Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) earns an average salary of $73,722 per year.
Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$58,802 - $90,806
(Median)
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91K
MEDIAN: $73,722
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Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Total Pay (?
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$26.21 - $51.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$58,802 - $90,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$59,191 - $98,231  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$26.21 - $51.08  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $88.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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).
)
$59,191 - $98,231  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%
Geriatrics
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Oncology
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National Average
$75,000
Medicine / Surgery
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Acute Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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