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Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists pull down an average of $76K per year. The majority of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$58,376 - $96,861
(Median)
$58K
$76K
$97K
MEDIAN: $76,090
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$29.61 - $58.37
(Median)
$30
$38
$58
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,376 - $96,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
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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$59,647 - $104,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.61 - $58.37  
   
Overtime
$35.61 - $53.06  
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 - $9,658  
   
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).
)
$59,647 - $104,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Psychiatric
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$77,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Geriatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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