Registered Nurses in the Dallas metro area earn an average salary of $76,740 per year (or $36.89 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Dallas RNs earn between $55,220 and $101,660.
On average, RNs in the Dallas area about 1% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $77,460. However, they make 3% more than the average for Texas overall, at $74,540.
Dallas RN salaries vs other major metro areas
With over 60,000 registered nurses, Dallas is in the top five metro areas in the United States in terms of nurse employment. However, the average RN salary in Dallas ($76,740) is lower than many of the other major metros for nurse employment. This is especially true among those with higher cost of living such as New York City ($93,280), Los Angeles ($106,190), and Boston ($96,510).
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||60,620||$76,740|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||174,210||$93,280|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||111,780||$106,190|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||54,780||$81,350|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||54,020||$69,920|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||41,640||$84,400|
RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Dallas
At $76,740 average annual salary, registered nurses in the Dallas area tend to earn about 50% more than licensed practical / vocational nurses ($51,130), and roughly a third less than nurse practitioners ($115,190). Meanwhile, dental hygienists in Dallas earn on average very similar salaries to registered nurses in the area, at $81,030. However, there are far more registered nurse positions in Dallas than these other categories of professions, so the opportunity in terms of both employment and job availability is highest for RNs.
|Profession||# Employed in Dallas||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||16,040||$52,230|
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