Travel Nursing Salary and Benefits
With NurseChoice, we offer the top travel nursing salaries in the industry. In addition, our high-value benefits package allows you the freedom to choose a short-term travel nursing job that best suits your lifestyle and financial goals.
What’s more, we offer a comprehensive list of perks including guaranteed work weeks, free ceus, free high-quality housing, 401(k) retirement plan, bonuses and more.
Choose from the following topics to learn more about our industry-leading travel nursing salary and benefits packages.
Travel Nurse Salary and Bonuses
How Much Do Travel Nurses Make?
Your travel nurse salary may vary, depending on your specialty and assignment location. Typically, a hourly pay rate will range from $35 to $44 per hour.
However, the majority of our critical staffing assignments have guaranteed work weeks that include overtime hours. Therefore, the standard travel nursing salary combined with overtime can equate to more than $100,000 on an annual basis.
In addition to competitive travelling nurse salaries, our travel nurses get access to the following bonuses:
- Guaranteed hours
Due to the high demand for registered nurses at our facilities, you’ll have the opportunity to boost your travel nurse by working short-term assignments with 48-60 hours per week.
- Referral bonuses
Earn extra cash by telling your friends and co-workers about NurseChoice’s high-pay travel nursing jobs. Depending on your referral’s nursing specialty, you can earn up to $2,000 per qualified individual. Read more about our referral bonuses
- 401(k) retirement plan -- 401(k)
It's never too early to start planning for your retirement. You are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) as soon as you receive your first paycheck. You may contribute up to 75 percent of your salary or the annual IRS maximum — whichever is lower — tax free. It's never too early to start planning for your retirement. Our 401(k) plan offers a variety of well-known stock, bond, and money market funds. Travelers who join the program can also take advantage of the 401(k) match that we offer. Ask a recruiter for details!
- Travel reimbursement
NurseChoice will reimburse you (typically tax-free) for your travel expenses to, and from, your short-term travel nursing assignments, up to $800*, including reimbursement for airfare and rental expenses.
* Requires fulfillment of a minimum 8-week short-term travel nursing assignment.
- Guaranteed Pay Program
For added security, NurseChoice offers a Guaranteed Pay program at thousands of facilities across all 50 states. With Guaranteed Pay, you’ll never have to worry about not getting paid if your shift gets cancelled! Contact your recruiter for conditions and complete details.
Travel Nursing Insurance
NurseChoice offers a wide variety of travel nursing benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additional voluntary benefits such as short term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, hospital indemnity, and legal services are also available.
- Free life insurance
You will receive $10,000 of life and $10,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage at no cost to you.
- Professional liability insurance
Our excellent, comprehensive, professional liability insurance, available free of charge to all of our healthcare professionals, provides you with coverage from your first day on assignment.
Travel Nurse Housing
- Free, private, quality housing
When you accept one of our high-pay travel nursing jobs, you'll be provided with free, private, quality housing that's fully furnished and close to your assignment facility. And, if you provide your own accommodations, we'll reimburse you with a generous housing allowance. Talk to your placement consultant for further details.
Travelling Nurse Support
- 24-hour clinical support
Our knowledgeable clinical liaisons—all RNs with many years of experience in short-term travel nursing settings—are available to help you with any clinical question or concern, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
- Credentialing assistance
To help get you ready for your assignment as quickly as possible, our quality management staff will help you with every aspect of your credentialing and licensure requirements.
- Direct deposit
No matter where you accept our short-term travel nursing opportunities, NurseChoice can ensure that your paycheck gets deposited directly into the bank account of your choice, giving you convenient access to your money.
Travel Nursing Continuing Education Services
- Free CEU'S for Nurses
At NurseChoice, we are happy to offer free CEU'S for our travel nursing talent. You can start earning free contact hours through our partner site RN.com, a leading provider of continuing education for registered nurses, including courses designed specifically for travelers.
- Discount benefits
As a NurseChoice traveler, you’ll enjoy discounted pricing on a wide variety of goods and services, ranging from hotels, computers, health club memberships, cell phone service, and more. This benefit is ideal for short-term traveling assignments, providing our nursing staff with discounts on goods and services from respected names across the country. See your placement consultant for more information on this service. Read More about Perks.