Travel Nursing Salary & Benefits

As a traveler with Onward Healthcare, you can expect a travel nursing salary and benefits package that’s among the nursing industry's most competitive.

In addition to competitive travel nurse salaries and benefits, Onward offers a number of perks, including free, high-quality housing, nurse license assistance, free continuing education, 24/hour clinical support and more.

Learn more about Onward Healthcare’s travelling nurse salary and benefits packages below.

Travel Nurse Salary: How Much Does a Travel Nurse Make?

Depending on your specialty, assignment location and facility, your travel nursing salary may differ. Normally, an hourly pay rate will range from $35 to $44 per hour.

In addition to higher take-home pay rates, many of our travel nursing jobs offer shift differentials for afternoon and night shifts, with increased rates for each hour worked.

Many of our clients also offer lucrative completion bonuses, which can range from $500 to $6,000 for a 13-week assignment.

  • Guaranteed Pay Program: Onward Healthcare offers a Guaranteed Pay program at thousands of hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Our Guaranteed Pay plan means you’re assured a paycheck, even if your shift gets cancelled. You’ll also get paid on your next check instead of waiting until your assignment ends. Some conditions apply; please contact your recruiter for details.
  • Direct Deposit: We also offer direct deposit, so you can have your paycheck deposited into your bank account quickly and safely. Direct deposit is the most convenient way to access your travel nursing salary, no matter where your travels may take you.
  • Referral Program: Do you love your travel nursing job with Onward? Spread the word! Refer a friend or colleague to Onward and you’ll be eligible for a bonus of up to $1000. You receive your check after your nursing referral completes a full assignment. Check out our nursing referral page for more details .

Travel Nursing Benefits


Onward offers a wide variety of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan and life insurance. Additional voluntary benefits such as short term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, hospital indemnity, and legal services are also available.

Housing for Travelers

All nurses who travel with Onward Healthcare are provided with free, private, quality housing, located conveniently near your assignment facility. Thanks to our exclusive contracts with the country's largest and most reputable property management companies, we can confidently assure our travelers that wherever their assignments take them, their accommodations will be safe, clean, well-appointed and fully furnished. Get more details on our free travel nurse housing .

Continuing Education and Tuition Discounts

We’re committed to helping you further your career, even when you're on the road. As a traveling nurse with Onward Healthcare, you can earn free contact hours through our partner site,, a fully accredited, leading provider of continuing education for nurses. Read more about nursing CE here.

Considering an additional degree or nursing certificate program? Onward travelers enjoy exclusive discounts from our education partners:

The Service Connection

For your convenience, you will have easy access to your paycheck and other personal information through The Service Connection. This secure, web-based service provides all Onward nurse travelers with real-time information on their timecards, direct deposit details and loyalty points, as well as access to many traveler forms.

Nurse Licensing & Credentialing Assistance

To ensure you meet all compliance and licensing criteria before beginning an assignment, our quality management specialists are ready to help you with every aspect of the credentialing and licensure requirements. Get more details on nurse licensing here .

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