Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Travel Nursing Jobs and Salary

We know firsthand how big of an impact the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) travel nurses make in hospitals across the country. The flexibility to work in both outpatient facilities and hospitals is a testament to the profession. PACU nurses monitor and care for patients who undergo anesthesia during surgical procedures and are needed in hospitals across the nation. With so many new travel opportunities for PACU nurses, you can basically write your own ticket to success. Whether your motivation is to grow your nursing resume, see the country, or simply need a change of pace, the world of travel nursing with American Mobile is an ideal path for you. Our PACU travel nurses often comment that travel nursing allows them to do so many things on their own personal bucket list. Ultimately, we take the guessing game out of the hiring process and immediately get your name on the desks of the nation’s most highly sought after facilities.

PACU Travel Nurse Salary:

Earn up to $4,200/week

As a PACU travel nurse, you'll perform the exact same duties as a full-time PACU nurse, yet make a significant amount more. PACU travel nurses with AMN Healthcare make between $1,100 and $4,200 a week depending on location and experience. This equates to upwards of $54,600 for a 13-week assignment. On the other hand. a full-time PACU nurse makes an average annual salary of about $87,200 according to, which shakes out to around $1,677 per week.


*Disclaimer: Wages for CVICU 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.

How Do I Qualify to be a PACU Travel Nurse?

To qualify to work as a PACU travel nurse, an RN must have a nursing degree from an accredited school and have at least ten months of on the job work experience. It’s as simple as that. If you have these minimum requirements, our recruiters are standing by to help you find the assignment you can't wait to take!

We’re Ready to Help!

There’s never been a better time to explore the amazing world of travel nursing. As the leading travel nursing company in the U.S., AMN Healthcare has relationships with the most respected healthcare providers in the nation, giving you the flexibility you need to fulfill any career goal as a PACU travel nurse.


We know you have something special to share with patients, so let’s connect and find the perfect niche for your skills and personal growth.


To find out more about PACU travel nursing jobs, connect with a recruiter by completing the form on the right of this page. We look forward to helping you make your nursing dreams come true.

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