Legal Nurse Consultant Salary

Legal Nurse Consultants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $54K to $213K per year, median earnings come to $73K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — close to one-third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,584 - $96,300
(Median)
$51K
$73K
$96K
MEDIAN: $72,510
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$29.08 - $133.15
(Median)
$29
$55
$130
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$50,584 - $96,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$53,890 - $212,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.08 - $133.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.11  
Overtime
$30.59 - $143.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$53,890 - $212,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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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Popular Skills for Legal Nurse Consultant


Legal Nurse Consultants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Medical Records, Research Analysis, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include registered nurse, Legal Document Review, and Critical Care. Those with knowledge of Electronic Medical Records tend to be skilled in Medical Records as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Nurse Consultant

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $78K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $77K. For Legal Nurse Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $88K.

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What is it like working as a Legal Nurse Consultant?

Legal Nurse Consultant in 32935:
"Very challenging and exciting."
Pros: Opportunity to own my business but prefer an "in-house" position for consistency. Looking forward to bringing a positive attitude and energy to any opportunity upon our relocation back to the states after being deployed to Saudi Arabia for five years due to husband's deployment to Riyadh, SA.
Cons: Cases can be hard to recruit and market. Inconsistent income.

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Experience Affects Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$81,000

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 8%

Critical Care
up arrow 11%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 12%

registered nurse
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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