Flight Nurse Salary

The average Flight Nurse in the United States earns approximately $29.10 per hour. Compensation ranges between $23.86 per hour and $40.41. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,000 - $85,344
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,265
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$23.86 - $40.41
(Median)
$24
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,000 - $85,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,082 - $92,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.86 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $97.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,082 - $92,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Flight Nurse

  • Track and document patients' condition and respond as needed.
  • Acquire and operate specialized equipment that may be required for patient transport.
  • Provide for patient care before and during transportation while maintaining all flight crew safety policies.
  • Supervise and coordinate assistants for care as needed.

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Flight Nurses report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Flight Nurse, Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency/Trauma can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Critical Care frequently indicates knowledge of Emergency/Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Flight Nurses, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $60K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $62K. Flight Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. As Flight Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $87K.

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Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
up arrow 8%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%