The average salary for an Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $83,868 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Medicine / Surgery, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Oncology.

$64,660 - $108,718
(Median)
$65K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,868
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$25.83 - $54.11
(Median)
$26
$38
$54
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,660 - $108,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$61,665 - $112,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.83 - $54.11  
   
Overtime
$56.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$61,665 - $112,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 24%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 13%

Oncology
up arrow 13%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$83,000

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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