Flight Nurse Salary

Flight Nurses in the United States take home an average $30.13 per hour. The majority of Flight Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Flight Nurses who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,882 - $98,228
$49K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,968
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50%
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$24.55 - $40.77
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MEDIAN: $30.13
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$0$98K
Salary $48,882 - $98,228
Bonus $1,965
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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$50,640 - $96,668
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $24.55 - $40.77
Hourly Tips $0.09
Overtime $13.74 - $61.28
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $1,965
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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$50,640 - $96,668
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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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


Flight Nurses who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Flight Nurse, Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency/Trauma, and Flight Nursing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Flight Nursing. Most people experienced in Critical Care also know Flight Nurse, Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Flight Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Flight Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 37 salaries. A Flight Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Flight Nurse

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

▲24%

▲20%

National Average
$67,000

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
▲8%



National Average
$67,000

Flight Nursing
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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