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.

$46,978 - $98,067
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$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,553
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$19.11 - $48.02
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MEDIAN: $31.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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).
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$45,636 - $103,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.11 - $48.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$25.00  
Overtime
$29.80 - $68.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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).
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$45,636 - $103,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Travel Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Travel Nurse (RN) Salaries

▲14%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$68,000

▼4%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Travel Nurse (RN) Salaries


▲5%

Medicine / Surgery
▲1%

National Average
$68,000

Critical Care
▼1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼3%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 39%