When you enter a career as a travel therapist, you enter this career to help others. You are motivated to help and heal others. Additionally, you are career motivated to learn more and advance your career. However, if your motivating factors are related to helping others and growing your career, money is certainly something you must be aware of as a travel therapist. If you are wondering how to increase your travel therapy salary, this article outlines 5 ways to make more money as a travel therapist.
According to Salary.com, the median annual physical therapist salary is $82,000. Annual salary can vary based on experience, education, and location. One of the benefits of being a travel therapist is many travel therapists earn $100,000 per year when all benefits and allowances are included. That being said, below outline the 5 ways to make more money as a travel therapist.
5 Ways to Make More Money As A Travel Therapist: Gain More Education.
Perhaps this way might be one of the ways you are most aware of. The more education you have will certain lead to an increase in your travel therapy salary. Now you might be thinking that you don’t have time or money to gain more education. Well if you take a travel therapy assignment with Host Healthcare, we offer free unlimited CEUs as a travel therapy benefit.
5 Ways to Make More Money As A Travel Therapist: More Experience.
This might be another one of the 5 ways to make more money as a travel therapist that seems pretty obvious. However, this is something that most therapists don’t take advantage of. When you begin your career as a travel therapist, you might not be able to land your ideal job. That is why we talk with our travelers about gaining experience. With the more experience you have, the easier it is to land your ideal job and thus make more money as a travel therapist.
5 Ways to Make More Money As A Travel Therapist: Work In A State That Pays Well.
There is no way around it. Some states pay a higher salary than others. If you are looking for a way to make more money as a travel therapist, consider working at states that pay well. In addition, be sure to work in states where travel therapy demand is high. Currently the demand for travel therapists is highest in California, Texas, New York, Florida, New England, New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington.
5 Ways to Make More Money As A Travel Therapist: Refer A Traveler.
Many travel therapy companies like Host Healthcare offer a refer a traveler program. Our referral program is a great way to increase your income and help other healthcare professionals advance their career. When you refer a traveler with Host Healthcare, you can earn up to $1,000. When you refer an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech language pathologist you can earn $1,000. However, during our Summer Referral Program, when you refer a PT, OT, or SLP not only do you receive $500 but the person you refer will receive $500! Also, when you refer a PTA or COTA and you can earn a $500 referral bonus and they can earn $250.
5 Ways to Make More Money As A Travel Therapist: Become A Travel Therapist Mentor.
At the start of this article, it was mentioned one motivating factors for therapists is helping others. When you work with Host Healthcare, you have that opportunity to give back to new grads therapists. Become a mentor and help others succeed in this rewarding industry. In addition, you will be compensated for your efforts.
Hopefully after reading this article you have a good understanding that there are many benefits to being a travel therapist. No matter what your motivating factors are. If money motivates you, these are 5 ways to make more as a travel therapist.
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