Travel Nurse Pay and Benefits:
Everything You Need to Know
As a travel nurse, you receive some of the best benefits in the industry, sometimes even better than nurses working in full-time, permanent positions.
Our travel partners: American Mobile Healthcare, NursesRx, Medical Express and NurseChoice (4- to 8-week assignments), are the most experienced travel health care companies in the industry and offer competitive pay and benefits.
Select from the following categories to find out more about the various benefits offered to travel nurses:
More take home pay
Through our travel nurse staffing agency partners, travel nurse salary rates are among the highest in the industry. Travelers on assignment with our partners can expect to receive take home salary rates that includes a daily allowance for meals and incidentals. Travel nurses are usually guaranteed a minimum number of hours for every assignment, as well, which can include overtime pay rates. While on assignment, you will be paid by the payroll department of your travel nursing company.
Sign-on and completion bonuses
Are you interested in earning some extra cash? Many of the facilities that our travel partners work with offer sign-on and completion bonuses of up to $6,000 for travelers. Your recruiter can provide you with further details.
Referring friends and colleagues to travel nursing makes the industry stronger. When you refer a coworker or friend to one of our travel partners, you will receive a bonus of $500 when your friend completes a 13-week assignment.
With our partners, you will be paid even if you are called off because of low census. Check with your recruiter for specific guidelines.
401(k) retirement plan and flexible spending accounts
Many travel nurse companies will allow their travel RNs to participate in their 401(k) plans. Our travel partners provide 401(k) plans and you can start contributing beginning on your first day of assignment and may contribute up to $15,500, tax free. Travelers age 50 or older may contribute up to $20,500.
Our partners also offer discount programs with special rates for cell phones, pagers, roadside assistance, luggage, health club memberships and more.
Top locations across the nation
Are you interested in living in an exciting metropolitan city like Los Angeles, Chicago or New York? How about the glorious natural surroundings of Phoenix, Seattle or Denver? With thousands of assignments across all 50 states, our travel partners can put you exactly where you want to be.
Medical and dental insurance
Whether you need immediate health coverage, an affordable option for your family, want to stay with your current physician or would like expanded dental coverage, our travel partners provide a choice of plans to ensure you get the coverage that's right for you.
Free basic life insurance
Basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage is offered by our travel partners at no cost. Free life insurance is contingent upon enrollment in a medical plan.
Free quality housing
One of the best benefits offered to travel nurses is free, quality housing. Our travel partners provide you with private, comfortable, fully furnished accommodations in a convenient location. Premium appliances are also provided at no charge to you. Every travel company differs in their housing options, so talk to a recruiter for more details.
Tax-free travel reimbursement
Don't worry about incurring expenses traveling to and from your assignment. The staffing companies that we partner with offer a travel reimbursement plan that is tax-accountable, which means travelers do not pay taxes on their reimbursements.
Our travel partners all have clinical liaisons—skilled RNs with plenty of experience in different practice settings—who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you with any clinical issue or question you may have.
Free continuing education
As a travel nurse, it is important to stay on top of the innovations and changes that occur in the health care field. Our travel partners ensure that their travelers stay current by providing them free contact hours though RN.com, a top-quality, accredited CE provider.
Our travel partners offer the convenience and security of having your paycheck electronically deposited directly into your bank account. Your payroll stub will be mailed to you via regular mail and you won't ever again have to worry about late deliveries or deposits.