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Registered Nurses in Texas

Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Registered Nurse?

24.1% Jobs Projection
$72,000 Median Salary
16,980 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Registered Nurses in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Registered Nurses in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Registered Nurses in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Registered Nurses Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 210,350 Registered Nurses working in the state.

There were 212,230 Registered Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,880 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Registered Nurses in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 43,110 Registered Nurses working in it, which means Texas has more Registered Nurses than average.

Registered Nurses in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Registered Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 24.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.8%.

Job Projections for Registered Nurses: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 16,980 annual Registered Nurses job openings in Texas, and 261,610 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 203,700 annual jobs and 3,393,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Registered Nurses Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Registered Nurses ranged from $52,590 to $98,170 with $72,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.28 to $47.2. The median hourly rate was $34.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.01 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.60.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Registered Nurses Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Registered Nurses

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Registered Nurses.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 59,730 $73,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 53,250 $79,760
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 18,160 $71,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 13,540 $70,020
El Paso, TX 5,690 $69,990
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,800 $68,050
Tyler, TX 3,860 $58,890
Lubbock, TX 3,680 $63,890
Corpus Christi, TX 3,630 $65,980
Killeen-Temple, TX 3,360 $70,270
Amarillo, TX 2,950 $65,290
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2,880 $70,220
Waco, TX 2,280 $64,460
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,060 $70,720
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,910 $68,090
Longview, TX 1,830 $62,170
Abilene, TX 1,650 $61,300
Sherman-Denison, TX 1,630 $67,000
Texarkana, TX-AR 1,530 $57,100
Victoria, TX 1,330 $64,230
Wichita Falls, TX 1,280 $66,120
Laredo, TX 1,270 $67,840
Odessa, TX 1,190 $65,090
Midland, TX 1,160 $61,500
San Angelo, TX 990 $63,670

Top States for Registered Nurses Employment

The table below shows the states where most Registered Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 294,510 $104,410
Texas 210,350 $72,000
New York 182,490 $85,300
Florida 177,600 $64,400
Pennsylvania 148,520 $69,170
Illinois 129,400 $72,250
Ohio 125,380 $64,200
North Carolina 102,500 $62,940
Michigan 96,680 $70,590
Massachusetts 80,630 $86,860
New Jersey 79,530 $81,820
Georgia 76,640 $67,870
Missouri 71,770 $62,270
Minnesota 69,000 $77,940
Indiana 67,870 $62,330
Virginia 64,750 $68,000
Tennessee 60,360 $60,120
Wisconsin 59,030 $70,150
Washington 56,290 $79,920
Arizona 54,690 $75,770

Below are the states where Registered Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Hawaii $105,300
California $104,410
Oregon $91,220
District of Columbia $88,800
Alaska $87,650
Massachusetts $86,860
New York $85,300
Nevada $85,210
New Jersey $81,820
Connecticut $79,920

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