Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

The average salary for an Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $84,208 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Medicine / Surgery, Oncology, and Labor & Delivery, Birthing.

$63,686 - $108,559
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$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,208
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$27.47 - $56.93
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MEDIAN: $39.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,686 - $108,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$61,541 - $112,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.47 - $56.93  
   
Overtime
$61.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$61,541 - $112,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
10-19 years
74%
20 years or more
26%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲19%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲12%

Oncology
▲12%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲3%

National Average
$84,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼3%

Geriatrics
▼6%

Acute Care
▼7%

Psychiatric
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%