Travel Nurse Pay, Salary, & Compensation

trustaff's travelers are some of the best compensated healthcare professionals in the industry. When you take your skills and experience on the road, not only do you get to expand your professional knowledge and see the country, you get to do it while earning as much as $2,800 a week!

Traveling nurses and other types of healthcare professionals, like traveling physical therapists, typically earn far more than a staff position. Your individual salary or pay will vary by your specialty, certifications, and experience, as well as the location where you accept an assignment.

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Bonuses

Not only are our travelers well payed, you can also boost your paycheck even more with a variety of bonus opportunities, including completion bonuses, extension bonuses, sign-on bonuses, and more.

The type, amount, and availability of each bonus depends on the facility and location of your individual assignment, so be sure to speak to your recruiter about any bonuses that may be available for your next location!

Perhaps you have a friend, coworker or a family member who would be interested in finding out more about our positions. We love when you can recommend trustaff, and we'll pay you for your effort.

You don't even have to be a current trustaff employee – and there's no limit to the number of referrals you can provide! Learn more about our referral program

Your pay - you're in control

Whether you already have a specific destination in mind or you just want to find the highest paying job to pad your piggy bank, one of the best parts of traveling is the flexibility to choose the assignments (and pay) that suit you best.

Your recruiter will work with you to negotiate the best compensation package possible while still assuring you have the amenities you need. Whatever your priorities, we offer flexible solutions to ensure you're satisfied with your paycheck.

Start by searching our highest-paying jobs or speak to a recruiter today!

Make the most of your salary

When you work for trustaff as a traveling nurse or allied health professional, you make your living away from your friends, family, and the comforts of home. You have two residences to maintain when you travel: your home-away-from-home, where you rest your head after a long shift, and the home where you reside when you're not on the road. The Internal Revenue Service calls your 'home' your permanent tax residence.

It can get very costly to maintain two homes while traveling and earning a living; the IRS recognized this dilemma and created a special plan to assist traveling professionals. People who travel for business, away from their tax homes, are allowed under special IRS-provided rules to receive reimbursements—in specific amounts that do not exceed government rates—without paying taxes on those reimbursements.

Expense Reimbursement Plan

You can be paid tax-free rates if you qualify under the rules outlined by the IRS, which we call our expense reimbursement plan. If you qualify, you are eligible for an overall increase to your weekly "take home" pay. Some restrictions to this program do apply, so be sure to talk to your recruiter for details about how the expense reimbursement plan works.

Learn about trustaff's other employee benefits, including license reimbursement, housing assistance, paid time off, and employee benefits.

“I've been with trustaff almost 2 years now. They have been so easy to work with and my recruiter has always found me exactly what I want. trustaff has such great benefits that most other companies do not provide (ex: 401k and PTO accrual, extension bonuses to name a few). I haven't had a good enough reason to switch to another company. I'm happy with trustaff.”

-Chelsea

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