Austin Area Pay Rates

  1. I work in an ICU in Dallas but I am thinking of moving to Austin. Does anyone know what kind of pay rate I could get with one year of experience?

    Thank you
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  3. by   BeatOU
    less. i came down and was offered $21 for a year experience at parkland
  4. by   gizmo12
    Quote from BeatOU
    less. i came down and was offered $21 for a year experience at parkland
    What are the differentials like?
  5. by   Iluvhospice
    The St. David's network and Seton network are both giving their nurses a 6% pay increase effective sometime in October. The pay rate at Seton for a new nurse with no experience was $19.28/hr with $2.50-3 /hr differential for evenings and roughly $5 for nights and weekends.

    Hope this helps! Even if the pay isn't the best - Austin is a GREAT place to live. Best of luck to you.
  6. by   gizmo12
    Thanks. I grew up there and I am contemplating moving back.
  7. by   RNmommy
    Quote from SarahRN2B
    The St. David's network and Seton network are both giving their nurses a 6% pay increase effective sometime in October.
    News to me. But yay if you're right

    The pay is pretty poor, considering our cost of living is higher than most surrounding areas. I took a 1/3 pay cut moving from CA but my living expenses didn't nearly decrease by that amount
  8. by   MSUnurse
    Exactly why I decided against moving to Austin. I lived there before and loved it, but I found out they're starting new grads out at around $20/hr., and that's the same as here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The cost of living is considerably higher in Austin, too! I was pretty bummed out about that.
  9. by   NO1_2NV
    I live in New Mexico and graduate in December and was considering Austin. Do you know if any of the hospitals offer new grad OR postions? If I understand the area correctly they have several nursing school located near by which means they may have so many "new nurses" that finding a position could be tough.

    Any information regarding the hospitals and working conditions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
  10. by   veggiegarden
    The pay in Austin sucks. New grads are starting off at $18 some odd/hr, and I hear experienced nurses don't make too much, either.

    I live in New Mexico and graduate in December and was considering Austin. Do you know if any of the hospitals offer new grad OR postions?
    The only one I know of is through the St. David's S.N.A.P. program, which offers a perioperative program, I believe. I think it's something like a year of mentoring/training or whatnot, followed by a two year work commitment. It should be on their website under "Careers."
  11. by   NO1_2NV
    Thanks for the info Veggiegarden. I will check that out.

    :wink2:
  12. by   CityKat
    WOW! Good to hear this. I was actually considering moving to Austin after graduation. With their starting pay rates and their increase in living expenses, I made the choice not too. Although I know Austin is a great place to live, it seems that might be the only thing they have to offer new grads, similarly Colorado hospitals as well. Sad.

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