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Flight Nurse Salary

Median pay for Flight Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $29.04 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $23.89 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $40.25. Women make up a slight majority of Flight Nurses (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Flight Nurses. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,000 - $85,344
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,265
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90%

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$23.89 - $40.25
(Median)
$24
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$45,000 - $85,344  
   
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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$50,137 - $92,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.89 - $40.25  
   
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 - $3,052  
   
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).
)
$50,137 - $92,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Flight Nurse, Trauma and Critical Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 3 percent, respectively. 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.


Flight Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $60K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Flight Nurses make a median salary of $68K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $85K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 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
$63,000

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
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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