Salary of a PICU Nurse

PICU Travel Nurse SalaryAs you contemplate whether the pediatric intensive care unit is the right path for your nursing career, you’ll want to know more about the salary you can expect. 

According to, the average Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) salary in the United States is $71,614 as of March 26, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $64,532 and $77,810. reports a slightly higher annual average salary for PICU nurses. According to their data, collected as of March 2020, the average annual salary for PICU nurses is $81,000.

How can you earn even more as a PICU nurse? 

 A career as a PICU travel nurse will put you on the road to more pay and more adventures. 

Flexibility is one of the main perks of travel nursing. Not only will you find it flexible in terms of where and when you work, but you’ll find flexibility in the pay. 

Need extra money for holidays, to pay off student loans, or save for a special vacation? Certain travel nurse assignments offer sign-on bonuses, completion bonuses and extra money if you work a certain shift or holidays. That extra earning potential is in addition to the typical benefits you’ll receive. 


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