Travel Nursing Salary and Pay

Everything travel nurses need to know about travel nursing pay, including negotiating, evaluating, and comparing travel nursing pay packages, and tax free money. There are over 60 articles in this blog category!

Negotiating Travel Nursing Overtime Pay

How to Negotiate Travel Nursing Overtime Pay: Video

This video demonstrates the importance of negotiating an Extra Time Rate for your travel nursing pay package. It describes the difference between contracted time, overtime and extra time, so travel nurses can approach their negotiations with confidence. Read more

Travel Nursing Paid Vacation and Time Off

What Travel Nurses Should Know About Paid Time Off and Vacation Benefits

Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Vacation Time are tricky issues when it comes to travel nursing pay packages. Some travel nursing agencies offer such benefits while others don’t. However, just as with all benefits offered as part of a travel nursing pay package, the fact that an agency offers the benefit doesn’t necessarily make their pay packages better. Moreover, there are issues unique to travel healthcare that all travelers should consider when evaluating these benefits. Read more

GSA Rates and Travel Nursing Pay

6 Things Travel Nurses Should Know About GSA Rates

Understandably, there is a lot of confusion about GSA rates and how they apply to travel nursing pay. The confusion stems from the fact that including tax-free stipends as part of a salary package is pretty much unique to traveling professionals, so it’s not something we’re really used to dealing with. Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation floating around that only serves to further obfuscate the issue. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the most common areas of confusion regarding GSA rates so travel nurses can approach the subject with confidence. Read more

Travel nursing cancelled shift

Travel Nursing Salary: Penalties for Missed Shifts and Cancelled Shifts

Missed shifts and cancelled shifts are a regular occurrence in travel nursing. However, there is much confusion regarding the impact of missed shifts on travel nursing salary. This undoubtedly has a lot to do with the fact that different agencies handle missed shifts in different ways. Understanding the factors at play and the various scenarios that can transpire will help travel nurses plan an effective strategy to stay ahead of the issue. Read more

Travel Nursing Blended Rates

Travel Nursing Blended Rates Demystified

It’s quite common for agencies and recruiters to offer blended rates when quoting travel nursing salaries. Unfortunately, blended rates are understandably confusing to new travel nurses, and even some seasoned veterans. In this blog post, we’ll provide a detailed breakdown of blended rates. We’ll discuss the reasons they can be so confusing for travelers and why agencies use them so often. Finally, we’ll offer some tips for making use of blended rates. Read more

4 Ways Time Affects Travel Nursing Pay

4 Ways That Time Impacts Travel Nursing Pay

Travel nursing pay packages are complex. There are many more variables to consider than your typical pay package and everyone seems to have a different way of evaluating and explaining them. As a result, important factors often get lost in translation when evaluating travel nursing pay. One of the most routinely neglected factors is Time. Unfortunately, Time is also the foundation of the compensation package. In this blog post, we’ll illustrate 4 ways that time can affect pay for travel nurses. Read more

Travel Nursing Pay Quote Wrong

5 Reasons Travel Nursing Pay Quotes Can Be Wrong

Pay is among the most important variables that travel nurses must consider when determining whether or not to accept an assignment. In fact, travel nursing pay quotes are routinely requested and provided prior to the traveler being submitted for consideration to an open assignment. Unfortunately, these quotes end up being wrong more often than both recruiters and travelers would like. In this blog post, we’ll provide some background and offer 5 reasons that these mistakes occur. Read more