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Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

An average Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,260 - $97,000
(Median)
$58K
$76K
$97K
MEDIAN: $76,090
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90%

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$29.33 - $58.52
(Median)
$29
$38
$59
MEDIAN: $38.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,260 - $97,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,882  
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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$59,393 - $104,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.33 - $58.52  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $54.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,882  
   
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).
)
$59,393 - $104,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$77,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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