Pay and Benefits
Locum tenens jobs can span from a few days to a few months - even a few years - making it feasible for clinicians to do locum tenens as a career or as a way to earn extra money. Many physicians incorporate locum tenens into their lifestyle as an opportunity to combine work and leisure. Work vacations, spending quality time with families due to shorter shifts and extended time off, or paying down those hefty student loans are just a few of the ways physicians make locum tenens work for them.
How Will You Use Locum Tenens?
Travel to new places
Expand your skills
Pay down debt
Fuel your lifestyle
Take control of your schedule
Save for those big financial goals
Regain your passion
Help those most in need
Spend more time with family & friends
There are many factors that influence compensation for locum tenens jobs.
When more than one factor exists, you have the advantage. Some of the most common elements that can impact compensation packages include:
- Emerging or urgent community needs
- Specialty demand
- Shift type
- Patient volume
- Start date and duration
- Location and community culture
- Rural or underserved populations
- Needed skill sets
That’s why you need the best advocate to negotiate for you so you can get the best possible rate and terms. Don’t go with just anyone - we are the locums experts you need.
We work with you to find the opportunity you've been waiting for. And once we've identified it, we assist with CV optimization, interview preparation, and contract negotiation. We work closely with you to accommodate shift preferences, call schedules, days off, per diem allowances, pay rate, and more into your contract so every detail is tailored to your goals. But we don’t stop there. We take care of you through your assignment and beyond.
From planning a weekend trip to setting up your next assignment, we are here for you.
Locum tenens physicians and advanced practice providers can earn substantially more than their permanent colleagues. When so much is on the line, you need someone who intimately understands how and what to negotiate, such as:
Base pay rate
Overtime, on-call, and weekend rates
Start dates and length of assignment
Type of lodging
Transportation while on assignment
Locum Tenens Pay
Locum tenens providers are considered independent contractors when on assignment. As an independent contractor, you're responsible for providing your own benefits, such as medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with retirement planning. Many providers seek coverage through an insurance broker or their spouse. Locum tenens providers must also manage state, federal, Medicare, or Social Security taxes. It's best to consult with tax and financial planning professionals for your specific situation. We can provide a list of resources to help you begin your search for these partners.
However, you control your availability and which assignments you accept. You also have control over when and how long you work and the length of your relationship with the facility. And because the facility isn’t paying for benefits (some that you may not use anyway), locum tenens pay is often lucrative, making it the ideal career choice whether you're looking for extra income on the side or a full-time (balanced) career.
Specialties We Serve
Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
Pharmacists and Techs
And Dozens More!
Get Industry-leading Locum Tenens Benefits
Dedicated Healthcare Consultant
You are paired with a dedicated concierge consultant who is an expert in your specialty and is just as committed to becoming an expert on you and your goals.
Medical Malpractice Insurance
You’ll be covered by our A+ rated malpractice insurance with the option to provide tail coverage when you’re on assignment.
Licensing, Credentialing, and Privileging
The goal of our in-house credentialing team is to verify your professional education, training, job history, and licenses or certifications and have everything ready-to-go so you can apply for a job in minutes.
Travel and Housing
Our dedicated in-house travel specialist team books all flights, rental cars, and lodging for you. We literally work night and day to make your travel as stress-free as possible and your accommodations as comfortable as we can.
Digital Time and Pay
Floyd Lee Locums uses digital time tracking software, so your bi-weekly direct deposit is quick and accurate.
Taking care of these details is only the starting point. Our greatest benefit is our concierge approach. We do more than the minimum. We make it easy for you to achieve your goals.