Amarillo is the perfect place to get a taste of Texas even if you are only in town for 13 weeks. From huge canyons to old Cadillacs buried in the ground. Gigantic free 72 ounce steaks to grand scenery, the city is an Old West enthusiast's dream.
The city boasts a great art museum and beautiful botanical gardens. If you're traveling with kids, don't miss the thrilling rides at Wonderland Park. The whole family will be in awe of the fantastic rock formations at Palo Duro Canyon State Park the second largest canon in the United States behind the Grand Canyon.
Amarillo is also centrally located between Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Oklahoma City and Albuquerque/Santa Fe. The options for day trips and weekend getaways are endless.
NurseFly rates Amarillo a 71 on a scale of 100 on its Travel Nurse Index. Cost of Living, Education Opportunities, Weather and Amenities all rank A- or better. The main negative affecting the score is housing availability, however short term rental sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Amarillo Travel Nurse Housing are quickly helping to alleviate this issue.
As mentioned above, Amarillo has an extremely low cost of living in addition to no state income tax. On average, living expenses including housing account for 25-35% of monthly income. This makes it an extremely lucrative place to be a travel nurse.
Monthly average pay for a travel nurse in Amarillo is between $6,000 and $9,800 a month .
Be sure and consider Amarillo, TX for your next assignment. You won't be disappointed.
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