The average hourly pay for a Flight Nurse is $32.47.
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What Do Flight Nurses Do?
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.
Job Satisfaction for Flight Nurse
Popular Employer Salaries for Flight Nurse
The top respondents for the job title Flight Nurse are from the companies UC Health, Air Methods Corporation and Air-Evac Lifeteam. Reported salaries are highest at UC Health where the average pay is $45.38. Air Methods Corporation pays the lowest at around $29.32.
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Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room
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What Are Popular Skills for Flight Nurses?
Skills in Critical Care, Flight Nurse, Trauma and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flight Nursing and Emergency/Trauma.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Flight Nurses?
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 $27.76 based on 5 salaries. An early career Flight Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.71 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Flight Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.66 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Flight Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.46 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Flight Nurse in their job title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma earn an average of 43.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (26.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (6.4% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 191 survey responses.