If you ask me, ALL nurses need to be paid a lot of money. I’m talking about staff nurses, travel nurses, and all the other kinds, as well.
They do amazing work!
And this story might surprise some of you, because I didn’t know anything about this.
A travel nurse named Alex Kim posted a video that highlights the enormous wage gap between working as a travel nurse and a staff nurse at a hospital.
Kim works as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse and, after he made the switch from staff nursing to travel nursing, he shared this video highlighting the differences in pay.
@alexkimrn Im going to buy the world #nursesoftiktok #fyp #medicine #nurselife #pediatrics ♬ Strawberry – Prod by Rose
As a staff nurse, Kim made $827.61 per week compared to the $3,627.53 he’s making every week while working as a travel nurse. Obviously, getting paid nearly $2,800 more PER WEEK is a pretty incredible step up.
Kim said, “Before this, I was living paycheck to paycheck [and] the thought of saving money was just a pipe dream. With my previous position, I also worked an additional two jobs working in outpatient surgery centers for extra cash. I never had time to see my friends or to even go on a vacation since starting my career as a nurse.”
Travel nurses typically work for about 13 weeks in one place before they move on.
Now we want to hear from you.
What do you think about how much travel nurses make?
And do you think YOUR job pays you a fair wage?
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