Psychiatric Travel Nursing Jobs and Salary

Whether you’re looking for a new way to grow your nursing career, want to explore the country, make more money, or are seeking a change, the world of psych travel nursing jobs at Onward Healthcare opens up a new world of possibilities.

A career as a psych travel nurse gives you the freedom to cross off some of your bucket list items while still making an amazing salary, experiencing new cultures and cities, working with new people, and making new friends.

As a psych travel nurse, your duties won’t change, you’ll just work in different locations and healthcare facilities across the country, usually in a 13-week contract. You’ll still help evaluate patients who are undergoing a psychological evaluation, conduct diagnostic testing, administer medications, and work with a team of healthcare professionals to help create the best path forward for patients suffering from psychological issues.

Travel Psych Nurse Salary:

Earn up to $3,372/week

According to, the average salary for a full-time psych nurse is $71,599, or $1,377 a week. Psych travel nurses, on the other hand, make a considerable amount more than on-staff psych nurses, meanwhile performing the exact same duties. For example, a psych travel nurse's weekly salary falls between $1,202 and $3,372 depending on experience and location. This equates to about $43,836 for a 13-week assignment, the most common travel contract length with Onward Healthcare. 

Do I Qualify to be a Psych Travel Nurse?

If you’ve graduated from an accredited nursing program and have a minimum of 1-year of professional experience in a professional setting, you’re qualified to enter the world of psych travel nursing. Some hospitals and healthcare facilities require additional years of experience. Although, our team can ensure you have completed all the travel nursing requirements to begin.

Have questions? No problem. Our recruiters are standing by to help you completely understand the process and answer any questions about psych travel nursing jobs. Simply contact us today for more information.

Now is the Time to Begin Traveling

No matter your reason for exploring a career as a psych travel nurse, you’ll find a home at American Mobile. We will help you with the entire process of finding the perfect assignment for you. We will listen to your needs, location preferences, and help with credentialing, like helping you obtain a nursing license, accommodations, and travel arrangements. You simply bring the love you have caring for patients and let us take care of the rest.

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*Disclaimer: Wages for psych 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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