The average weekly travel nurse pay in August in the U.S. was $3,045, down 7.4 percent from $3,270 during the same month in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.

The report, which was shared with Becker’s, is based on proprietary data of job postings on Vivian Health in August.

When taking a broad month-over-month view of 2022, average travel nurse pay is declining and coming back to last year’s levels, according to Vivian Health. The national healthcare hiring marketplace cited two reasonings behind this trend: a shift away from travel roles and toward permanent nursing roles, and less federal funding toward hospitals and health systems for large travel contracts.

As of Sept. 13, there have been 765,075 active travel nurse jobs on the Vivian Health platform nationwide in the last 90 days.

Connecticut rates 9 overall for average traveling nurse pay increase, with weekly pay in 2022 up 7.85% ($3,021) from 2021 ($2,784), beating out state averages for Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Tennessee, among others.

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