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Legal Nurse Consultant Salary

Legal Nurse Consultants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about one-half of Legal Nurse Consultants. Pay fluctuates from $53K to $213K per year, but expected earnings average $72K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Legal Nurse Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,837 - $96,011
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,617
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50%
90%

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$28.92 - $129.73
(Median)
$29
$60
$130
MEDIAN: $59.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$49,837 - $96,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,975 - $9,826  
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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$52,626 - $212,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$28.92 - $129.73  
   
Overtime
$31.14 - $138.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,975 - $9,826  
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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$52,626 - $212,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Job Description for Legal Nurse Consultant

The position of a legal nurse consultant is employed primarily by insurance companies. Most companies in this industry require applicants to be registered nurses (RNs) and prefer those who have several years of clinical experience; some companies may search specifically for RNs who have worked in other departments of the hospital, such as the emergency room. Some companies prefer applicants who have legal certificates or paralegal training. Nurses with previous experience in case management or other legal matters are also preferred.

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Legal Nurse Consultant Tasks

  • Create summaries, reports, and invoices to document recommendations and hours.
  • Review, analyze, understand, and make recommendations about health records.
  • Prepare visualizations and graphs for trials.
  • Collect, organize, audit, and maintain records for legal purposes.
  • Instruct people about standards of care, potential causality and risks.

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Legal Nurse Consultants only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Records, Legal Document Review, registered nurse, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Research Analysis, registered nurse, and Legal Document Review. Research Analysis is a skill commonly found among those who know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Nurse Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $76K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $76K. For Legal Nurse Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $87K.

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Experience Affects Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 11%

registered nurse
up arrow 12%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 38%