$68,258
Avg. Salary
$30.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Flight Nurse is $30.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Flight Nurse is $68,258 per year.

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$24.71
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MEDIAN $68,258
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$0$98K
Salary $48,084 - $98,786
Bonus $1,200
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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$50,732 - $98,034
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $24.71 - $41.78
Hourly Tips $0.09
Overtime $24.00 - $61.67
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $1,200
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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$50,732 - $98,034
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

Job Description

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


Typical Flight Nurses report a focused set of job 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. Most people experienced in Critical Care also know Flight Nurse, Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level

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.

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

Flight Nurse in Charlotte:
"RN 8 yrs."
Get EMT & Paramedic if able. ED and ICU are both helpful.

Flight Nurse in Santa Rosa:
"Best Job In The World."
Find the biggest and baddest medical center you can hire on with, then spend 2-3 years learning. And I am speaking of Los Angeles County MC, Dade County MC, Cook County MC. You'll be glad you did!

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Gender

Female
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Male
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
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How Experience Affects Salaries

▲26%

▲22%

National Average
$66,000

▼2%

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
▲10%



National Average
$66,000

Flight Nursing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%