Consultant Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Aliso Viejo, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a consultant nurse make?
Consultants Nurse in the US make on average $51,690 annually or $24.85 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $91,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $29,000 per year. Health Care companies and Insurance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington have the highest paying Consultant Nurse jobs. The typical tenure for a Consultant Nurse is 3.0 years.
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Average Consultant Nurse Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Consultant Nurse in the USA is $51,690 annually or $24.85 hourly. The city with the highest Consultant Nurse salary is Aliso Viejo, CA at $97,633 per year. Even as an entry-level Consultant Nurse, you will make $57,000 per year in Aliso Viejo, CA. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington are the top 5 highest earning states for Consultants Nurse. Indiana, South Dakota, Alabama, Kansas, and Kentucky are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Consultant Nurse Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Consultants Nurse earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Consultant Nurse Salary By Company

If you are a Consultant Nurse, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Consultants Nurse are Health Care companies and Insurance companies. Companies like Maximus or Aetna will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Avalon Health Care Group and Pharmaceutical Product Development also report very competitive wages for Consultants Nurse.

Average Consultant Nurse Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Consultant Nurse works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Media companies, and Insurance companies pay their Consultants Nurse well. Health Care companies pay their Consultants Nurse the highest wages, averaging $54,441 per year. Media companies and Insurance companies pay well too, at $54,246 and $43,739, respectively. At $39,082, the average salary for Consultants Nurse in the Non Profits industry is lower than other industries.
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Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Consultant Nurse Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Consultant Nurse Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Consultant Nurse can range from $41,268 to $70,084 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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