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 among Texas cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,890
25th Percentile Wage
$58,940
50th Percentile Wage
$70,730
75th Percentile Wage
$83,310
90th Percentile Wage
$98,340

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 $98,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of registered nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,730
2.90% 7.05%
2016
$68,680
0.13% -
2015
$68,590
1.49% -
2014
$67,570
0.38% -
2013
$67,310
2.33% -
2012
$65,740
- -

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 $56,140 to $78,230. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $78,230. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $74,680). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $56,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$78,230
Fort Worth-Arlington
$74,680
Corpus Christi
$74,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$73,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$73,120
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$70,240
Brownsville-Harlingen
$69,070
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$68,720
El Paso
$68,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$68,010
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$67,420
Laredo
$67,300
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$66,470
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$66,170
College Station-Bryan
$65,730
Amarillo
$63,860
Waco
$63,750
Odessa
$63,540
Sherman-Denison
$63,380
Lubbock
$62,750
Longview
$61,700
San Angelo
$61,600
Victoria
$61,440
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,330
Wichita Falls
$60,940
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,850
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,530
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,450
Tyler
$60,310
Abilene
$60,140
Midland
$59,660
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,750
Texarkana-Texarkana
$56,140




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