Journey nursing pay drops 7% from final 12 months

Knowledge: Vivian Well being Be aware: Knowledge not accessible for D.C.; Map: Madison Dong/Axios

The nationwide common for journey nurse pay in August was $3,045 per week, down 7.4% from the identical month a 12 months in the past, in accordance with well being care staffing firm Vivian Well being.

Why it issues: Workforce prices soared in the course of the pandemic, largely pushed by excessive demand and the usage of journey workers to fill it.

  • Hospitals have cited staffing bills in pleas to Congress for extra reduction.
  • The lower in weekly pay is because of a shift away from journey roles and towards everlasting nursing roles, in addition to fewer federal {dollars} for big journey contracts, per Vivian.

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