What Is the Typical Salary for a Traveling Nurse?


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The typical salary for a traveling nurse is around $75,000 annually, as of 2015. The number is calculated based on a 48-hour work week, $40 per hour on average.

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The assignments for travel nursing generally last eight to 13 weeks. Due to the short amount of time, traveling nurses have to frequently move, have less job security and therefore are compensated with higher pay than that received by a permanent nurse. Moreover, while on the assignment, a traveling nurse can enjoy more benefits. For instance, traveling nurses do not have to worry about housing and living arrangements, as those arrangements are usually made free of charge. Furthermore, traveling nurses often receive health and wellness benefits, such as health and dental insurance.

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