Q: How does pay work? What is the breakdown?
A: Pay packages for travel therapists are different than a normal permanent position. A normal job would just give you either an annual salary or a hourly wage. All of it is taxed.
Your travel pay package will include three components.
First, you have your hourly rate. Typically, this will be lower than a normal hourly rate for a permanent employee.
Second, you will have a housing stipend. That number will be different in every area that you travel. It can be based on GSA as a guide and it is non-taxable.
Lastly, there is a food stipend. This number will not change in the different areas of the country. This is also non-taxable.
That all said, ever facility has their own budget. So, sometimes the hourly rate will be more or less. We will always give you a complete breakdown of the numbers when we chat about jobs.
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