A Labor and Delivery nurse salary is typically around $80,000 per year. Compared to the national average for all nurses ($65,000), this is a great way to do what you love and be very well-compensated! Working in the Labor and Delivery unit requires special training and certifications, making a Labor and Delivery nurse a rare breed. Factors like years of experience, level of education, location of the hospital, and of course whether you are a staff nurse or a travel nurse all impact how much the Labor and Delivery nurse salary will be. Interested in exploring your Labor and Delivery RN job options? trustaff has hundreds of jobs available in all 50 states.
There are currently 29 states that participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which allows nurses to practice in all participating states without getting an additional nursing license. If you live in one of these states and hold your RN license, it immediately opens 28 other states where you could potentitally work, which is great for travel nurses! The participating states are: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Compared to travel nurses, staff nurses often have a higher level of conflict and drama to deal with since they work with the same people every day. They also have to work with the political structure of promotions and raises. Staff nurse politics are a hot issue, often leading to nurse burnout and other motivational issues. Travel nurses, on the other hand, enjoy freedom from most workplace drama. With only a limited time in the hospital, they are less likely to get drawn in to arguments or personal conflicts and can put more energy into patient care.Get Started Today
trustaff is an award-winning travel nursing agency that matches nurses of all different specialties with top-paying travel jobs all across the country. With over 18 years of experience serving nurses and other healthcare professionals, trustaff is ready to help you take your career (and your paycheck) to the next level. Talk to a recruiter today!