Median pay for Flight Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $29.74 per hour. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,671 - $99,768
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,055
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$24.41 - $40.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,671 - $99,768  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$50,492 - $97,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.41 - $40.14  
   
Overtime
$25.53 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$50,492 - $97,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Flight Nurse

A flight nurse helps transport sick or injured patients from place to place. There are a variety of certifications that are necessary to be an air nurse. The nurse must be a registered nurse where the company is based. Some of these certifications are ACLS, BLS, PALS, and advanced trauma. Years of experience with critical care is often required. Some companies will prefer the nurse to be a certified flight registered nurse, while others will allow the nurse to obtain this certification after being hired. The flight nurse should have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.

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Flight Nurse Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Flight Nurse


Survey results show that Flight Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Flight Nurse, Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency/Trauma, and Flight Nursing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Flight Nursing. Those familiar with Critical Care also tend to know Flight Nurse, Trauma.

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. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $62K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $65K. For Flight Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Flight Nurses who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $83K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Flight Nurse?

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"Best Job In The World."
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Key Stats for Flight Nurse

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
up arrow 10%



National Average
$66,000

Flight Nursing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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