Benefits and Pay

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take a lower hourly pay rate to start in a local assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Should I take a lower hourly pay rate to start in a local assignment?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I’m a new Traveler and I am hoping to take my first assignment locally. I was offered an assignment, but I’m wondering if the wage is low for this area, because it’s less than I get at my current job. Should I take a lower hourly pay rate […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is my base pay high enough?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is my base pay high enough?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’m a med surg nurse with almost two years’ experience. The place I want to go is around Los Angeles and I just got recruited by one of the largest travel companies. My recruiter said there are lots of jobs and gave me quotes with really good money at first. […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are Travel Nurses paid more than perm staff?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are Travel Nurses paid more than perm staff?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I am interested in Travel Nursing, but have a few questions about pay. How do they determine your pay and can you negotiate salary? Are Travel Nurses paid more than perm staff and other nurses who do not travel? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Pay is determined as […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are my options for affordable health insurance as a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What are my options for affordable health insurance as a Travel Nurse?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am interested in traveling, but I have a family and my Travel Nursing agency just sent me an incredibly high quote for covering my family for health insurance. What are my options for affordable health insurance as a Travel Nurse? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: You likely have two […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I know I will earn enough pay Travel Nursing to cover my expenses on the road and back home?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I know I will earn enough pay Travel Nursing to cover my expenses on the road and back home?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I am just starting to consider Travel Nursing jobs and have many questions! My bottom line is making sure my actual cash pay will be enough to cover my travel expenses as well as my current expenses. How do I know I will earn enough pay Travel Nursing […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I believe what you are talking about are two separate categories. There is a GSA rate for both per diem housing and […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: It looks like most Travel Nursing companies’ insurance starts on day 1 of an assignment, so what do I do for health insurance between Travel Nursing assignments? Also, can you get health insurance for spouse, too? Thank you. Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Many travel nursing companies offer insurance coverage […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nursing companies ever post the hourly rate for jobs on their websites?

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 […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: When it comes to pay, are most offers for hospital jobs set in stone? Are companies willing to negotiate Travel Nursing pay? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: In Travel Nursing, many assignments simply pay what they pay. While you may have a little wiggle room on your hourly rate, that […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: What’s a fair hourly pay rate for Travel Nursing? For example, I used to work for $38 per hour. Now I want to travel, and an agency quoted me $20 per hour for Miami. Am I getting ripped off with that pay rate? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you […]