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Flight Nurse Salary

The average Flight Nurse in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $28.99 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $23.93 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $40.32. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Flight Nurses is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,217 - $85,478
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,659
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$23.93 - $40.32
(Median)
$24
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,217 - $85,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$50,394 - $91,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.93 - $40.32  
   
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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,052  
   
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).
)
$50,394 - $91,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Flight Nurse, Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency/Trauma can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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 many Flight Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $60K, 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 $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $85K.

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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 2%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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