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ICU Nurse Jobs Salary Insights
Average ICU Nurse Salary
The average salary for a ICU Nurse is $45.09 per hour. This is 2% higher than the nursing US average of $44.04.
Last updated on December 10, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.
ICU Nurse Jobs FAQs
What hospitals currently have the most ICU Nurse job opportunities?
Does Vivian have any per diem Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 24 jobs listed for per diem Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $65 per hour on average and up to $92 per hour for the highest-paying role.
Does Vivian have any local contract Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 231 listings for local contract Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $56 per hour on average, and up to $85 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Does Vivian have any travel Nursing jobs?
As of Monday, December 11th 2023, Vivian has 8,804 listings for travel Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $2,176 per hour on average, and up to $4,722 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a ICU Nurse?
Take a look at Vivian's ICU Nurse Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is an ICU Nurse?
ICU nursing is a rewarding career choice and not just because of the opportunity to help patients who are suffering from critical illness or are in a rapidly deteriorating condition. To successfully navigate the ICU requires exceptional attention to detail, and expert knowledge regarding advanced technology and pathophysiology of disease processes, often leading nurses to seek out additional education, training, and certification.
Which certifications are best for Intensive Care Unit nurses?
Some healthcare employers may prefer intensive care unit nurses job candidates with Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certification in Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult), AACN Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K Adult), AACN Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (PCCN-K), Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN), Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN) or Adult Certified ECMO Specialist (CES-A), and some may even require specific professional certifications.The CACCN Certified Nurse in Critical Care (CNCC) is available if you are a nurse residing in Canada.
How does having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult) increase my value as a Intensive Care Unit nurse job candidate?
Having a AACN Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-Adult) validates your knowledge and skills as a intensive care unit nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.