Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites?
Ask a Travel Nurse Question:
Hi David, Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites?
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
I do not know of any company that does this and could probably tell you the reason.
To do this, a company would have to factor in MANY variables such as, if you were participating in their “tax advantage program, if you were taking a stipend rather than housing, and even how many deductions you would claim on your W2. When you add to that, that the rates could change, which would require constant updating from their IT department, and you should be able to see why no company I know of does this.
Plus, if they did, you might be tempted to just pick the highest hourly, which is NOT always your best compensation package.
I think the companies are actually wise NOT to do this as no “hourly rate” can exist in a vacuum. There are too many other factors that can influence your total compensation on any given assignment.
Sorry I couldn’t answer your question directly, but hopefully you understand why just shopping rates could actually prevent you from making the best deal.