Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) earns an average salary of $74,722 per year.
Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary (?
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$59,003 - $92,935
(Median)
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67K
93K
MEDIAN: $74,721
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Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary (?
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$25.74 - $51.99
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,003 - $92,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$59,173 - $102,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.74 - $51.99  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
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).
)
$59,173 - $102,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%
Oncology
up arrow 3%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Acute Care
0%
National Average
$76,000
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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