RN hourly rate

  1. Hi all,

    can anyone tell me what is the hourly pay for a new grad in texas? and has anyone worked in eagle pass or uvalde texas?
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    Joined: Apr '10; Posts: 7


  3. by   fathertod
    Eagle Pass is around $24 to $25 per hour. If you goto Chrystal City, TX the pay will prolly be more.
  4. by   HouTx
    There's a REASON pay is so high in Eagle Pass -- I'm just sayin'.
  5. by   mleej
    Hi HouTX...$24-$25 is not high pay, I know RN's in Cali gets paid $40 to start! But I guess the cost of living is less in Texas compared to Cali....EP should really consider paying more if they want to keep their good RN's....i'm just sayin' ^^
  6. by   fathertod
    If you goto EP as a new grad you will make around 24ish, but if you have experience you should be able to get 40 an hour without too much problems. If you do decide to work in eagle pass just live in Del Rio, TX and commute to work.
  7. by   mleej
    Hi Fathertod,

    why in del rio?
  8. by   fathertod
    1) there should be more and better housing in Del Rio (there is an air force base there)2) there is a little bit more to do in Del Rio, plus there is an ok lake there 3) Some parts of Eagle Pass can be bad to live inHowever, the drive from Del Rio to Eagle Pass can take around an hour each way so it depends on your preferences obviously. Are you moving there for your first job or something?
  9. by   lion09
    For HouTx,

    What do you mean with "there is a REASON the pay in Eagle Pass is that high?"
  10. by   mleej
    Fathertod: nah...was going to consider MAYBE, but after the research I've done, EP is eliminated...
  11. by   nky30
    please can someone help me out. i am a nurse in chicago and im looking to move to the houston area to look for a job i already have experience. can someone help me out im not interested in the downtown area of houston. what hospitals are hiring and what is the pay like in houston. or is there a better place that houston that pays well? i need help
  12. by   mleej
    Hi nky30,

    sorry I dont know anything about who is hiring and who's not in the major cities of texas...i DO know that the boarder-towns are hiring..ie. Eagle pass..maybe look online to each individual hospitals website to see if they are hiring or go thru a recruiting company.
  13. by   rayj
    What kind of research did you do on eagle pass, tx. Is it a bad place? How r the people? Etc? Plese let me know. I was offered an interview on site at the hospital facility and now im starting to second guess because alot of ppl were saying its such a shady place?
  14. by   mleej
    Hi jayj,

    I did research online and I know a collegue who went to EP and lasted only 6 months there until she broke her contract and left. anyhow, my friend said that its pretty safe...but since its a boarder town (in btw mexico and tx) there some illegal drug dealers passing thru EP to get to the bigger states....but with any big or small city there is going to be some crime...but apparently its relatively safe. As for shopping goes, u can forget that! All they have is a walmart supercenter..oh and a Khols...in terms of fun there is one movie theatre and thats all u have....oh and eating out is your neighbourhood mcdonalds...its a very very small town...and its like 2.5hrs away from the next major city (san antonio)....my collegue are similar in that we are out-doorsy and like our major department stores, and populated cities, with a downtown, coffee shops..etc...so i know i wont last there...however, if your not into that stuff and are a "stay-in" kinda person then perhaps EP wont be as bad, i think its all about adaptability and what you are willing to sacrafice.

    good luck!
    Last edit by mleej on Apr 28, '10 : Reason: wrong name