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

66.9k salaries reported, updated at June 13, 2021
$1,979
per week

The average salary for a travel nurse is $1,979 per week in the United States and $13,750 overtime per year.

Overtime
$13,750
per year

Most common benefits

  • Paid housing
  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
Was the salaries overview information useful?

Where can a Travel Nurse earn more?

Compare salaries for Travel Nurses in different locations
vs
Was this information useful?

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsCRNA+57.16%salary
Certification categories:
Top certification
Salary
Job openings
Companies
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
Was this information useful?
Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsRecruiting+28.97%salary
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Recruiting
+28.97%
84Company icon
Epic
+24.51%
163Company icon
Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesLabor & Delivery+21.49%salary
Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Salary
Job openings
Companies
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
Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyNursing Degree+11.04%salary
Field of study categories:
Top field of study
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Nursing Degree
+11.04%
73 jobs
2,873Company icon

Most common benefits for Travel Nurses

  • Paid housing
  • Referral program
  • License reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
Was the benefit information useful?

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

Was this information useful?
How much should you be earning?
Get an estimated calculation of how much you should be earning and insight into your career options.
Get estimated pay range
See more details

Frequently asked questions

Common questions about salaries for a Travel Nurse

How much do similar professions to travel nurse get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for detailed pay ranges of similar professions to travel nurse:

Was this answer helpful?

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a travel nurse?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a travel nurse position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

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

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

Was this answer helpful?