Registered nurses in the San Antonio metro area earn an average salary of $72,410 per year (or $34.81 per hour) as of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of San Antonio RNs earn between $51,670 and $96,330.
On average, RNs in San Antonio earn about 6% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $77,460. However, San Antonio nurses make close to the average for Texas overall, at $74,540.
San Antonio RN salaries vs other major metro areas
With over 21,000 registered nurses, San Antonio is in the top 50 U.S. metro areas in terms of nurse employment. However, the average RN salary in San Antonio ($72,410) is lower than in many other major metros. 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|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||21,140||$72,410|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||174,210||$93,280|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||111,780||$106,190|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||60,620||$76,740|
|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|
Registered nurse salary vs similar healthcare professions in San Antonio
At $72,410 average salary, registered nurses in San Antonio earn about 58% more than licensed practical / vocational nurses ($45,810). Meanwhile, they earn a third less than nurse practitioners ($109,550) in the same region. Dental hygienists in San Antonio earn on average very similar salaries to local registered nurses, at $74,770. That said, there are far more registered nurse positions in San Antonio than these other categories of professions, so the opportunity in terms of both employment and job availability is highest for RNs.
|Profession||# Employed in San Antonio||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||7,430||$47,090|
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