Flight Nurse Salary

Median pay for Flight Nurses in the United States is around $29.01 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23.96 per hour, and the top verges on $40.60. Job satisfaction for Flight Nurses is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,948 - $85,344
(Median)
$50K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,082
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$23.96 - $40.60
(Median)
$24
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,948 - $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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$50,865 - $90,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.96 - $40.60  
   
Overtime
$25.91 - $115.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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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$50,865 - $90,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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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Popular Skills for Flight Nurse


Flight Nurses note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Flight Nurse, Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency/Trauma can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with Critical Care is often linked with knowledge of Emergency/Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurse

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


Flight Nurses with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $59K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Flight Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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