A. Galileo Search assignments pay a competitive hourly rate (one of the best in the industry) based on education, certifications, licensure, and level of professional experience. An hourly rate is also based upon the role and type of assignment (i.e., project leader, sole practitioner, team member, coordinator, manager, director, etc). Hospital size and geographic considerations are also factors. We address each assignment individually and work to align the client hospital with a contractor who best fits its unique clinical and financial requirements. We work closely with our contractors to determine a competitive rate for each assignment. Our team is highly adept at determining / negotiating hourly pay rates. All contractors are on an employee status with the required tax deductions withheld; contractors will receive a W-2 at the end of each year. We do not engage the services of 1099 contractors. Tax rates are calculated according to the individual state in which a contractor works, not his/her state of residence. If you are a new contractor you will receive your first paycheck within two weeks from the day you begin your first assignment and then every week thereafter. You also have the option of direct deposit so your paycheck is available to you from any location. In addition, you do not need to purchase special business liability insurance or acquire a business license to be a Galileo Search contractor.