June 7, 2023

Increases, decreases to periop travel nurse pay

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

As of June 1, there were 125,937 active RN travel jobs on the Vivian Health platform, a national healthcare hiring marketplace, the June 7 Becker’s Hospital Review reports.

Perioperative specialties with the largest increases and decreases in average weekly travel nurse pay in May, compared to April, were:

  • Preoperative—April $2,482.62 vs May $2,596.94, 4.60% increase
  • SICU-surgical intensive care—April $2,519.51 vs May $2,610.62, 3.62% increase
  • Ambulatory surgery—April $2,665.46 vs May 2,462.88, 7.60% decrease
  • GI lab—April $2,764.49 vs May $2,617.81, 5.31% decrease.

For jobs available on Vivian as of June 6, the average weekly salary for a travel OR nurse is $2,580, but can pay up to $6,030 per week.

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