Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists pull down an average of $77K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,970 - $101,568
(Median)
$59K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,117
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$22.99 - $51.40
(Median)
$23
$37
$51
MEDIAN: $37.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,970 - $101,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,787  
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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$58,515 - $105,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.99 - $51.40  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,787  
   
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).
)
$58,515 - $105,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
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Emergency Room (ER)
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National Average
$78,000

Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Geriatrics
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Psychiatric
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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