Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
I am a junior in high school and want to learn more about becoming a Travel Nurse. Can you tell me what the normal range for Travel Nurse salary would be? Thank you so much!
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
I’m sorry, but I am not able to give you a “normal” Travel Nurse salary range because there are just too many variables.
Pay rates for nurses in general can vary drastically depending on your specialty, the area of the country in which you work, and even the demand at any given time. It can also depend on whether you work 12-hour shifts (36 hours/week) versus 8-hour shifts (40 hours/week).
As an example of this, the U.S. News and World Report website (http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registered-nurse/salary) states that “the median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent of RNs made more than $94,720, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,040.”
So as you can see, there is about a $50K difference between the highest and lowest paid nurses in the profession.