Locum Tenens Rates

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Specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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travelNP

travelNP

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 27 Posts

Only the w2 agencies pay less than $60/h. The 1099 companies usually pay $55-70/h depending on experience for outpatient.

Psychcns

Psychcns

Specializes in Psychiatric Nursing. Has 30 years experience. 3 Articles; 859 Posts

Which agencies have you tried and which areas of the country? I think Jackson Coker may pay more.

suzcox5512

suzcox5512

6 Posts

travel NPAPRN is that rate for acute care or family. maybe that's why this girl keeps calling me. because she thinks she can get me to come for $50 an hour. She was calculating what would equal my present pay if I had to pay my own insurance, cme, etc. I told her If I wanted to just break even I'd stay where I was because I was pretty sure there'd be plenty of incidental costs that just figuring hourly wage to equal what I make now after deducting what insurance costs didn't make sense for me. Pretty sure I'll at least have to pay someone to upkeep my yard at my home while I'm gone. I'm sure i'd have more incidental cost. I'm so on the fence about this. I might have to do it if I decide to get my psych np because I'd have to be able to not work for a chunk of time while I do clinical. I guess I'm just nervous about crazy work situations, bad housing, etc. have your experiences been pretty positive?? I'm worried too because i've worked at clinics where we don't do al lot of procedures, just doesn't come up so i'm worried i might be in a deficit.

Goldenfox

Goldenfox

Has 12 years experience. 303 Posts

travel NPAPRN is that rate for acute care or family. .

It shouldn't matter. Don't travel anywhere for $50. Call around. You're going to find that there are better locum options.

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

It shouldn't matter. Don't travel anywhere for $50. Call around. You're going to find that there are better locum options.

OMG and don't stay home for $50 an hour either!

midwestfnp01

midwestfnp01

2 Posts

I wouldn't travel as an RN for 50/hr

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suzcox5512

suzcox5512

6 Posts

Ok WOW. I'm sooo glad I found someone, anyone who could give me some idea about this. I don't know anyone who travels. I get free insurance, vacation time (at least 2 weeks but can get more if needed, some flexible sick time, CME and DEA paid and I work 4 days a week and holidays. I'm salaried but i definitely make less than $50 now, but with the above benefits. We start around 830 have an hour for lunch that I usually spend closing out morning charts then my last scheduled pt is 430, but sometimes they squeeze someone in around 445 if they walk in an are really sick. I'm considering the travel b/c it would make it much easier to be able to take time out for clinical for a post master certificate in psych that I hope to start in the spring. I'm trying to take my time looking into it. I guess I'm just a bit afraid I might not have enough experience, especially in the procedures area. I really didn't do procedures on my first job which I was at for 7 years. Considering taking a procedure update course though. Any thoughts on what procedures are a must when traveling.

midwestfnp01

midwestfnp01

2 Posts

suz, what specialty are you looking to travel? family? 50 seems absurdly low. that's just over what I make without productivity plus all my benefits. when I traveled as an RN I wouldn't take anything under 50.

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suzcox5512

suzcox5512

6 Posts

Midwest, yes, I'm looking for general family medicine. I have 8 years experience but only one in the family clinic setting. I spent 7 years doing the H &P's and medical management at a 50 bed psychiatric hospital. There I wasn't allowed to do any procedures so there's a lot of procedural type things I just haven't done. The last year i've been in family practice but again there's a number of things that I feel like I haven't done. I've never sutured. I wasn't allowed then it just hasn't really come up this past year. So I feel unconfident in that particular realm. though I feel fine with other general management, diagnostics etc. and I've seen all age groups this past year. For 7 years I saw 18 and up because that's what our hospital admitted. I would love to have greater control of my schedule and not have to worry about pt numbers, or going to speak to the rotary club or the area development partnership as part of our community reach and to help build my practice. I just liked it when patients showed up and I saw them and I wasn't expected to go beat the bushes or try and learn how to do botox, or a thousand other things to try and drum up business. I'm just not at the point in my life where I want to do that.

YoutubeTheNP

YoutubeTheNP

Specializes in ER, PCU, UCC, Observation medicine. Has 9 years experience. 221 Posts

I have a periodic outpatient gig I work on a Friday each month that pays $90/hr plus the same hourly rate for the 1.75 hours it takes to drive there (and back). It's not really locum tenens work though. I negotiated them taking me on as a part-time employee which allowed me to skip the 1099 headache.

I'd like to form my own LLC and start doing some paid travel assignments, but I'm making just shy of 200k here with my regular employment so I don't want to lose a sure thing. I also happen to like my regular office job. . I got some information of SDN which led to my pursuit of this "investment."

Is this pmh? Or some other area of medicine?

Alisabeth

Alisabeth, BSN, MSN, DNP

Specializes in FNP, Surgery. Has 14 years experience. 75 Posts

I have been doing locums work as an NP for several years now, and I love it. The hourly pay to me seems to depends on the location and specialty.

Family practice typically pays less, surgical assignments pay higher. Some companies are W2, others are 1099. Family practice/urgent care I've made in the range for W2- $60- $65/hr, and as 1099 $65-$75/hr.

For surgical assignments I've made in the range for W2 $65-$80/hr, and 1099 range $75-$110/hr.

Locum companies will also pay for malpractice, and all travel including; flight, baggage, mid size rental car, fully furnished apartment or Residence inn Marriott type hotel. There are a few cons to consider, not all travel/locum tenen companies provide health insurance or a retirement plan, so keep that in mind.