Pay: How Does it Work and What Should I Expect?
For those hoping to get their feet wet in the travel allied health world, there's a lot of stress around what the pay will look like. Will it be comparable to what I'm making? Will I get PTO or benefits? What does the insurance look like? A lot of people are interested in knowing how to negotiate the best salary. After reading through this blog, I'm hoping that you're starting to catch on to the fact that travel work is rather nebulous and there's no one good answer. There are a couple ways in which the pay could work, and this totally depends on the company. Remember, not all companies are hiring you as a traveler, but they're hiring you as a local contractor, so you won't be getting per diem. For the travel contracts, I've seen pay structures a couple ways: The company essentially has a pool of money for you as the contractor from which you can expect: An hourly wage Per diem - to include meals and incidentals, continuing education re