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Legal Nurse Consultant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Legal Nurse Consultants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $71K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by just under one-half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$49,580 - $92,403
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71K
82K
92K
MEDIAN: $70,592
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$28.97 - $134.09
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$49,580 - $92,403  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,620  
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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$51,965 - $211,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$28.97 - $134.09  
   
Overtime
$31.01 - $74.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,620  
   
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).
)
$51,965 - $211,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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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Survey takers who work as Legal Nurse Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Medical Records and Legal Document Review are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Nurse Consultant

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Legal Nurse Consultants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $73K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $73K. Legal Nurse Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. 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 $84K.

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Experience Affects Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 37%