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Tripled pay is great for travel nurses, but not for struggling Missouri and Kansas hospitals

By NPR  
   December 01, 2022

Travel nurse pay varies widely depending on the assignment. Estimates show hourly wages can be at least double if not triple the $39 per hour that the average staff nurse makes. But the price hospitals pay for travel nurses is significantly more than what the nurses themselves are paid, because nurses sign on with staffing agencies that enter contracts with hospitals, negotiating prices based on demand.

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