Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Average Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists make around $80K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (84 percent) of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists who took the survey are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,059 - $110,070
$59K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,107
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$13.32 - $50.26
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MEDIAN: $36.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,059 - $110,070  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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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$53,048 - $107,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $50.26  
   
Overtime
$42.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$53,048 - $107,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲5%

Geriatrics
▲4%

Acute Care
▲2%

Medicine / Surgery
▲2%

National Average
$80,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼2%

Psychiatric
▼10%

Oncology
▼15%

Pediatrics
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 5%