Travel Nurse (RN) Salary
The average Travel Nurse (RN) in the United States earns approximately $31.30 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Travel Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Travel Nurses are female. Although the larger part have medical coverage and about one-half have dental coverage, nearly two in five claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$46,978 - $98,067|
|Bonus||$493.16 - $5,960|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$45,636 - $103,893|
|Hourly Rate||$19.11 - $48.02|
|Overtime||$29.80 - $68.21|
|Bonus||$493.16 - $5,960|
|Total Pay (||$45,636 - $103,893|
Job Description for Travel Nurse (RN)
Travel nurses (RN) work in certain areas on a temporary basis and are often hired to fill temporary shortages in certain areas. They may also travel to remote areas where medical facilities do not exist.Read More...
Aspiring travel nurses must have a nursing degree from a reputable institution and be licensed in their state of employment. They must deliver patient care in a professional manner using proper nursing diagnoses, assessments, evaluations, and proper planning and implementation. Strong communication skills and good bedside manner are necessary for this position, and they must ensure that the rooms in which they treat patients are clean and organized and instruments and materials are sterile. They must also have basic computer skills and proficiency in overseeing vital signs, changing bandages, and administering necessary medications.
Travel nurses must report concerns to physicians in a timely manner and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. A background check and drug test may be required for this position, and they are encouraged to attend relevant training classes, workshops, or conferences to keep their skills up-to-date. Some may also train or mentor other nurses.
Pay by Experience Level for Travel Nurse (RN)
Pay by Experience for a Travel Nurse (RN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Travel Nurse (RN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Travel Nurse (RN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Travel Nurse (RN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 43 salaries. A Travel Nurse (RN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 38 salaries.
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