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Highest Paying Cities for Travel Nurses 2020-2021

Oct 14, 2020
The Trusted Team

Through thousands of data points collected from travel nurses all around the country, we’ve been able to rank the top three cities for travel nurses within each state of the United States. Below, you’ll find the best nursing pay packages per week by city; this resource is particularly useful if you’re looking to maximize your travel nurse pay on your next assignment.

That said, don’t forget that there are other benefits to working as a travel nurse aside from a higher nursing salary alone! We've also created a list of the most popular travel nursing destinations of 2020-2021.

Top Cities Ranked by Travel Nurse Salary

Alabama

  • Birmingham - $1,815/week
  • Alabaster - $1,761/week
  • Enterprise - $1,535/week

Alaska

  • Juno - $2,444/week
  • Sitka - $2,344/week
  • Anchorage - $2,291/week

Arizona

  • Goodyear - $2,420/week
  • Fort Defiance - $2,207/week
  • Scottsdale - $2,181/week 

Arkansas

  • Mountain Home - $3,288/week
  • Arkadelphia - $2,332/week
  • Conway - $2,245/week

California

  • Sacramento - $5,148/week
  • Imperial - $3,714/week
  • Moreno Valley - $3,504/week 

Colorado

  • Wheat Ridge - $2,390/week
  • Highlands Ranch - $2,305/week
  • Aurora - $2,210/week

Connecticut

  • Greenwich - $2,920/week
  • New Haven - $2,758/week
  • Bridgeport - $2,696/week 

Delaware

  • Hockessin - $1,834/week
  • Milford - $1,591/week
  • Seaford - $1,440/week

Florida

  • Lakeland - $3,905/week
  • Daytona Beach - $2,995/week
  • Sun City Center - $2,522/week

Georgia

  • Toccoa - $5,059/week
  • Thomasville - $4,176/week
  • Columbus - $3,929/week

Hawaii

  • Wailuku - $2,267/week
  • Honolulu - $2,147/week
  • Kamuela - $2,052/week

Idaho

  • Idaho Falls - $2,076/week
  • Boise - $1,959/week
  • Lewiston - $1,928/week

Illinois

  • Waukegan - $2,867/week
  • Woodstock - $2,517/week
  • Belleville - $2,508/week

Indiana

  • Avon - $4,133/week
  • Mishawaka - $2,322/week
  • Bloomington - $2,312/week

Iowa

  • Iowa City - $2,009/week
  • Spencer - $2,023/week
  • West Burlington - $2,150/week

Kansas

  • Overland Park - $2,009/week
  • Wichita - $1,996/week
  • Lola - $1,884/week

Kentucky

  • Lexington - $2,270/week
  • Frankfurt - $1,923/week
  • Bowling Green - $1,793/week

Louisiana

  • Houma - $3,946/week
  • Kenner - $2,920/week
  • Shreveport - $2,377/week

Maine

  • York - $2,346/week
  • Ellsworth - $2,148/week
  • Bangor - $2,088/week

Maryland

  • Baltimore - $2,371/week
  • Bethesda - $2,349/week
  • Baltimore - $2,315/week

Massachusetts

  • Dorchester - $2,574/week
  • Springfield - $2,386/week
  • Marlborough - $2,326/week

Michigan

  • Shelby - $3,455/week
  • Howell - $2,986/week
  • Beverly Hills - $2,648/week

Minnesota

  • Little Falls - $2,297/week
  • Roseau - $2,104/week
  • Worthington - $2,102/week

Mississippi

  • Greenville - $2,049/week
  • Gulfport - $2,027/week
  • Hattiesburg - $1,962/week

Missouri

  • Cape Girardeau - $2,670/week
  • Mexico - $2,247/week
  • Lake St. Louis - $2,124/week

Montana

  • Kalispell - $2,943/week
  • Great Falls - $2,297/week
  • Sidney - $2,248/week

Nebraska

  • North Platte - $2,448/week
  • Hastings - $2,123/week
  • Hebron - $2,090/week

Nevada

  • Reno - $2,395/week
  • Los Vegas - $2,284/week
  • Ely - $1,747/week

New Hampshire

  • Derry - $2,272/week
  • Dover - $2,145/week
  • Portsmouth - $2,063/week

New Jersey

  • Montclair - $2,842/week
  • Rockleigh - $2,561/week
  • Willingboro - $2,308/week

New Mexico

  • Ruidoso - $2,915/week
  • Albuquerque - $2,458/week
  • Taos - $2,331/week

New York

  • Port Jefferson - $4,614/week
  • Valley Stream - $4,610/week
  • Astoria - $4,564/week

North Carolina

  • Whiteville - $2,148/week
  • Spruce Pine - $2,060/week
  • Brevard - $2,052/week

North Dakota

  • Bismarck - $2,350/week
  • Devils Lake - $2,283/week
  • Fargo - $2,266 /week

Ohio

  • Hamilton - $2,735/week
  • Chillicothe - $2,418/week
  • Cleveland - $2,324/week

Oklahoma

  • Woodward - $2,284/week
  • Shawnee - $2,228/week
  • Oklahoma City - $2,139/week

Oregon

  • Salem - $2,482/week
  • McMinnville - $2,466/week
  • Clackamas - $2,447/week

Pennsylvania

  • Lebanon - $2,941/week
  • Harrisburg - $2,554/week
  • East Stroudsburg - $2,431/week

Rhode Island

  • Providence - $2,435/week
  • North Providence - $2,404/week
  • Westerly - $2,375/week

South Carolina

  • Summerville - $2,117/week
  • Myrtle - $2,091/week
  • Walterboro - $2,013/week

South Dakota

  • Rapid City - $2,514/week
  • Spearfish - $2,020/week
  • Deadwood - $1,777/week

Tennessee

  • Memphis - $2,530/week
  • Columbia - $2,223/week
  • Lebanon - $2,149/week

Texas

  • Mansfield - $3,587/week
  • Denton - $2,513/week
  • Richardson - $2,469/week

Utah

  • North Logan - $2,410/week
  • Salt Lake City - $2,245/week
  • Draper - $2,170/week

Vermont

  • St. Johnsbury - $2,251/week
  • Newport - $2,194/week
  • White River Jct - $2,168/week

Virginia

  • Salem - $2,308/week
  • Dulles - $2,256/week
  • South Hill - $2,250/week

Washington

  • Chewelah - $4,086/week
  • Auburn - $3,616/week
  • Bellevue - $2,705/week 

Washington, D.C. 

  • Washington, D.C. - $2,007/week

West Virginia

  • Weirton - $2,482/week
  • Saint Albans - $1,878/week
  • Martinsburg - $1,734/week

Wisconsin

  • Oconomowoc - $2,371/week
  • Wausau - $2,175/week
  • Columbus - $2,174/week

Wyoming

  • Casper - $2,332/week
  • Lander - $2,322/week
  • Laramie - $2,290/week 

If you’re already an experienced travel nurse, we hope this list might help point you in the direction of your next assignment. If you haven’t tried travel nursing yet but are interested in giving it a go, perhaps the above list has given you a little more motivation!

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