DFW area, Is this a fair pay for a RN with 4.5 yrs experience? - page 3

I just got a job offer from a busy dept in a Baylor hospital in Dallas. $27.5/hour for my 4.5 yrs experience. I I feel it is a low pay. What you think? I don't live in Dallas. I need inputs from... Read More

  1. by   back2thebooks
    Quote from smilingbig
    ".....But summer here is too hot, and I don't like the desert....I like DFW as it has four seasons..."

    I hope you aren't moving to Texas for the weather....dry hot is usually more tolerable than hot & humid... I was born & raised in the Middle East and would take a 125 degree day in the desert than any hot & humid summer day in Texas..... and would love to live some where with 4 seasons... mother nature sure tries to give us 4.... it just usually doesn't work out that way...good luck with the relocation, I am sure that can't be easy!!
    I second that. I've been in Texas since '97 with a 2 year break living in Phoenix. I personally feel like the heat in Phoenix was WAY more tolerable. To me, 110 in Phoenix feels like 95 in Texas. I actually miss the Phoenix summers now that I am back in Texas. And, like pp said, as much as mother nature tries---we will never really truly have 4 seasons here. Basically, in the fall, the leaves turn a little orange/yellow and the next day you wake up and they all have fallen off of the trees! But, I LOVE Texas---so I'll take our lack of seasons and humidity any day!
  2. by   CrunchRN
    C'mon y'all! Quit lying!

    We get 1 week of spring, 7 months, of summer, 2 weeks of fall, and 4 months and 1 week of winter!
  3. by   merilynjc
    Hate to burst your bubble, but you might want to take what they are offering you. I am a nurse with 35 years experience. I moved here to work at Parkland and I BARELY make more than that. And I am making WAY MORE than I did in NC. And that is the unfair inequity in pay...new nurses with NO experience make more than nurses who have years and years of invaluable experience. Just not right...
  4. by   texasnurse22
    Baylor is one of the lower paying systems due to the fact that they are not for profit and can not spend alot of money on nursing staff as other hospitals do, so that pay of $27 would be about right for them. THR and HCA have more competitive pays. Contract work can pay up to $45/hr wothout diffs.
  5. by   RNRebecca83
    Quote from texasnurse22
    Baylor is one of the lower paying systems due to the fact that they are not for profit and can not spend alot of money on nursing staff as other hospitals do, so that pay of $27 would be about right for them. THR and HCA have more competitive pays. Contract work can pay up to $45/hr wothout diffs.

    This is just what you are thinking. I worked for non-profits hospitals before, they actually paid me better than for-profit hospitals. There are rules for non-profits in places. But employee still should get market rate as we work very hard to feed our families.
  6. by   texasnurse22
    I had 3yrs experience and applied for a job at Baylor all saints in fort worth. I turned the job down because they did not pay well. They told me that they could not pay alot because they are non-profit and do not spend as much with the nurse staff as to other things. THR is non-profit and they still pay well. I was just saying what they(the folks at baylor) told me. Baylor does offer good differentials. critical care areas are higher pay.
  7. by   foxyhill21
    Thats pretty low, RN at my job after 1.5 yr of exp make low 30s
  8. by   Buddyken
    I think Texas Health Resource pay well. But they have no opening at Plano location. I can't believe it. It is a such big hospital.
  9. by   Buddyken
    Quote from foxyhill21
    Thats pretty low, RN at my job after 1.5 yr of exp make low 30s
    Which you hospital you think pay well?
  10. by   KenH
    After a quick survey of the new crop of new grads with a 2 year commitment, base full time $ low 20’s
  11. by   rdbakerrn
    The south is def low paying, i have 3 years of exp and just accepted a new job making 24/hour in GA. Now thats just insulting!!!
  12. by   CyclicalEvents
    oO My potential future nursing school pays 64K for nurses with 1 year experience. That's the low end salary. Dunno if you would want to make the move to San Antonio though

    https://www.uthscsajobs.com/applican...=1247126112515
  13. by   gerry79
    Offered a job in Arlington (Medical Center of Arlington) with 2.5 years experience and was quoted a starting rate of $30.00/hr base. I am presently living in Boston and make a base of $31/hr. The cost of living is so much lower in Texas that I am considering taking the job.

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