Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists come in at around $82K annually on average. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$59,807 - $108,673
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$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,884
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$13.53 - $50.00
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$0$108K
Salary $59,807 - $108,673
Bonus $900
Profit Sharing $600
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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$52,096 - $105,798
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.53 - $50.00
Overtime $47.08
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $900
Profit Sharing $600
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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$52,096 - $105,798
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Fort Wayne:
"Work in a place that promotes and cares for their employees."
Healthcare has become a difficult place to work when the hopitals focus on money and make staff work harder with less help, chart more, but have great patient satisfaction scores. It is all about quality patient care, I just wish the hospitals supported that.

Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲4%

Geriatrics
▲4%

Medicine / Surgery
▲2%

Acute Care
▲1%

National Average
$81,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼2%

Psychiatric
▼10%

Oncology
▼16%

Pediatrics
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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