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Flight Nurse Salary

Flight Nurses in the United States take home an average $28.97 per hour. Compensation ranges from $23.71 per hour on the lower end to $40.18 on the higher end. Women make up a slight majority of Flight Nurses (55 percent) survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Flight Nurses. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$40,547 - $85,633
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,840
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$23.71 - $40.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,547 - $85,633  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$49,305 - $94,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$23.71 - $40.18  
   
Overtime
$29.80 - $116.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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).
)
$49,305 - $94,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Flight Nurses who took the survey. Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Critical Care to be familiar with Emergency/Trauma as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurse

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


For Flight Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $59K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Flight Nurses make a median salary of $67K. Flight Nurses who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $87K.

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Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries


Emergency/Trauma
0%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%