Travel Nurse $$$ Testimonials: Real-Life Annual Income

As a travel nurse agency, we often talk a lot about weekly gross income – which is a combination of the hourly rate plus the weekly travel stipend. But it may have crossed your mind:  what is the annual income of a travel nurse? Sure – you can google it and what you’ll find is the average annual salary of a travel nurse in the United States is $99,202.

But what about nurses that work for Next Move? How much do they make annually? We spoke to 3 of our nurses* who have worked multiple contracts with us over the past 2-years. Below we give you an outline of how much they earned in the last 12-months, what kind of hours they worked, how much time they took off, their travel nursing experience and what goals they were looking to meet.

*Names were changed to protect the privacy of our nurses.

Travel $$$ Testimonial #1
Gross Income Earned: $161,369

Name: Stephanie Cotter, ICU-RN

Biography: Stephanie is a 32-year-old ICU-RN with just over 4 years of nursing experience. She worked one travel assignment before coming to Next Move where she has been working for the last year. She is currently on her 5th contract with us and has qualified for a $1,500 bonus or a vacation of her choice with our Next Move Ambassador program.

Goals: Stephanie had over $75,000 in student loans to pay off and wished to start saving for the down payment on her first home. She is recently married and living in Kansas City, Missouri.

Specialty: ICU, RN

# of Contracts Worked in Last 12-Months:  4

Time Off Taken: 5 Weeks

Contract Details

Contract #1: Wichita, Kansas
Dates: May 4-July 31, 2020
Hourly Rate: $39/hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,148
Total Weekly Gross: $3,202
Contract Length: 13-weeks
Shift:  3 X 12/hour Nights
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation:
$41,626 gross

Time Off Taken: August 1 – August 9, 2020

Contract #2: Grand Junction, Colorado
Dates: August 10 – November 6, 2020
Hourly Rate: $53/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $2,965
Contact Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/hour Nights
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $38,545

Time Off Taken: November 7 – November 15, 2020

Contract #3: Omaha, Nebraska
Dates: November 16, 2020-February 12, 2021
Hourly Rate: $43/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,197
Total Weekly Gross: $2,763
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/Hour Nights
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $35,919

Time Off Taken: February 13 – February 21, 2021

Contract #4:
Bloomington Indiana
Dates: February 22 – May 7, 2021
Hourly Rate: $44/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,169
Total Weekly Gross: $3,483
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 4 X 12/Hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $45,279

Travel $$$ Testimonial #2
Gross Income Earned: $144,937

Name: Michael Baylord, Telemetry-RN

Biography: Michael is a 56-year-old Telemetry-RN with almost 30 years of nursing experience. He had never worked as a travel nurse before coming to Next Move and is currently on his 6th contract with Next Move.

Goals: Michael is looking to retire by the time he is 60. He came to us looking for our highest paying assignments, but would only work days. Even though nights paid more – he preferred to stick with what he had been doing for the last 30 years.

Specialty: Telemetry, RN

# of Contracts Worked in Last 12-Months:  4

Time Off Taken: 4 Weeks

Contract Details

Contract #1: Morehead, KY
Dates: January 6 – April 3, 2020
Hourly Rate: $34/hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,957
Total Weekly Gross: $2,299
Contract Length: 13-weeks
Shift:  3 X 12/hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $29,887 gross

Time Off Taken: April 4 – April 13, 2020

Contract #2: Lawton, Oklahoma
Dates: April 14 – July 10, 2020
Hourly Rate: $47/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $2,749
Contact Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $35,737

Time Off Taken: July 11 – July 19, 2020

Contract #3: St. Louis, Missouri
Dates: July 20 – October 16, 2020
Hourly Rate: $50/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,449
Total Weekly Gross: $3,249
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/Hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $42,237

Time Off Taken: October 17 – October 25, 2020

Contract #4: Sherman, Texas
Dates: October 26 – January 22, 2021
Hourly Rate: $50/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $2,852
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/Hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $37,076

Travel $$$ Testimonial #3
Gross Income Earned: $171,470

Name: Latrice Jackson, Med/Surg, RN

Biography: Latrice is a 42-year-old Med/Surg-RN with almost 14 years of nursing experience and 2-years of travel nursing experience. She is currently on her 5th contract with Next Move.

Goals: Latrice is looking to save money to send her kids to college. A single mom of 2-teenage boys she was looking for our highest paying assignments but wanted at least 2 weeks off between contracts and the month of December 2020 off to spend time with her kids.

Specialty: Med/Surg, RN

# of Contracts Worked in Last 12-Months:  4

Time Off Taken: 10 weeks

Contract Details

Contract #1: Bloomington, Indiana
Dates: February 3 – May 1, 2020
Hourly Rate: $38/hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,169
Total Weekly Gross: $3,171
Contract Length: 13-weeks
Shift:  3 X 12/Hour Nights
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $41,223 gross

Time Off Taken: May 2 – May 17, 2020

Contract #2: Murray, Kentucky
Dates: May 18 – August 14, 2020
Hourly Rate: $50/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $3,657
Contact Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $47,541

Time Off Taken: August 15 – August 30, 2020

Contract #3: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Dates: August 31 – November 27, 2020
Hourly Rate: $44/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $3,371
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/Hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $43,823

Time Off Taken: November 28 – December 27, 2020

Contract #4: Wichita, Kansas
Dates: December 28 – March 26, 2021
Hourly Rate: $37/Hour
Weekly Stipend: $1,057
Total Weekly Gross: $2,991
Contract Length: 13-Weeks
Shift: 3 X 12/Hour Days
Benefits: Full health, dental, vision
Total Compensation: $38,883

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Travel Nurse $$$ Testimonials: Real-Life Annual Income

How much do nurses that work for Next Move earn annually? We spoke to 3 of our nurses who have worked multiple contracts with us over the past 2-years. Below we give you an outline of how much they earned in the last 12-months, what kind of hours they worked, how much time they took off, their travel nursing experience and what goals they were looking to meet.

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