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Tag: Benefits and Pay

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I financially survive a start date delay?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I financially survive a start date delay?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, My start date was just pushed back two weeks and this has messed up my financial situation. Any advice on a company that can get me quick per-diem shifts to supplement these two weeks? I’m in Petaluma, CA and looking for any company that may be able to help […]

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: How do Travel Nurses maintain health insurance if working with multiple companies?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do Travel Nurses maintain health insurance if working with multiple companies?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am just starting my research into Travel Nursing. How do Travel Nurses maintain health insurance if working with multiple companies? Do companies require a certain amount of completed or signed contracts to get insurance? Not sure how it works. Thanks for your help! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Health […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will I make enough money Travel Nursing to pay my mortgage back home?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Will I make enough money Travel Nursing to pay my mortgage back home?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, David! I grew up as a military kid so I love traveling and Travel Nursing is one of my goals. My biggest fear is that traveling will not allow me to pay my mortgage at home and regular bills. One person I talked to said they only make $22/hour […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hello! My question is, do staffing companies offer insurance to spouses too? My partner and I are potentially interested in Travel Nursing — he is an ICU RN and I am an RD. I’ve found information about many Travel Nurse staffing agencies offering insurance for the RN, but is it […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does taking company housing affect my pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How does taking company housing affect my pay?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi, I’m looking to try Travel Nursing for the first time. Can you tell me: How does taking company housing affect my pay? If I have the agency set housing up for me does it reduce my weekly pay? Also, I will be bringing my family (husb and and two […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: What pays more — per diem or Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: What pays more — per diem or Travel Nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Dear David, I love my per diem position in Arizona — I am able to have maximum flexibility and still maintain full-time hours. Now though, I’d like to move to Nashville, Tennessee. How can I maximize my pay and my flexibility? In my experience per diem pays great, but is […]

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend  and  per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend and per diem?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Is it better for tax purposes to take company housing or the stipend and per diem? Do you take the company-provided housing from your company? Also, who’s your favorite agency and why? Thanks on all counts! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Your question is really hard to address from a […]

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: 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 […]