Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Travel Nursing Jobs and Salary

Intensive care unit nursing jobs are in demand. A large percentage of the nation’s hospitals are in need of intensive care unit nurses, making travel ICU nurses one of the most in-demand nursing specialties.

Onward Healthcare has thousands of ICU nursing jobs around the country, and our recruiters can match you with the ideal position to meet your needs.

ICU Travel Nurse Salary: Earn up to $4,400/week

According to, a full-time ICU nurse make an average salary of $81,837, which comes out to around $1,689 per week. Comparatively, an ICU travel nurse with Onward can make anywhere from $1,190 to $4,400 per week, depending on experience, location, and facility requirements. The most common travel assignment length is 13 weeks, which means an ICU travel nurse could earn up to $57,200.

Our travel nurses also enjoy free private housing or housing stipend, travel reimbursements, health insurance, and tons of other benefits. Ask about our guaranteed pay and overtime bonus programs.

ICU Travel Nurse Job Description

ICU nurses typically work in critical care units within a hospital or healthcare facility. Intensive care unit nursing jobs require RNs to care for patients with life-threatening conditions, often caused by trauma or some type of accident. ICU nurses perform patient assessments, implement care and more.

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*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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