Travel Nurse (RN) Salary

Median pay for Travel Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $31.36 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about two in five lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and one-half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Travel Nurses (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,748 - $100,648
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MEDIAN: $66,553
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$19.05 - $48.92
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$46,748 - $100,648  
   
Bonus
$503 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
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$45,235 - $106,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.05 - $48.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$25.00  
Overtime
$29.59 - $68.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $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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$45,235 - $106,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%
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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
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 40%
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