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Does the wage listed include the amount of the housing stipend, or is the stipend a separate amount?

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Joy Trottier

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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Thank you for your interest and your question. When we discuss salary for assignments, I itemize all types of income; taxed, non-taxed for meals and incidental expense as well as the housing stipend. You’ll know what your net (after taxes) weekly income will be when you work all you hours each week, before we market you to any of our clients. Hopefully this makes sense. I’d like to speak with you at your earliest, my number is 980-207-5009 or if email is easier please contact me at [email protected] Mo Fregia – Sr. Recruiter – Convergence Medical Staffing
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Positions vary based on setting, location, bill rate with client and fees with client When we go over positions and pay we will give you all details of how the pay is broken down example, what taxable hourly is, what NON taxable (housing/meals/incidentals) is, tax bracket we base or pay packages on. We also will email those details to confirm what we are giving you over the phone.
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Depends on the pay rate listed, if you see a range that generally means the housing stipend and other stipends are included. I would suggest calling the agency to go over specifics and get the break down of housing, meals and taxable rate. Hope this helps! Ema-TravelMed USA 386-264-6866
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TravelNurseSource Representative

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Hi Joy, it would help if you could provide the specific package or numbers you were quoted, that would give me a better idea of whether or not stipends and per diems were included...however, your agency should be breaking down these numbers for you as the IRS doesn't allow that tax free allotment to be considered your part of your wage. These amounts are decided by a government agency called the GSA and are based off the location and cost of living in a certain area. They're to be used for eligible expenses as outlined by the IRS but in the travel industry they do make up a sizeable portion of your weekly net so these amounts are important to take into consideration when looking at your overall package :) If you can provide the package you were quoted I'd be more than happy to help you figure out how they're breaking it down :)

Lauren Burger

Travel Nursing Recruiter

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Joy, Pay packages vary between clients depending on the bill rate, vendor fees, and the margin that the Agency is taking. Typically each pay package is designed to best suit the nurse and what they are in need of; i.e. insurance, housing stipend, housing provided etc. When we create pay packages at HPC everything is very clearly outlined and you are given a weekly net pay (this is what you will be taking home each week as long as there are no modifications done to the pay package by the nurse). We are a full disclosure company, so we have two sided negotiations where we show you the bill rate that we are receiving, and we can even invite you to our desktop for you to see where every dollar is going in the rate sheet. Remember nothing is free. If it wasn’t for the nurse the agency wouldn’t have any money to provide you with things. You are working for everything you receive. I would be happy to discuss this more in depth with you and answer any questions you may have. If you have interest in doing so please give me a call at 888-299-9800 or you can contact me at [email protected] Lauren Burger- Career Placement Specialist- Health Providers Choice- www.hpcnursing.com