Chaunie Brusie
Chaunie Brusie
March 16, 2023 - 2 min read

Highest-Paying Travel Nurse Assignments | Salary & Location

Update March 15, 2023

Travel nursing jobs are seeing some cooling down after several years of high demand and high rates, but here are some of the highest-paid travel nursing jobs available across the country.

Cities Paying > $3,500 per week

  • La Mesa, CA: $4.1k in Operating Room
  • Salem, MA: $4.1k in Operating Room
  • Wheeling, WV: $3.9k in Home Health
  • Plano, TX: $3.8k in Pediatric ICU
  • Cambridge, MA: $3.7k in Interventional Radiology
  • Louisville, KY: $3.6k in Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Las Vegas, NV: $3.5k in CVOR

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Highest Demand Cities

  • Tucson, AZ: at least 21 assignments up to $2.8K/week
  • Phoenix, AZ: at least 17 assignments up to $2.8K/week
  • Asheville, NC: at least 14 assignments up to $2.3K/week
  • New York, NY: at least 13 assignments up to $3K/week
  • Salem, MA: at least 13 assignments up to $4.1K/week
  • Pittsburgh, PA: at least 12 assignments up to $2.6K/week
  • Lexington, KY: at least 8 assignments up to $2.5K/week
  • North Richland Hills, TX: at least 8 assignments up to $1.8K/week
  • Austin, TX: at least 8 assignments up to $2.3K/week
  • Mission Viejo, CA: at least 6 assignments up to $2.1K/week
  • Dallas, TX: at least 6 assignments up to $2.5K/week
  • Wilmington, MA: at least 6 assignments up to $1.6K/week
  • Harvey, IL: at least 5 assignments up to $2.3K/week
  • Oak Lawn, IL: at least 5 assignments up to $3.1K/week

Emergency Room

Here is a sampling of ER travel nurse jobs available across the country:

  • AR: $2.1K/week
  • CA: $2.6K/week
  • GA: $1.9K/week
  • IL: $3.1K/week
  • MA: $3K/week
  • NC: $2.3K/week
  • NY: $2.7K/week
  • OR: $2.8K/week
  • SC: $1.6K/week
  • TN: $2.5K/week
  • TX: $3.5K/week

Labor & Delivery

We found the following opportunities for L&D travel nurses:

  • ID: $2.4K/week
  • IL: $2.1K/week
  • OH: $2.7K/week
  • TX: $2.3K/week
  • WA: $2.6K/week

Operating Room

There are numerous high-paying OR travel nursing assignments available:

  • AZ: $2.8K/week
  • CA: $4.1K/week
  • CO: $3.1K/week
  • FL: $2.8K/week
  • IL: $3.1K/week
  • LA: $2.5K/week
  • MA: $4.1K/week
  • NY: $3.5K/week
  • OR: $3K/week
  • SC: $2.8K/week
  • TX: $2.3K/week

ICU

Here are some of the highest-paying MICU/SICU and CICU travel nursing assignments we found across the country:

  • CA: $2.7K/week
  • FL: $1.6K/week
  • ID: $2.2K/week
  • KY: $3.2K/week
  • NC: $2.3K/week
  • NY: $3K/week
  • OK: $1.8K/week
  • OR: $2.9K/week
  • PA: $2.8K/week

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Pediatrics

For those who prefer working with children, there are NICU, PICU, pediatric OR, and general pediatric nursing opportunities available in multiple states, such as:

  • CA: $2.1K/week
  • CO: $2.9K/week
  • LA: $3.2K/week
  • NC: $2.3K/week
  • TX: $3.8K/week

Medical Surgical

For medical surgical nursing assignments, here are the highest-paying opportunities per state:

  • AR: $1.8K/week
  • AZ: $3.5K/week
  • CA: $1.9K/week
  • IA: $2.3K/week
  • KS: $1.7K/week
  • LA: $2.1K/week
  • MA: $1.5K/week
  • MI: $2.3K/week
  • MO: $1.6K/week
  • NC: $2K/week
  • NH: $2.5K/week
  • NJ: $2.8K/week
  • NY: $3K/week
  • OH: $2.9K/week
  • OK: $2.1K/week
  • OR: $2.7K/week
  • PA: $2.5K/week
  • TX: $2.5K/week
  • UT: $2K/week
  • VA: $1.8K/week
  • WA: $1.7K/week
  • WI: $2.9K/week

Telemetry

If telemetry is your area of expertise you can look in these states:

  • AZ: $1.8K/week
  • CA: $2.4K/week
  • MA: $3K/week
  • ME: $2.3K/week
  • MN: $3.2K/week
  • NC: $2.3K/week
  • NH: $2.3K/week
  • NY: $2.6K/week
  • PA: $2.8K/week
  • TX: $1.9K/week
  • WA: $2.8K/week

Home Health

  • CA: $2.1K/week
  • CT: $1.6K/week
  • FL: $1.4K/week
  • GA: $2K/week
  • IL: $2.2K/week
  • IN: $2.7K/week
  • MA: $2.3K/week
  • MO: $2.1K/week
  • NJ: $2.9K/week
  • NY: $2.7K/week
  • OH: $2.1K/week
  • RI: $2.4K/week
  • WV: $3.9K/week

Other Specialties

For niche nursing assignments, here are some of the highest-paying one-off opportunities:

  • Endoscopy/GI (NY): $5.6K/week
  • Interventional Radiology (NY): $6K/week
  • MedSurg/TM (PA): $5.7K/week
  • Pediatrics (NY): $5.1K/week

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