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Travel Nursing Jobs in Alaska

Imagine looking up at the night sky to see the Aurora borealis, or spending your weekend in the Arctic Circle on a polar bear excursion?  Alaska is the ideal location for travel nurses who crave extraordinary adventures.

If you’re looking for a place where the people are relaxed and friendly, you’ll feel right at home in Alaska. You can hang with the locals at restaurants and breweries or relax outdoors during the summer months, when there are over 19 hours of sunshine. Travel nursing in Alaska is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities and enjoy an environment that’s good for your mind, body, and spirit.

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Alaska Travel Nurse Salary:

Make up to $3,100 per week

What is the salary of a nurse in Alaska? Depending on the experience of the RN, the average salary of a registered nurse in the State of Alaska is $106,000 per year. The weekly pay breakdown for an Alaskan nurse is just about $2,000 per week (contingent on overtime and experience).

As an American Mobile traveling nurse, the chances of doubling the average weekly pay of a permanent nurse are very high. It is imperative to know that healthcare facilities and hospitals rely on traveling nurses to fill the absences during seasonal fluctuations and demand of a specific hospital/facility will determine the pay rate.

American Mobile traveling nurses can earn up $3,100 per week in Alaska or close to $40,300 on a 13-week assignment. Furthermore, each healthcare professional is able to customize their pay, based on the housing option they choose; whether or not they would like furnished housing or if they choose a stipend instead. Additionally, we have a clinician referral program that allows for endless bonuses. From day one of your assignment, a traveler will have access to endless resources; such as, free CEU’s, mental health resources, and the largest clinical staff on call to answer any or all of their questions. The benefits of becoming a travel nurse are never-ending.



The average travel nurse jobs salary in Alaska was about $1,902 per week on August 1, 2023. Today, you can find jobs with a salary range between $1,400 to $2,923 per week. The cities with the highest paying jobs include:

In Alaska, there are a number of hospital facilities with nursing staff including: Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, Providence Seward Medical and Care Center in Seward, and St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage are well known in Alaska.

If you have a specific start date in mind, the soonest available in Alaska is Oct 4, 2023 for a Registered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice - Home Health Hospice role at $1,980 per week. The latest start date for an ST job is Oct 16, 2023 for a Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - OR role at $2,281 per week.

There are a variety of contract lengths available for a travel nursing job in Alaska including 12 Weeks (506 jobs), 13 Weeks (450 jobs), and 15 Weeks (11 jobs).

Alaska's Exclusive Travel Nurse Jobs

There are currently 6 exclusive American Mobile RN jobs in Alaska. You won't find these Registered Nurse jobs anywhere else. Start by scrolling through RN jobs based on average salary, contract duration, and shift types to find your perfect travel nurse job. You can earn between $1,929 - $2,281 a week and the average weekly salary for these exclusive RN jobs is $2,071. Apply for exclusive top paying traveling RN jobs in these popular Alaska cities:

The Northern Lights are Calling Your Name  

Take a walk on the wild side with a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, where you’ll not only see spectacular glaciers, but you might also catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears, bald eagles, and puffins. For a taste of rural Alaskan life, take a tour of the Husky Homestead at the Denali National Park and Preserve. You’ll be greeted by husky pups, who are in training for the Championship Iditarod Sled Team. There are plenty of adventures where you and your loved ones can take advantage of on your assignment. 

Alaska has some of the best travel nurse job opportunities in the country, and we currently have 13 travel nurse jobs available.

Travel nurse jobs are currently available in cities like Nome, Sitka, Palmer, Ketchikan and Juneau. Alaska hospitals and health care facilities are looking for all types of specialists including Long Term Acute Care (3 jobs), MS (2 jobs), LD (2 jobs), OR (1 jobs), Home Health Hospice (1 jobs) and more.

We have new travel nurse jobs posted daily, so be sure to Apply Now so our specialists can make sure you get first crack when a new job opens up. We make it as easy as possible for you to compare nursing jobs by allowing you to filter based on traveling nurse salary, shift type, location or duration to find the right job for you.

With great things to do, people to meet and places to see, Alaska is a popular place for travel jobs! Also be sure to check out our resources on how to become a travel nurse and nursing license renewal.

FAQs about Travel Nurse Jobs in Alaska

On average, how much does a travel nurse make in Alaska?

The highest paid travel nurse jobs in Alaska can make up to $2,923 per week.

How long is the most common contract duration for travel nursing jobs in Alaska?

The average length for travel nurse jobs in Alaska based on recent data is 12 weeks.

How many Alaska travel nurse job opportunities are currently available?

In Alaska there are 13 job opportunities for a traveling nurse to choose from.

What cities have the highest paying travel nursing jobs in Alaska?

  • Nome, Alaska $2,923 / per week average salary
  • Sitka, Alaska $2,738 / per week average salary
  • Palmer, Alaska $2,311 / per week average salary
  • Ketchikan, Alaska $2,281 / per week average salary
  • Juneau, Alaska $1,980 / per week average salary

What nursing specialties are needed most in Alaska right now?

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Top Travel Nurse Salaries in Alaska

Find the nurse travel jobs in Alaska with the highest salaries below and contact a recruiter today:

Cities Average Salary Highest paying job in each city
Sitka $2,463 /week* Registered Nurse – Labor & Delivery $2,738 per week
Palmer $2,204 /week* Registered Nurse – Perioperative Nurse - Operating Room $2,311 per week
Nome $2,129 /week* Registered Nurse – Emergency Room $2,923 per week
Ketchikan $2,071 /week* Surgical Technologist - Operating Room $2,281 per week
Juneau $1,888 /week* Registered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice $1,980 per week
Soldotna $1,814 /week* Registered Nurse – Home Health $1,903 per week

Alaska’s Top Opportunities by Specialty

American Mobile receives new travel nurse jobs in Alaska each day from hospitals and healthcare facilities. If you are looking for a specific Alaska travel nurse job, please see below for in-demand nursing specialties needed throughout the state:

Specialty Average Salary Cities with highest paying jobs
ER $2,788 /week* Nome
LD $2,347 /week* Sitka and Ketchikan
OR $2,204 /week* Palmer
MS $2,199 /week* Ketchikan
OR $2,176 /week* Ketchikan
Long Term Acute Care $2,028 /week* Ketchikan
Home Health Hospice $1,888 /week* Juneau
Home Health $1,814 /week* Soldotna
MS $1,471 /week*

We can help you obtain your Alaska nursing license!

Make Alaska your next travel nursing destination! Don't let the licensing process keep you from taking your next assignment in the glacier state. We can help you through the step-by-step process to acquiring your Alaska nursing license, whether you need to renew or apply for a new license. 

What Alaskan hospitals are the best to work in?

Our recruiters are here to service you in finding the perfect assignment for your skillset and career growth. Let us help you find the best hospitals in Alaska to make your travel nursing experience one of a lifetime.