Travel nurse

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How much does a Travel Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary
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177.7k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
$1,666
per week
The average salary for a travel nurse is $1,666 per week in the United States and $13,750 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$13,750
per year
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
Top certification
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CRNA
+57.16%
11Company icon
BLS Certification
+13.18%
17,397Company icon
Fetal Monitoring Certification
+26.75%
36Company icon
NRP Certification
+14.30%
836Company icon
Top skill
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Recruiting
+28.97%
84Company icon
Epic
+24.51%
163Company icon
Specialty categories:
Top specialty
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Labor & Delivery
+21.49%
83 jobs
986Company icon
Telemetry
+15.56%
84 jobs
2,629Company icon
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
+28.46%
17 jobs
136Company icon
Medical-Surgical
+8.29%
134 jobs
7,823Company icon
Pediatrics
+10.49%
62 jobs
1,197Company icon
Field of study categories:
Top field of study
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Nursing Degree
+11.04%
73 jobs
2,873Company icon

Most common benefits for Travel Nurses

  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid housing

Salary satisfaction

Based on 104 ratings

80% of Travel nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Are travel nurses expected to pay for their own travel expenses?

Typically, travel nurses will receive a stipend or reimbursement for travel costs.

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