Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Pay?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Travel Nurse Pay?

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What is the average Travel Nurse Pay ?

Anonymous, RN

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Travel Nurses work in a variety of settings and specialties.  Generally (if you take out the provided housing perk), travel nurses make just a little more than staff nurses.  It’s impossible to state a pay rate because there are many factors the go into the determination of pay.  Location, need, specialty, etc.

There are some ‘travel’ specialties that do make a significant amount more than staff nurses and those are Rapid Response and Strike nurses.  These can make up to double or triple what a standard staff position will pay.

One of the downsides is that you are away from home (family/friends), no paid time off (sick/vacation), and a lot of companies that do Travel Nurse staffing do not provide healthcare benefits.

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I hope that this has addressed your question.  [/quote]


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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past eleven years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. Candy still works occasionally as a travel nurse but spends most of her time providing a supportive information and resources through and it's affiliated social networks.

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