is $25 and some change as the base. The lowest I have heard is Hermann who I heard starts at around $24 for Interns but, the rate goes up comparable with the other TMC hospitals a few months into their orientation period.

I am an LVN in Texas. I am now making almost $24/hr. I have been a nurse for about four years. I am damn good, though. So it also depends on your ability to ASK for raises and show your employers that you are worth more than others.

ybstressed, LVN

Specializes in Home Health. Has 6 years experience.

I'm a new grad LVN (lvn as of 1-14-10) and I make 25/hour @ a HHA. (dallas, texas)

Ybstressed....I'm a new LPN grad (as of 10/6/2009) in the eastcoast and am seriously considering searching for opportunities in the DFW area. New grads are experiencing a helll of a difficult time landing the 1st job, a trend that's typically nationwide but probably seems like the eastcaost ities are major hit. What would be your advice on that, considering your license is a month old and have already landed a homehealth agency nurse position.basically my question is:are all doors turning down new grads in that area(and Texas) in general or are there jobs for newly licensed nurses? I am open to any nursing avenue, be it homehealth, hospital, longterm care, etc.

Your input would be greatly appreciated!

Ybstressed....I'm a new LPN grad (as of 10/6/2009) in the eastcoast and am seriously considering searching for opportunities in the DFW area. New grads are experiencing a helll of a difficult time landing the 1st job, a trend that's typically nationwide but probably seems like the eastcaost ities are major hit. What would be your advice on that, considering your license is a month old and have already landed a homehealth agency nurse position.basically my question is:are all doors turning down new grads in that area(and Texas) in general or are there jobs for newly licensed nurses? I am open to any nursing avenue, be it homehealth, hospital, longterm care, etc.

Your input would be greatly appreciated!

The Dallas area is over-saturated with new grads. People that already live here are having difficulty getting internships. And I will add that Dallas is not very LPN/LVN friendly in most acute care settings, they've gone to almost all RN staffs. The exception being the nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and LTAC's. There are some of those avenues that will hire/train a new grad.

ybstressed..... what agency do you work for in dallas?:confused: