Legal Nurse Consultant Salary

Legal Nurse Consultants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $49.45 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 a majority and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$51,410 - $103,770
$51K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,255
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$29.02 - $145
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$50
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MEDIAN: $49.52
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$0$214K
Salary $51,410 - $103,770
Bonus $988 - $20,273
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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$55,579 - $214,910
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97
Hourly Data $0$144
Hourly Rate $29.02 - $145
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $10.14 - $76.39
Annual Data $0$214K
Bonus $988 - $20,273
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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$55,579 - $214,910
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123

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

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

Legal Nurse Consultant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Legal Nurse Consultant


Legal Nurse Consultants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, registered nurse, and Critical Care. Electronic Medical Records and Medical Records are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Nurse Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Legal Nurse Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal Nurse Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal Nurse Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Legal Nurse Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 82 salaries. A Legal Nurse Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 54 salaries.

Legal Nurse Consultant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Legal Nurse Consultant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$85,000

▼6%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Legal Nurse Consultant Salaries

National Average
$85,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼3%



Critical Care
▼6%

registered nurse
▼18%

Legal Document Review
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 42%