Everything travel nurses need to know about travel nurse taxes, stipends and tax free money including how to qualify for it.
As we discussed in the blog post on travel nursing pay packages, travel nursing agencies can split up the travel nursing pay pie in many different ways. As a result, some agencies will offer a base rate of as low as $10 per hour. As a Registered Nurse, or any other highly trained healthcare professional, you’re probably thinking that there is no possible way you’d work for $10 per hour. But remember, you should be less concerned with the hourly rate and more concerned with overall value of the entire pay package. However, there is debate over whether or not it’s acceptable by IRS standards for travel nurses to work for such a low rate and there are certainly risks involved for nurses who do.