Registered Nurses Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses amongst Texas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Registered Nurses in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,360
25th Percentile Wage
$57,450
50th Percentile Wage
$68,680
75th Percentile Wage
$81,060
90th Percentile Wage
$96,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,360.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.21
25th Percentile Wage
$27.62
50th Percentile Wage
$33.02
75th Percentile Wage
$38.97
90th Percentile Wage
$46.49

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.49. The median hourly salary is $33.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.21.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,6800.13%4.28%
201568,5901.49%-
201467,5700.38%-
201367,3102.33%-
201265,740--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Texas ranges from $56,590 to $76,460. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $76,460. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Corpus Christi (mean annual salary $72,290). The lowest paying area is San Angelo with a median annual salary of $56,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$76,460
Corpus Christi
$72,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$71,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$71,830
Fort Worth-Arlington
$71,680
Brownsville-Harlingen
$69,190
Laredo
$67,580
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$66,150
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$65,580
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$65,330
El Paso
$64,520
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$64,310
Waco
$63,590
College Station-Bryan
$63,120
Odessa
$62,840
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$62,420
Sherman-Denison
$62,270
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,790
Amarillo
$61,260
Lubbock
$61,100
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,660
Longview
$60,480
Wichita Falls
$60,310
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,850
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,820
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,380
Abilene
$59,230
Tyler
$58,890
Victoria
$57,390
Texarkana-Texarkana
$57,100
Midland
$56,960
San Angelo
$56,590


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