A. Our team is highly adept at determining / negotiating competitive interim compensation packages. We address each assignment individually and work to align the client organization with a contractor who best fits its unique clinical, operational, and financial requirements. Galileo Search assignments pay a competitive hourly rate or a pre-established weekly salary rate. The amount is based on the client’s job requirements, e.g., education, certification, licensure, and level of professional experience. Also closely considered is the scope of the role and type of assignment, e.g. sole practitioner, team member, coordinator, project leader, manager, director, vice president, c-level. Other factors include the size of the hospital/organization, as well as assignment location cost of living. 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 typically do not engage the services of 1099 contractors. State tax rates are calculated according to the individual state in which a contractor is working on an assignment, and the relationship those states have with the contractor’s tax home. 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.