The average salary for an Experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is $83,529 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Medicine / Surgery, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Oncology.

$64,620 - $108,206
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MEDIAN: $83,529
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$27.69 - $56.65
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MEDIAN: $39.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,620 - $108,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$62,588 - $111,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.69 - $56.65  
   
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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$62,588 - $111,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
074
10-19 years
74%
20 years or more
26%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 22%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 12%

Oncology
up arrow 12%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$83,000

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 7%

Psychiatric
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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