$29.64
Avg. Hourly Rate
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Earnings for Flight Nurses in the United States come in at around $30.14 per hour on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Flight Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,845 - $98,921
$49K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $68,896
10%
50%
90%

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$24.52 - $41.06
$25
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.64
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$0$98K
Salary $48,845 - $98,921
Bonus $1,952
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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$50,860 - $97,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $24.52 - $41.06
Hourly Tips $0.09
Overtime $24.55 - $65.08
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $1,952
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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$50,860 - $97,489
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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.

Flight Nurse Pay By Employer

$0$64K

$55,780

Flight Nurse Job Listings

Popular Skills for Flight Nurse


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 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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Flight Nurse Salaries

▲27%

▲22%

National Average
$66,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Flight Nurse Salaries

Flight Nurse, Trauma
▲10%



National Average
$66,000

Flight Nursing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%