Average Registered Nurse Salary in Houston

Registered nurses in Houston earn an average of $83,890 per year (or $40.33 per hour).

United States
Houston, TX
1% higher than the national average
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Houston registered nurses earn 1% higher than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).

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Registered nurse salary range in Houston, TX

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $99,600 $47
75th Percentile $95,960 $46
Median $79,190 $38
25th Percentile $74,050 $35

80% of Houston RNs earn between $61,910 and $99,600.

Cost-of-living adjusted registered nurse salary in Houston

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Houston RNs earn about $83,806 per year. Cost-of-living in Houston is 0% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Texas for registered nurses

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX $82,260 per year
Round Rock, TX $81,430 per year
San Antonio, TX $78,870 per year
Temple, TX $77,350 per year
Waco, TX $74,220 per year
Port Arthur, TX $74,120 per year
Midland, TX $74,010 per year
Corpus Christi, TX $73,930 per year
Amarillo, TX $73,910 per year
Lubbock, TX $72,480 per year

Texas nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where registered nurses are paid the highest is Fort Worth-Arlington, where the average RNs salary is $82,260 and 62,840 registered nurses are currently employed. The Round Rock area comes in second, with a $81,430 average RN salary and 12,450 registered nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Houston, TX?

Nurse Anesthetist $203,990 per year

At a $83,890 average annual salary, RNs in Houston tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($203,990).

More about registered nurses

Registered nurses are licensed practitioners who help provide crucial care to patients in a wide variety of settings. Generally, they work under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse practitioner. Their day-to-day responsibilities depend on the specialty in which they choose to practice. Some of the most common specialties include ICU, pediatric, and medical-surgical nurses.

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