What do hospitals pay for a travel RN?

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    Hi, My name is Chris and I'm a 35 year Psych RN
    Just curious if any one has worked for a travel Nurse agency and knows how much we cost the hospital?
    This info might help us travel nurses negotiate better contracts.
    Thanks in advance

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    I've heard between $60 and $75 hourly, I'm not sure if that's rumor or fact.
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    thanks .Thats what I heard to. Its a big spread. i'm Hoping theres a nurse out there that worked in an agency as a recruiter and Knows
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    I'm sure it varies between hospitals but I've heard it's way more like $125/hr. Pretty sure agencies make bank on their travel nurses.
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    The agency absorbs a percentage of the cost. The agency gives the left overs to the nurse. Hospital may pay $125/hr, the agency may keep $100 of the cost, then the travel nurse gets the $25/hr.
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    Quote from FireStarterRN
    I've heard between $60 and $75 hourly, I'm not sure if that's rumor or fact.
    The bill rate for a travel nurse is between $60- $70. an hour, but the nurse only gets a part of that- the agency gets so much $ per hr for every hour the nurse works, plus housing, etc. comes out of that. Most travel nurses make in the mid 30s per hr.

    For nurses who live in low wage states/areas, travel money is good, but nurses who live in high-paying areas often make more than travelers do.

    I know a nurse who took a peek at his personnel file on a recent contract- he saw that the hospital was being billed $75./hr for him.
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    I know that my hospital is billed $68/hr for me and I get $43 of that. Not a huge margin for the company.
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    I'm currently on an assignment in California and the hospital is paying $63 to my agency. I get about $41. (this is the total with wages, housing, etc.)
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    My friend works as a recruiter for an agency. She said they bill about 60 and pocket 25 of that. Their nurses are all taken care of though, fully furnished apartments, free cable, free gym membership. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
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    I would like some information on various travel nursing agencies as well.. I called an agency this morning and he told me for an ICU placement in Texas, I would make 15.00/hr (as an RN) and have a 2000.00/month housing stipend. I like the housing pay but the hourly should be MUCH higher than that! I guess I will keep looking..

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