Travel Nurse Housing in Ohio

May 30, 2023

It may be surprising, but Ohio is one of the most popular states for travel nurses. It is often seen as one of America’s flyover states, but it has so much to offer if you are interested in travel nursing. Not only are their top-tier medical facilities in the three C’s (Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus), but there are activities and attractions regardless of your interests or hobbies.  

Do you love sports? You can find any professional sporting event in the state of Ohio. Additionally, you can tour the Professional Football Hall of Fame. Do you enjoy amusement parks? You can check out Cedar Point, Kings Island, and  Six Flags! If you love museums and art, you can check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Toledo Museum of Art, or Cincinnati Museum Center. If you are more of an outdoor lover, you can check out Hocking Hills, Ohio Caverns, or Ohio’s many zoos and botanical gardens.  

If you are waiting for your sign to check out travel nurse opportunities in Ohio, here it is! It doesn’t matter what your interests you will find what you are looking for in Ohio. Check out Advantis Medical and the available opportunities in Ohio.  

How much does a travel nurse make in Ohio?

It is no secret that travel nurses often earn more than staff nurses, so if you are curious about how much a travel nurse makes in Ohio versus a staff nurse, here is a little breakdown. Travel nurses in Ohio earn roughly $2,428 weekly and $132,700 over the course of the year prior to taxes. Ohio staff nurses make approximately $1,570 weekly, equating to $85,900 annually before taxes.

Their take-home pay also depends on which part of Ohio they work in. Staff nurses in Cincinnati and Toledo earn the most, and travel nurses in Toledo and Cleveland make the most in Ohio. So, if you are interested in traveling to Ohio and want to transition into travel nursing, now is the time to spruce up your resume and submit it!  

Types of short-term housing for travel nurses in Ohio

  1. Extended Stay Hotels

Renting an extended-stay hotel is an excellent accommodation for the travel nurse who isn’t looking for much space but still wants some amenities. Not only do you have onsite housekeeping and some laundry services, but you will also have access to any restaurants, gyms, or pools available in your hotel. Additionally, parking is often free and onsite.  

  1. Room Rentals

Renting a room in someone’s home or apartment is a great option if you are looking for more space than an extended-stay hotel and are looking for common areas like a kitchen and living space. You will also have access to the amenities in your complex or neighborhood.  

  1. Apartment or Condo Rentals

Apartments or condos are an optimal option for a single traveler or travel nurses traveling together. You will have more freedom to find living quarters that meet your needs, but this option can be a bit pricey if you are renting alone.  

  1. House or Townhouse Rentals

A house or townhouse rental can be a perfect rental property for groups of travelers or families that are traveling together. You will have adequate space in this type of rental, but be aware you may have fewer amenities than in an extended-stay hotel, apartment, or condo.

  1. RV or Camper

If you own your own camper or RV, there are numerous campgrounds that you can stay in for the duration of your contract. This is a lucrative housing option if you plan on travel nursing for a long time. There are options to hire out the towing of your camper if you don’t own a vehicle big enough to handle the towing. However, this may not be the best option if your travel contract is in the winter months.

How much does housing for travel nurses in Ohio cost?

There are a wide variety of prices for rental properties in Ohio, and you will find more expensive luxury rentals in the bigger cities. Still, there are more affordable options as well. On average, a studio rental in Ohio will run $580, not including fees, taxes, or utilities. A single-bedroom rental will cost around $600 before fees, taxes, and utilities. If you are looking for two or more bedrooms in your rental, expect to pay anywhere between $790-1067 a month.  

Factors affecting affordable housing for travel nurses in Ohio

  1. Location
  1. Length of Stay
  1. Season of Rental
  1. Amenities
  1. Available Discounts
  1. Size of Rental
  1. Roommates

When looking for travel nurse housing in Ohio, you have two options: you can receive a housing stipend and find your accommodations on your own or live in agency-placed housing. Each option has pros and cons, so let’s consider which option will work for you!

If you choose to take a housing stipend, you will be responsible for finding and booking your housing from start to finish. This gives you the freedom to live where you want and move into your rental property on your own schedule as long as it is available. Additionally, if you find accommodations that come in under budget, you can keep the extra money if you have a tax home (a permanent address, not P.O. Box); otherwise, the stipend will be taxed like income. However, if you choose a housing stipend, you will be responsible for all rental costs, including deposits and other fees. Additionally, if your contract ends early and you need to break your lease, you will be responsible for the costs of breaking your lease. This option is ideal if you are traveling with other travel nurses or you are going to be living in your camper or RV.  

If finding your own housing sounds overwhelming, choosing agency-placed accommodation is right for you. Most travel nurse agencies have their own internal housing departments that will guide you through the process. This option will reduce your upfront costs like deposits because the agency often has a long-term rental set up, and they will rotate travel nurses through the rental for their contracted time. A major downfall of this practice means you will have limited time before and after your contract to move in, move out, and explore your new city. A significant benefit of agency-placed housing is that you are not responsible for any costs if your contract ends early.  

Where to find short-term rentals for travel nurses in Ohio


Airbnb is not just a short-term vacation rental website; you can also search for extended stay rentals. Using this tool will provide you with some unique living quarters you may not find on your typical housing search sites. There are over 1,000 long-term rental properties in Ohio. Each listing provides any additional fees you will incur and what amenities are included.  

You could stay in a lakefront house, a cabin in the woods, or even a treehouse! Why not make your whole travel nursing experience an adventure?  

Searching for a short-term rental property on provides a plethora of options. In the state of Ohio, there are almost 40,000 apartment listings. You will find whatever you want in a rental with that many options. You can refine your search based on your must-have amenities and price. The listings provide numerous photos and floor plans for your rental. Additionally, the listing has any extra fees you can expect and what lease options are available. You will also get a detailed map of what points of interest are in your neighborhood and what transportation is available to you!

Travel Nurse Housing  

If you aren’t sure which type of rental you are looking for, using Travel Nurse Housing is a great search tool for you. You will find extended-stay hotels, rooms for rent, and entire units. Each rental is color coded on the map, so you know exactly what you are looking at before opening the rental listing. Each listing reveals which amenities, furnishings, and utensils are included in your rental. You will also find out if there is a minimum stay requirement or additional fees on top of the rental cost.  


Searching for your rental property on Zillow will give you 7,000 different rental properties in Ohio. These properties range from condos to townhouses to houses. Each listing will provide you with a layout of the property, photos, and a list of amenities. Additionally, you will find when the rental property is available to rent. Are you looking for a garage or a pool? You can refine your search only to show properties with your must-have amenities.  

Find your next travel nurse assignment with Advantis Medical

If exploring Hocking Hills, riding roller coasters at Cedar Point, or cheering on the Browns, Bengals, Cavaliers, Reds, or Blue Jackets strikes your fancy, see what opportunities in Ohio await you!

Browse exclusive travel job openings from the #1 rated travel nurse agency. You can choose to work with one of our dedicated Pro Recruiters and receive top-notch, white-glove service, or express your interest in specific jobs directly on our individual job pages.  Start your next adventure today by searching for travel nurse jobs in Ohio.

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