Let’s take these questions one at a time.
How much do you make on a travel nursing job?
The answer to this is a combination of factors influence the rate you make. Just like any other job, your experience, your specialty and the region or city you want to travel to. Once you get past those factors, the supply and demand aspect figures in.
As an example, if you have a facility desperate for ICU RNs and they are located in a city with high hourly rates already, then they are going to have to offer a high rate in order to get what they want. On the other hand, if the assignment is in a location that has lower prevailing wages locally, the travel nurse job is going to pay less. Keep in mind, though, that you will normally have a lower cost of living in an area like this.
This week one of our partner agencies posted 26 new travel nursing jobs. They were located all over the U.S, The hourly rates quoted ranged from a low of $44.oo an hour to a high of $60.00 an hour. Obviously this is a small sample but at least it gives you an idea.
And remember, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many bonuses and the benefits almost always include your housing paid for.
Is it worth it?
Well only you can make that judgement. You need to be an adventurous sort, flexible and people oriented.You need to be flexible and the type that gets along with co-workers. The assignment has to be someplace you are interested in living, at least for a few months. Remember. YOU are in charge, not the recruiter. YOU are the valuable commodity they are all trying to find ro fill the travel nursing jobs assigned to the agency. Use that to your advantage. Shop around and do not compromise!
If you would like very specific information on travel nursing jobs salaries please go here.