Travel Telemetry Nurse salaries in California

Average Travel Telemetry Nurse Salary

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$2,813/week

The average salary for a Travel Telemetry Nurse in California is $2,813 per week. This is 11% higher than the US average of $2,501.

Estimate based on 4723 active jobs in the last 90 days.

What cities in California pay the most for Travel Telemetry Nurses?

CityAverage Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
Hanford, California$4,389$4,389
Redlands, California$4,115$4,115
Fall River Mills, California$4,040$5,200
Lower Lake, California$3,923$3,923
Duarte, California$3,828$5,080
Portola, California$3,815$3,815
Los Gatos, California$3,796$4,072
Visalia, California$3,787$4,300
Camarillo, California$3,734$3,734
Fort Bragg, California$3,623$4,448

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How does the pay for Travel Telemetry Nurses in California compare to nearby states?

Average Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
Wyoming$2,983$3,699
Montana$2,883$3,600
Oregon$2,826$4,838
Nevada$2,803$3,780
Washington$2,731$4,716
New Mexico$2,472$3,357
Arizona$2,435$3,618
Idaho$2,390$3,726
Utah$2,195$3,600
Colorado$2,141$3,628

What are the highest paying Employers and Agencies for Travel Telemetry Nurse jobs in California?

Average Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
GQR Healthcare$4,286$5,264
PRIDE Health$4,268$4,433
Gifted Healthcare$4,130$4,130
Corratel Healthcare$4,088$4,193
LRS Healthcare - Travel Nursing$4,019$4,571
Nationwide Therapy Group$3,840$3,840
Pioneer Healthcare$3,794$4,018
Ink - A Healthcare Staffing Co.$3,780$3,780
Aptiva Healthcare$3,780$3,780
PRN Healthcare$3,739$4,116

Top Travel Telemetry Nurse Jobs

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
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  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,900/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry

  • Alameda, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
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  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,643/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Antioch, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
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Travel
1 day ago

$3,430/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Telemetry

  • Porterville, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
Travel
1 day ago

$3,044/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Med Surg / Telemetry

  • Mercy Hospital Downtown
  • Bakersfield, CA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Nights
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
1 day ago

$3,042/wk

Frequently asked questions

What is a Telemetry RN?

Telemetry nurses are a type of progressive care nurse who must have a high degree of technical expertise and advanced medical knowledge to effectively work with patients at high risk for complications. Due to their technical skills and specialized knowledge, telemetry RNs are solidly in demand and well paid. They most often work at hospitals in telemetry or step-down units, but they also may be employed by clinical, outpatient, and long-term care facilities. Work setting is just one factor that influences the salary of telemetry RNs.

Telemetry nurses are registered nurses who specialize in using a variety of technical medical equipment to monitor a patient's heart rhythms, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, respiration, and other vital data. They care for patients who’ve left intensive care units but require close monitoring of their vital signs to detect any potential signs of distress. Telemetry nurses also perform traditional nursing duties.

To work in telemetry, you must first complete the educational requirements to become a registered nurse. These include earning a two-year associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). However, many facilities prefer telemetry nurses with a BSN. All graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed RNs.

How a Telemetry RN salary is based

As with any nursing profession, factors such as years of experience, work setting, and the state and city where the facility is located can have significant impacts on how a telemetry RN is compensated. Entry-level nurses earn lower base salaries than experienced nurses and nurses who work in hospitals tend to earn more than those who work in outpatient settings.

Certain states and cities consistently have higher base salaries for telemetry nurses. California is frequently the highest paying state for telemetry nurses, but other states on the West and East Coasts and in the New England area also pay higher than others. Many southern states and North Central states often have lower base salaries. However, states with lower salaries also usually have lower costs of living.

Telemetry nurses need the same bedside skills as other registered nurses, but you need additional skills, including running stress tests and utilizing an electrocardiogram machine to monitor a patient’s heart. You must also be skilled at interpreting this data and know when to start standard interventions to stabilize the patient. If you already possess these essential skills, it could influence your base salary.

Relevant certifications can also play a role. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification provides you with the training to effectively respond if a patient goes into cardiac arrest. Many healthcare facilities require this certification and may require telemetry certification. Required certifications may not have any bearing on your base salary, but if a certification isn’t required, get it to boost your knowledge and your base telemetry RN salary.

How to increase your Telemetry RN salary

Furthering your education is generally a guaranteed way to increase your telemetry nursing salary. Gaining a Master of Science in Nursing also opens the door to an advanced practice role, such as a telemetry nurse practitioner. APRN positions also give your salary a boost.

Telemetry RNs should always consider pursuing one or more professional certifications to enhance their professional credibility and demonstrate their higher level of clinical competence, which should earn an increased salary. The National Telemetry Association offers certification after passing the Telemetry Certification in Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation exam. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) also offers two options applicable to telemetry.

You're eligible to take the Progressive Care Certified Nurse exam after either working directly with acutely ill patients for 1,750 hours over a two-year span or 2,000 hours over a five-year span. The CCRN-E is a specialty certification for nurses who primarily care for acutely/critically ill patients in a centralized or remotely based teleICU setting. You can sit for this exam after completing 1,750 hours in a teleICU or a combination of teleICU and direct patient care of acutely/critically ill adult patients in a two-year span or completing 2,000 hours in a five-year span. Both certifications are available to telemetry RNs or APRNs.