Psychiatric Travel Nursing Jobs and Salary

A career as a travel psychiatric 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.

Maximize Your Income as a Travel Psych Nurse with AMN Healthcare

Earn up to $2,801/week*

According to, the average salary for a psych nurse is $71,599, or $1,377 a week. As a Psych travel nurses, your weekly salary could fall between $1,202 and $2,801* depending on experience and location. Medical, dental and vision are just the tip of the iceberg. As a travel healthcare professional with AMN Healthcare, you have access to a number of discounts designed to support your daily life as well as your overall health and well-being. 

*Disclaimer: Wages for Psychiatric 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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How to Get Started as a Psychiatric RN

Explore the Nationwide Psychiatric Travel Nursing Opportunities

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.

If you are inquiring about an assignment and need an out of state nursing license, our team can ensure you have completed all the travel nursing requirements to begin. 


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