Legal Nurse Consultant Salary

The larger portion of Legal Nurse Consultants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $72K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Legal Nurse Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,391 - $96,818
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$97K
MEDIAN: $71,593
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$29.54 - $130.00
(Median)
$30
$59
$130
MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$50,391 - $96,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$54,227 - $214,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.54 - $130.00  
   
Overtime
$31.01 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$54,227 - $214,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Records, Legal Document Review, registered nurse, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Research Analysis and registered nurse also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in Medical Records tends to also indicate an understanding of Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Nurse Consultant

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $78K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $88K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

National Average
$80,000


Legal Document Review
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Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

registered nurse
up arrow 13%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 37%
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