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Travel Nursing Salary

How much money do travel nurses make?

The most common reason experienced RNs consider travel nursing: pay. Travelers can typically earn higher compensation than permanent staff nurses. Here you will find resources that explain why, as well as how travel nurse salaries are often structured, and how medical insurance benefits are handled.

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How Does Travel Nurse Pay Work?

Healthcare facilities desperately need travel nurses to fill open positions and care for their patients. Therefore, travel nurses are typically paid very well compared to their permanent peers.

To attract travelers, these facilities need to pay an above-average rate.

Then add in the tax-free money that you may be eligible to receive for housing, meals, and incidentals. Some companies also offer reimbursements for transportation. This money is yours to spend however you’d like to pay for the costs associated with being away from home.

Pay attention to whether or not a contract offers signing or completion bonuses, if you can earn overtime pay, or if you can earn more during holiday shifts. When you think about everything that goes into a travel nursing salary, be sure to add together these additional incentives that aren’t usually offered to permanent staff nurses. Travel nurses are in high demand, so take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Learn more about life as a travel nurse with the Travel Nurse Academy from Tailored Healthcare Staffing.

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Do I Get Medical Insurance and Benefits as a Travel Nurse?

Most travel nursing agencies will offer you medical insurance benefits.

However, the quality and coverage of these benefits vary greatly from company to company. Be sure to compare the benefits offered by various travel agencies and understand what type of coverage you want and need.

Ask how these benefits will affect your compensation package, as well as what the rules are regarding coverage between contracts. If you elect to take time off during or between assignments, you may not be covered during that period.

Other benefits that travel nursing companies should offer include license reimbursement, 401(k) programs, weekly pay, and bonus programs, among other perks.

The best agencies will offer good medical insurance and benefits plans.

Learn more about life as a travel nurse with the Travel Nurse Academy from Tailored Healthcare Staffing.