Pay for Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists sits in the ballpark of $78K annually. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$57,812 - $104,509
(Median)
$58K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,185
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$19.40 - $51.00
(Median)
$19
$38
$51
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,812 - $104,509  
   
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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$54,035 - $104,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $51.00  
   
Overtime
$40.87  
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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$54,035 - $104,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

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Acute Care
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National Average
$79,000

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Medicine / Surgery
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Psychiatric
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Oncology
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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