Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

An Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) earns an average salary of $85,707 per year.

$59,727 - $118,121
(Median)
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,707
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90%

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$29.60 - $64.70
(Median)
$30
$42
$65
MEDIAN: $41.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,727 - $118,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$3.17 - $2,035  
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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$61,409 - $129,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$29.60 - $64.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $91.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.17 - $2,035  
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).
)
$61,409 - $129,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Skills That Affect Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$87,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Psychiatric
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%
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