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Travel Nursing Jobs in Illinois

Travel nurse jobs in Illinois make it possible for you to climb historic scenic vistas in nature, see the Windy City from skyscraper heights, make great money, and add important experience to your resume. And you can do all of that in just 13 weeks.

At American Mobile, our passion is matching nurses with positions across the nation. We help you earn more money, get more opportunities and experience more adventures as a travel nurse.

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What's the Illinois Travel Nurse Jobs Salary? Earn up to $3,500/week

While nursing pay always depends on experience, location and specialty, the median pay for traditionally employed nurses with RN credentials in Illinois is $67,000 annually — or about $1,290 per week.

Travel nurse salaries in Illinois also depend on a lot of factors, but they're typically more than what you can earn in a traditional position. American Mobile has travel RN jobs in Illinois that pay between $1,290 to $3,500 per week for certain specialties. That's close to $45,500 when you take just one 13-week assignment with American Mobile! 

Bonuses, Premium Benefits, Dedicated Recruiter, and More!

Travel nurse jobs in Illinois come with a lot more than adventure opportunities and great pay. We're proud to back our travel RNs with great benefits that include but aren't limited to:

  • Health benefits, which start on day one so you don't have to deal with a waiting period before one of your major needs is covered
  • Housing or housing stipends to reduce worries about finding a place to call home when you arrive at your Illinois travel nursing destination
  • Dedicated recruiters who help you through the entire process and can help you line up your next assignments if you want to move right into more work
  • CEUs, referral bonuses and other perks to improve your career and life as a travel nurse
  • Retirement planning so you can live in the moment and adventure while protecting your options moving forward.

Illinois Cities with Highest-Paying Travel Nurse Jobs

The average travel nurse jobs salary in Illinois was about $2,209 per week on January 1, 2024. Today, you can find jobs with a salary range between $1,512 to $3,279 per week. The cities with the highest paying jobs include:

In Illinois, there are a number of hospital facilities with nursing staff including: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, and Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee are well known in Illinois.

If you have a specific start date in mind, the soonest available in Illinois is Feb 26, 2024 for a Registered Nurse – Medical Surgical - MS role at $2,230 per week. The latest start date for an RN job is Mar 18, 2024 for a Registered Nurse – Perioperative Nurse - Operating Room - OR role at $3,105 per week.

There are a variety of contract lengths available for a travel nursing job in Illinois including 13 Weeks (2247 jobs), 12 Weeks (177 jobs), and 8 Weeks (160 jobs).

Illinois' Top Specialties

Check our database of jobs today to find a position in the specialty and location that works for you. And if you don't see what you want, complete our simple contact form and we'll make it happen.

Illinois's Exclusive Travel Nurse Jobs

There are currently 19 exclusive American Mobile RN jobs in Illinois. 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 $1,789 - $3,105 a week and the average weekly salary for these exclusive RN jobs is $2,516. Apply for exclusive top paying traveling RN jobs in these popular Illinois cities:

Illinois has some of the best travel nurse job opportunities in the country, and we currently have 56 travel nurse jobs available.

Travel nurse jobs are currently available in cities like Moline, Rock Island, Springfield, Hinsdale and Lake Zurich. Illinois hospitals and health care facilities are looking for all types of specialists including MS (17 jobs), Telemetry (10 jobs), PCU (6 jobs), OR (4 jobs), ICU (3 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, Illinois 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.

What Else Illinois has to Offer

What's on your bucket list that Illinois can help check off? Think beyond authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza, though that's a good place to start. Illinois offers both rural and big-city adventure opportunities, including day cruises and river tours, such as a boat ride through Chicago that helps you learn about the amazing architecture of the city.

Other things to do in the state include hiking and boating — this is a state that borders a Great Lake, after all — and visiting museums, theaters, and art galleries. Are you ready yet? Our recruiters are. Contact us today to explore the available Illinois travel nurse jobs with the help of a dedicated recruiter.

FAQs about Travel Nurse Jobs in Illinois

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

The highest paid travel nurse jobs in Illinois can make up to $3,105 per week.

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

The average length for travel nurse jobs in Illinois based on recent data is 13 weeks.

How many Illinois travel nurse job opportunities are currently available?

In Illinois there are 56 job opportunities for a traveling nurse to choose from.

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

  • Moline, Illinois $3,105 / per week average salary
  • Rock Island, Illinois $2,985 / per week average salary
  • Springfield, Illinois $2,911 / per week average salary
  • Hinsdale, Illinois $2,477 / per week average salary
  • Lake Zurich, Illinois $2,258 / per week average salary

What nursing specialties are needed most in Illinois right now?

  • MS - 17 jobs available now
  • Telemetry - 10 jobs available now
  • PCU - 6 jobs available now
  • OR - 4 jobs available now
  • ICU - 3 jobs available now

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Top Travel Nurse Salaries in Illinois

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

Cities Average Salary Highest paying job in each city
Moline $2,961 /week* Registered Nurse – Perioperative Nurse - Operating Room $3,105 per week
Springfield $2,617 /week* Registered Nurse – Cardiovascular $2,911 per week
Rock Island $2,539 /week* Registered Nurse – Medical Surgical $2,985 per week
Hinsdale $2,362 /week* Registered Nurse – Medical Surgical $2,477 per week
Lake Zurich $2,154 /week* Registered Nurse – Home Health $2,258 per week
Quincy $2,127 /week* Registered Nurse – Medical Surgical $2,230 per week

Illinois’s Top Opportunities by Specialty

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

Specialty Average Salary Cities with highest paying jobs
House Supervisor $2,572 /week* Rock Island
CVICU $2,526 /week* Springfield
Telemetry $2,186 /week* Springfield, Olympia Fields and Kankakee
MS $2,163 /week* Rock Island and Hinsdale
OR $2,076 /week* Moline
PCU $2,062 /week* Quincy and Kankakee
ICU $2,062 /week* Rock Island, Rockford and Olympia Fields
Home Health $2,017 /week* Lake Zurich
ER $1,923 /week*
OR $1,902 /week*

We can help you obtain your nursing license in Illinois!

Take a getaway to the windy city or the Prairie State and enjoy all that Illinois has to offer. All you need is your Illinois nursing license, and let that be the least of your worries. Our recruitment team makes the process easy and walks with you step by step to completion. 

What are the best hospitals to work at in Illinois?

The benefits of working in Illinois are top-tier! Enjoy the big city life or smaller towns which all have great options when it comes to facilities. Regardless of your specialty, there is a place for you in one of the state's best hospitals. 


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