The average hourly pay for a Flight Nurse is $30.87.
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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 bei…Read more
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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Skills in Critical Care, Flight Nursing, Flight Nurse, Trauma and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Emergency/Trauma.
Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurse
An entry-level Flight Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.48 based on 5 salaries. An early career Flight Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.90 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Flight Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.36 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Flight Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.01 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Flight Nurse in their job title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma earn an average of 50.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Little Rock, Arkansas (42.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (25.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gallup, New Mexico (7.7% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.6% less).
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