Health care workers have long enjoyed some perks.
But when they travel, they typically get paid less than their peers who don’t travel.
This is the case for many nurses in the U.S., according to a report by the U to S Alliance of Nurses United, a nonprofit.
Travel nurses get an average of $4.50 per hour, which is lower than the average $6.25 they get for working on an overnight shift, according to the report.
The average hourly pay for a nurse on a full-time, part-time or part-monthly basis was $11.80 in 2012, according the report from the alliance, which represents more than 1,000 nurses.
Travel workers are often hired on short-term contracts that require them to work a specific number of hours.
They can also earn less by working part- or full-year shifts.
That means nurses can earn less if they’re on vacation or have other obligations.
For example, a full nurse working an average number of shifts could earn $5.50 an hour if they travel.
The U. to S.A.U.A., a group representing nurses in nursing homes, says travel-nurse salaries vary across states, depending on the location and staffing requirements of the nursing home.
Some states have some travel-service contracts with the federal government, but the U is working with the states to get some of the contracts into place.
The group has been pushing to get more nursing homes into the federal program and to create a system for hospitals and nursing homes to track the compensation of their staff.
That could include setting a minimum hourly wage for all travel-care workers, said Linda Hsu, the group’s president.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty in the industry,” Hsu said.
“It’s really hard to make an informed decision on whether or not to go into this.”