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Salary for a transferring Nurse from CA to TX

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Specializes in Emergency. Has 8 years experience.

Hi!

Were looking to relocate to Austin, TX and I'm researching salary ranges and hospitals. I went to payscale etc., but there is such a variation.I'm an E.R. nurse with 7 years experience and BSN.

1) What is a typical salary/hourlyI can expect for my years of experience and profession?

2) Which are the best hospitals to work at?

3) Which are the smaller hospitals to work at?

4) What is the patient ratio for nurse?

5) Healthcare benefits for a part time worker? Normal or not?

Thanks in advance! :):):):)

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

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

You can expect to be in the low to mid 30s per hour for the most part. Austin is a very tight market with plenty of nurses. As such, their wages tend to be lower than the rest of Texas.

Nurse to patient ratios vary. We have no unions here and things do trend toward the wild side. You are used to having mandated ratios. We do not have any such thing here.

Benefits are uncommon for part time workers.

klarity, BSN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 8 years experience.

Thank you for your in put. I appreciate the feedback. Plenty of nurses it seems. Is Dallas a better area for nurses? Is there more pay for a BSN than ADN?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

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

Generally pay is the same for BSN versus ADN, but there is a heavy hiring preference for BSN. Dallas is definitely a better market than Austin for a number of reasons, but you won't find wages like you make in California anywhere in Texas. That being said, our cost of living is a serious fraction of what it is in Cali, including no state income tax and the economy in Dallas is lower than Austin and even lower in Fort Worth.