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How Much Does A Forensic Nurse Make Per Year? Average Forensic Nurse Salary

Forensic nurses mostly work out of a hospital and are paid on hourly basis or per case. Texas, Alabama, Virginia and Michigan are among the popular states in the US that offer a higher pay to forensic nurses, who enjoy an average annual income of $65,000. They mainly work for healthcare facilities, psychiatric facilities, insurance firms and medical examiners. The primary duty of a forensic nurse is to help investigate crimes in addition to providing medical care to the patients. They mostly work with sexual assault victims and trauma patients. Besides helping to collect evidence in a case, they also work in death cases resulting from homicides, suicides, accidents or natural disasters.

by Margaret Walker on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 11:42

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