Salary for a Nurse in Texas - TX

Texas classifies its Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) as Vocational Nurses (VNs). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three metropolitan areas of Texas have some of the highest concentrations of LPNs in the country. The Sherman-Denison area has 780 LPNs, each of whom makes an average annual salary of $41,460. The Victoria area has 720 LPNs making an annual income of approximately $34,350 each. The Abilene area has 1010 LPNs, each of whom bring home an average annual pay of $35,600. When one considers that the average annual salary for an LPN in the United States is $40,900, it is clear that nursing salaries in Texas for LPNs are right around the going rate for LPN wages nationally.

Turning to Registered Nurses (RNs), a classification of the BLS which includes clinical nurse specialists, salaries across Texas range from a high of $69,180 in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area to a low of $50,960 in Victoria. Other salary figures for RNs in Texas are as follows:

  • Abilene:  $59,880
  • Austin-Round Rock:  $62,560
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur:  $61,330
  • El Paso:  $60,850
  • Corpus Christi:  $63,360
  • Dallas-Fort Worth:  $66,270
  • Brownsville-Harlingen:  $68,500
  • Lubbock:  $55,240
  • Midland:  $57,760
  • San Antonio:  $65,150
  • Northwestern non-metro:  $53,400
  • North central non-metro:  $62,250
  • Eastern non-metro:  $53,180
  • Central non-metro:  $58,510
  • Southern non-metro:  $61,730
  • Gulf Coast non-metro:  $60,350

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