August has been a great month for travel nurses and there has been a massive increase in the number of jobs available across the country. The top three states with the highest increase in the percentage of travel nurse jobs were Hawaii, Kentucky, and Iowa.
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94% increase in jobs in August
Hawaii has historically been a difficult place to find a high paying travel job that can cover the cost of living, but now is the time to take advantage. Hawaii has seen a 22.8% pay increase, with an average weekly salary of $1,860. Top recruited specialties for travel nursing in Hawaii include RN-ICU, RN-Med Surg, RN-PACU, RT & RRT.
Top Cities in Hawaii
85.3% increase in jobs in August
Kentucky hasn’t always been known for its high paying jobs, but they have also had a 22.8% increase in pay rates, with the average weekly salary being $1860 per week. High pay, coupled with low cost of living makes these jobs highly sought after. The top recruited specialties for Kentucky were RN-Med Surg, RN-Tele, RN- Intermediate Care, RN-PCU.
Top Cities in Kentucky
132.6% increase in jobs in August
Iowa saw the highest increase in travel nursing jobs in August. Their needs have sky-rocketed and cost of living can be pretty affordable. Average pay in Iowa is $1,752 per week, with some facilities paying several hundred dollars more. If needs stay this high, expect rates to increase to attract more travel nurses to Iowa. The most desired specialties in Iowa are RN-Med Surg, RN-ICU, RN- Tele, RN-ED, RT, Surg Tech.
Top Cities in Iowa
Which States are Hiring Travel Nurses?
California, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina are the states with the most demand right now.