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Texas RN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas had the second highest number of registered nurses in the country in 2013. At this time, there were 190,090 RNs employed in the state with an average salary in Texas is $67,860 per year, or about $32.62 per hour. This is above the national average of 65,470 per year. Registered nurses here with earnings in the 75th percentile made more than $78,970 annually, while those in the 25th percentile earned under $55,970. The cost of living in Texas is about eight percent lower than the national average.

The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown is the largest metropolitan employer of registered nurses in Texas. This area employed 44,450 RNs in 2013 at an average salary of $76,050 per year or $36.56 per hour. This was the highest average salary in the state of Texas. RNs in this area with earnings in the 75th percentile made $88,030 or more, and those with earnings in the 90th percentile made $95,510 or more. The cost of living in Houston is about 5.6 percent below the national average.

The area with the second highest number of registered nurses in this state is the Dallas-Plano-Irving area, which employed 36,840 RNs in 2013. The average salary in this area at the time was $70,000 per year or $33.65 per hour. This is the second highest salary in the state.

The lowest average registered nursing salary can be found in the Texarkana area, which also encompasses some of Arkansas. This area employed 1,370 RNs in 2013. The average salary in this area was $53,680 per year or 25.81 per hour. Those with earnings in the tenth percentile made less than $39,980, and those with earnings in the 90th percentile made more than $70,330. The cost of living in Texarkana, TX is about 13 percent below the national average.

Resources

  • http://www.houston.org/living/
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/tx/texarkana/

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