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In recent years, travel nurses have become a popular choice for nurses working in ambulatory care settings. They provide essential care to patients during their travels and can make a significant income on the side.

Median pay for travel nurses

According to the National Domestic Workers Union (NDWU), the median pay for a travel nurse is $47,000. This figure does not include tips, which can add an additional $14,000 to the median pay.

Different entry-level jobs for travel nurses

Aging female looking through travel list in digital tablet over open suitcase

There are a variety of different entry-level jobs for travel nurses, depending on the practice setting in which you want to work. The NDWU offers a list of job titles that include nurses in ambulatory care settings, inpatient care, and inpatient psychiatric care.

Some things to consider when looking to get a job as a travel nurse include:-

  • Are you a natural fit for a travel position? Do you have experience traveling?
  • Do you have the right skills and experience to be a travel nurse?
  • Do you have the education and training to be a successful traveler nurse?
  • Do you want to work in a hospice or long-term care setting?
  • How much money can you make?
Woman working as nurse with computer and documents
Woman working as nurse with computer and documents

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, but following these tips can help you get a good job as a travel nurse.

For more information on the median pay for travel nurses, visit the NDWU website or contact your regional professional body.