Travel Nurse Practitioner Salary Guide

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) will increase by 40% between 2021 and 2031. Due to the growing need for these specialized nurses, nurse practitioner jobs should be plentiful now and into the future. A thorough understanding of nurse practitioner salary trends can help you assess the competitiveness of wages and make decisions regarding a specialty to pursue and where to look for work.

Average Travel Nurse Practitioner Salary


The average salary for a Travel Nurse Practitioner is $2,916 per week.

Last updated on April 18, 2024. Based on 14 active jobs on in the last 7 days.

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Become a Travel Nurse

Travel nurses fill vacant roles in hospitals, clinics and other facilities on a temporary basis. They may work in different metropolitan areas, states or regions anywhere in the country with the proper credentials.

Generally, travel nurse practitioner jobs pay more than permanent NP positions because employers need experienced healthcare professionals to fill vacancies when faced with various staffing issues. Vivian’s average travel nurse practitioner salary was $2,707 per week in mid-October 2022, roughly 26% more than the average pay for permanent positions based on a 40-hour work week.

Besides a sizable pay increase, travel nurses enjoy more freedom and flexibility and experience new places while providing much-needed patient care. The temporary nature of travel nursing jobs also means less worry about workplace politics and stress.

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Travel Nurse Practitioner FAQs

What professional certifications can potentially increase my salary as a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners can specialize in several fields, so numerous certifications may potentially increase your salary or qualify you for roles with greater responsibilities and better wages. Several accrediting agencies offer numerous professional certificates by specialty, including:

  • AANPCB Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (A-GNP)

  • AACN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (ACNPC-AG)

  • ANCC Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (AGPCNP-BC)

  • ANCC Adult NP (ANP-BC)

  • ANCC Emergency NP-Board Certified (ENP-BC)

  • PNCB Pediatric Acute Care NP (CPNP-AC)

  • PNCB Pediatric Primary Care NP (CPNP-PC)

  • PNCB Pediatric NP - Acute Care (PNP-AC)

  • PNCB Pediatric NP - Primary Care (PNP-PC)

  • ANCC Family NP (FNP-BC)

  • AANP Family NP (FNP-C)

  • CBUNA Certified Urologic NP (CUNP)

  • NNCC Certified Nephrology Nurse NP (CNN-NP)

  • ABCM Cardiovascular NP (CVNP-BC)

  • ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP-BC)

  • Family Planning NP (FPNP)

  • Womens Health Care NP (WHNP-BC)

  • ONCB Orthopaedic NP (ONP-C)

  • AANP Emergency NP (ENP-C)

  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN)

Can earning a degree improve my salary as a Nurse Practitioner?

Yes, advanced education often opens new career paths that usually lead to higher salaries. Nurse practitioners may benefit financially from pursuing a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).