ICU Travel Nurse Jobs and Salary

Becoming an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) travel nurse offers an exciting opportunity to combine your passion for nursing with a sense of adventure and exploration. By meeting the specific requirements, including education, experience, certifications, and personal qualities, you can embark on a fulfilling career as an ICU travel nurse, providing critical.

ICU Travel Nurse Job Description & Requirements

  • Monitor patients who are experiencing life-threatening conditions or injuries
  • Be responsible for making notes in the facility’s EMR system and dispensing medications
  • Graduated from an accredited nursing school and a minimum of a year experience in an intensive care unit
  • Appropriate state nursing license or Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

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We offer an extensive selection of high paying ICU travel nurse jobs at top performing healthcare facilities. Choose from a strong network of healthcare partners across the nation including:

We simplify your job search by listing the top paying ICU nurse travel jobs in great cities throughout United States. Live and work where you want to. Find exclusive travel nursing jobs in beautiful cities including:

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Average ICU Travel Nurse Salary

Earn up to $4,403/week

Our nurses can earn anywhere from $1,190 to $4,403 a week. And in a 13-week assignment, can earn up to $57,239. Keep in mind that some facilities and states pay more, so the best way to learn more about travel nursing salaries is to connect with a recruiter.


*Disclaimer: Wages for ICU travel jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

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ICU Travel Nurse Benefits

As an ICU travel nurse you can take advantage of the comprehensive benefits package offered to you. American Mobile believes their nurses deserve the best benefits possible for you to succeed both personally and professionally.

  • American Mobile has the largest database of ICU travel nursing jobs
  • 24/7 access to our experienced recruiters who are the first to know about the requirements demanded by each hospital
  • Day-one health benefits
  • Travel with your family
  • Your choice of free housing or a housing stipend

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ICU Travel Nurse Salary

ICU departments desperately need travel nurses that meet all of the necessary travel nursing requirements. As an Intensive Care Unit travel nurse, you can make up to $1,252 to $3,218 per week.

Check out the current highest paying ICU travel nurse job in California: This Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU position earns $3,218 a week, with a start date of March 11, 2024. This assignment is for 13 weeks and is located in Oakland.

Our travel nurse jobs include a housing stipend and a personal housing account executive will ensure your housing preferences are met and you are happy before moving. For more details about salary, contact a recruiter or check here for a few nurse travel jobs that are starting the soonest and apply today:

Exclusive ICU Nurse Jobs

American Mobile has 51 exclusive ICU nursing jobs in United States with competitive pay rates and private housing. You won't find these Intensive Care Unit travel jobs anywhere else. Browse our extensive selection of ICU travel nurse jobs based on average salary, contract duration, and shift types to find your perfect travel nurse job.

These exclusive American Mobile positions can help you earn between $1,471 - $3,218 a week. The average weekly salary for these exclusive ICU jobs is $2,166, but check back often as available jobs are constantly changing.

Search all of our top paying ICU travel nurse jobs below:

Cities Average Salary Highest Paying ICU Job per City
Oakland $3,069 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Oakland, CA
Oakland $3,069 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Oakland, CA
Madison $2,726 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Madison, WI
New York $2,545 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in New York, NY
New York $2,545 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in New York, NY

Earliest Starting ICU Travel Jobs

Here are some of the best ICU travel nursing jobs that start soon. Don't miss out on the opportunities below, contact your recruiter today!

Start Date Weekly Salary Cities with Highest Paying Jobs
February 26, 2024 $1,640 - $1,808 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Deming, NM
February 26, 2024 $1,748 - $1,926 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Stafford Springs, CT
February 26, 2024 $1,695 - $1,868 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Beachwood, OH
February 27, 2024 $1,783 - $1,965 /week* Registered Nurse – Intensive Care - ICU in Des Moines, IA

*Estimate of weekly payments is intended for informational purposes and includes hourly wages, as well as reimbursements for meal & incidental expenses and housing expenses incurred on behalf of the Company. Please speak with your Recruiter for additional details.

ICU Travel Nurse Job FAQs

What are the minimum travel nursing requirements?

Each state, as well as the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), has its own nursing license requirements. However, healthcare systems prefer nurses to have at least one year of experience in a clinical setting under their belt to be considered for a position.

Get nursing license information for all 50 states including:

Can I take time off between ICU assignments?

Yes! That is one of the benefits of travel nursing. Travel nursing allows you to remain flexible and take time off of working between assignments. However, to remain eligible for benefits provided by American Mobile, you must begin an assignment within 25 days of your last assignment. For more information, contact your recruiter.

On average, how much does an ICU travel nurse make?

An ICU nurse can make an average of $1,908 per week in the US, but every state is very different.

What are the highest paid travel nurse jobs available today?

The top paying nurse positions currently include jobs like:

What is the opportunity for work/life balance with a travel nurse job?

Travel nurses are in high demand in cities throughout the nation. Apply for travel ICU nurse jobs in Oakland New York and other popular destination spots where the work/life balance is at its highest!

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