Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salary

Average Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists make around $88K per year. For the most part, Mid-Career Clinical Nurse Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$65,516 - $110,362
$66K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,888
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$12.26 - $58.72
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MEDIAN: $33.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,516 - $110,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
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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$57,453 - $118,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $58.72  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,000  
   
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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$57,453 - $118,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Salaries

Oncology
▲18%

Medicine / Surgery
▲7%

Acute Care
▲5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲2%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

Psychiatric
▼2%

Geriatrics
▼5%

Operating Room / OR
▼6%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▼10%

Pediatrics
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%
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