Median pay for Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $78K annually. The vast majority of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,871 - $108,276
$58K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,265
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$13.17 - $49.69
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$35
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,871 - $108,276  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,962 - $105,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $49.69  
   
Overtime
$42.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$50,962 - $105,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
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Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Acute Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$78,000

Medicine / Surgery
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 5%

Psychiatric
up arrow 8%

Pediatrics
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Oncology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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