Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Travel Nursing Jobs and Salary

Searching for NICU travel nursing jobs? Traveling neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses provide highly-specialized care for newborns in hospitals across the country. Thanks to Onward Healthcare’s extensive connections with healthcare employers and our exclusive contracts, our recruiters can help you find the ideal NICU nursing job.

NICU Travel Nurse Salary: Earn up to


How much do NICU travel nurses make? According to, a full-time NICU nurse working in a single facility makes an average yearly salary of around $79,422, or $1,527 per week.

On the other hand, NICU travel nurses with Onward Healthcare tend to earn $1,330 to $3,980 per week for performing the exact same duties as a permanent NICU nurse. This means that for the common 13-week travel assignment, a NICU travel nurse could make up to $51,740, and that doesn't even include benefits like free housing, full benefits, and tons more perks.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursing Job Description

Neonatal intensive care unit nurses are essential members of intensive care units within hospitals and healthcare facilities. NICU nurses provide critical care to premature and sick newborns. NICU nursing job duties include monitoring infants’ vital signs, providing nutrients and medication and working with physicians on treatment plans.

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*Disclaimer: Wages for NICU travel nursing 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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